Lizard Brake Lever Grips Extras

2.65/5 (17 Reviews)
MSRP : $10.00


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Lizard Skin Brake Lever Grips


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gordon a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2005

Strengths:    Grips look really cool.
Gives you the padding for comfort for your brake levers.
Material wont tear easily or break apart.


Weaknesses:    Installation takes time and method.(see below).
Stitching sorts of breaks, exposing thread.
Neoprene is too thin(2mm) , can be penetrated with a toothpick.


Bottom Line:   
---- To install ----
1) Prise open the grips and use a toothpick to remove ALL the adhesive tape.
2) Slip grip into lever(with abit of force).
3) Use another toothpick, apply art glue(not super glue please!) on the insides of brake levers.
4) VOILA!

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Apart from the installation, this product is just great and cheap! If you have the extra cash, dash to your LBS immediately! =)

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Favorite Trail:   Roads + Off Road

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   None.. a layer of sweat + dirt?

Bike Setup:   Progear 2005, Shimano System, DNM Fireball rear shock, RST T-4 Fork , Progear velo saddle, Setlaz kevlar handgrips, Promax disc brakes
Lizard Skins chainstay, grunge guard for both derailleurs, headset seal, brake levers. Maxxis larsen TT wheels with HIC double rims. Topeak carbon fenders (rear and front).
Dual front headlights and single tail-light. Wellgro pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John a Cross Country Rider from Colorado Springs, CO USA

Date Reviewed: June 17, 2002

Strengths:    I bought these after I got fed up with freezing my finger tips on bare aluminium during springtime thunder storms at 10,000 feet. These things are bomber. I finally lost one this winter after two years of abuse (with a crash on frozen gravel). Grip is great when wet, though that's not why I got them.

Weaknesses:    Nearly impossible to get on if you don't READ & FOLLOW the instructions. The hardest part was finding somebody that uses hair spray... with the hair spray the things slip on in about two seconds.

Bottom Line:   
A must if you ever wear fingerless gloves in a place with big temperature swings. Lets you keep the feeling in your fingers for the price of a beer.

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Favorite Trail:   Colorado Trail

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Criterium Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   SRAM grip shift/TEKTRO levers

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dave a Weekend Warrior from CANADA

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2001

Strengths:    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Weaknesses:    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Bottom Line:   
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
If this product was not meant as a joke on "Lizard Skins" part part I appologize for laughing but...ha ha ha ha ha ha


ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
ha ha ha whooooooo

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   h a ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Similar Products Used:   ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Bike Setup:   ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jabberwocky a Weekend Warrior from The Great State of Georgia, USA

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2001

Strengths:    All the pretty colors, and soft, velvety neoprene, or whatever that stuff they're made of is called.

Weaknesses:    Pretty colors are distracting. They made me question my manhood. The neoprene stuff don't grip. Slips off. Pretty colors go bye-bye. Eyes follow pretty colors while screaming downhill. Eyes not see stump in the middle of the trail. Ouch.

Bottom Line:   
These things blow goats. Seriously. They don't stay on. I guess I should've known that anything neoprene and velcro should be best left to two things: scuba diving and beer protecting. They work like my neighbor, who's on "disability," but we're not going to make this a socio-political commentary. Either spend your monay on beer, or use the friggin' things for straw warmer/coolers or something, but for God's sake, don't put 'em on your brake levers.

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Favorite Trail:   The Boondoxx

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   ODI brake lever covers: work like a champ. no pretty colors (mine are black). Keep my fingers warm in winter, so I can pick my nose while riding without freezing a nostril. Mad grip!!! No slippin' here, bubba. Oh, yeah, back to the lizard crap.

Bike Setup:   Some aluminum, some wires, some rubber: different names stamped, painted, or stuck on 'em: GT, Python Gold, Rhyno Lite, Kore, Bontrager, Easton, XT, XTR, Rock Shox, and some duck tape.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by dusto a Cross Country Rider from battlerford

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2001

Strengths:    none

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
they useless and are just for looks

wear gloves instead

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Favorite Trail:   pee gee man

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Purchased At:   my lbs

Similar Products Used:   gloves

Bike Setup:   coustom made aluminum all around hardtail mountain bike

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Sean McGrath a Weekend Warrior from Aliso Viejo, CA

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2000

Strengths:    Absolutely none.

Weaknesses:    First I couldn't get them apart. Then after getting the apart and installing, they felt terrible. I think I had them on for three rides and they fell apart at the seems.

Bottom Line:   
Don't waste your money with these things. The only item that I believe is worth buying from Lizard Skins is the gaurd that protects the frame near the chain.

