Mountain Bike Grips

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Mountain Bike Grips

They’re not as high-tech as a fancy new wheelset or suspension fork, but don’t overlook the importance of mountain bike grips. This humble component is one of your main connections to the bike, something you hold onto for the entirety of every ride. And a new set of grips is a great way to add fresh style and comfort to your mountain bike.

Mountain bike grips come in a plethora of styles and shapes. Some riders prefer thin grips for direct feedback and a close connection to the terrain you are riding. Others prefer the added cushioning and shock absorption of a thicker grip. If you’re the type who changes grips frequently, or who rides rugged terrain that tends to wear your grips out fast, lock-on grips are probably your best bet. They are made with an inner liner beneath the grip and they mount to your handlebars with metal lock rings and small screws to tighten them. Once they are tightened onto your bar, they won’t budge. The other advantage is they’re fast and easy to install and remove.

If you prefer simple, lightweight grips, consider slide-on grips. Silicone-style slide-ons like those from ESI are a popular choice for their soft, comfortable feel. This style of grip is typically lighter weight but often requires some sort of lubricant to install. Hairspray or rubbing usually alcohol works.

Beyond the standard round profile grips, we also carry ergo-style mountain bike grips that are often favored by endurance riders, plus some with built-in bar ends. We offer every style and material choice, from top brands like ODI, Lizard Skins, Ergon, ESI, Oury and many more. If you have any questions about what you’re looking for, give one of our expert Gear Advisors a call today at 888-880-3811.