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Favorite Trail:   San Juan Trail

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   Nothing else tryed like these and I never will try anyother type

Bike Setup:   Big Hit...

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Wiseman a Cross Country Rider from USA

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2000

Strengths:    None, really, except they make your levers look fancy at first. But they wear so fast and then look cheesy.

Weaknesses:    they don't really work any better than medical or cloth sports tape.

Bottom Line:   
I ordered them because the LBS didn't carry them. I live in humid country, and need some lever slip prevention. These came stuck together in the package and I couldn't hardly get them out. I also order some Lizard shock guards and chainstay guards. I have used all of them for months, but everything is falling apart. The stitching stinks, etc.

Lizard Skins in UT didn't help a bit, when I asked for a warranty on the bad lever skins (bad out of the box) and told them by email about the stitching (not expecting any replacement, just thought I would tell them to stitch better in the future).

They never replied, never called never did anything. They are unresponsive. But for products that retail

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   tape, rubber tubing

Bike Setup:   avid brakes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by don a Cross Country Rider from miami

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2000

Strengths:    none these are crap

Weaknesses:    lets hope u didnt spend any $ on these

Bottom Line:   
dont buy these....

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Favorite Trail:   too many

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   gloves

Bike Setup:   trek

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by jim a Downhiller from bellflower

Date Reviewed: November 28, 1999

Strengths:    
can double for garbage


Weaknesses:    
can double for garbage


Bottom Line:   
I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY BUYING THESE THINGS...DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT WAST YOUR CASH ON THESE. SPEND YOUR MONEY ON SOME GU PACKETS OR SOMETHING..THESE THING ARE TERRIBLE

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Favorite Trail:   
all of em

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
my gloves


Bike Setup:   
ellsworth

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by cubby a Cross-Country Rider from pt jeff sta, ny

Date Reviewed: November 13, 1999

Strengths:    
looks....added gripping ability....?***don't listen to the negative reviews.get something to gently open one end just a hair and then generously spray hairspray all over the in/outside of grip. then just slip them on. i have avid 1.9 levers and had no problems.


Weaknesses:    
none


Bottom Line:   
if you're into cosmetics get a pair

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Favorite Trail:   
stillwell

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
trek 8000....manitou sx

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by jay juan a Weekend Warrior from San Diego

Date Reviewed: September 7, 1999

Strengths:    
better than bare levers; cheap


Weaknesses:    
a bit difficult to prepare...and hair spray??


Bottom Line:   
mine looked like they were already bonded together out of the package, poking them with a pencil will surely damage the product. If you can, try pinching each side to pry them apart as best you can. Spray the inside of the skins with hairspray (do not overspray to avoid sticky fingers) and not the levers themselves!!! Why didn't they think of a water based glue so we don't have to search for hairspray in the garage???

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Favorite Trail:   
single track

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
cloth/rubber tape and the like


Bike Setup:   
shimano XT's

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by D T a Cross-Country Rider from A2

Date Reviewed: August 25, 1999

Strengths:    
Not much--they are better than bare levers


Weaknesses:    
Mine were bad out of the package, customer service is nihil.


Bottom Line:   
I got two sets. I couldn't hardly get either out of the package without destroying them. The rubber neoprene was old, probably, and had joined with the cardboard inserts that held the pads. When I contacted lizard skins out in UT, no one would help me. I don't want to buy more of their products only to find that it won't work out of the package. I did get it onto my levers and tried it. It does help, but mine wore away fast because of damage done getting it out and on. cloth rim tape works just as well. Had lizard skins at least tried to help me, I would have given them more chilis, but...

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
cloth tape



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Brian a Weekend Warrior from Middletown, MD

Date Reviewed: July 31, 1999

Strengths:    
add grip to brake levers, look cool, cheap


Weaknesses:    
really really really hard to get on


Bottom Line:   
They are very hard to get on, first, you need to get them out of the package, then use a screwdriver or pencil or something and shove it through a few times to 'prepare' it. Then you have to spray hairspray on the brake levers. After that, slip 'em on and they're fine. They don't move AT ALL after they dry. They look pretty cool and add a bit of grip. I think the ones I got were a bit old, when I put them on, there was a big bump in one, but that flattened out after about a day of use. All my friends are like 'How much did your new brake levers cost?' And I laugh and tell them i just got grips for them by Lizard Skins. I think that they work rather good, and they are pretty cheap.

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Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Bike Setup:   
Diamondback Sorrento (1997 Cro-Mo MTB alloy frame)

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Pealu a Cross-Country Rider from Manchester

Date Reviewed: July 28, 1999

Strengths:    
Easy to fit, and they work


Weaknesses:    
A bit fiddly if you've got fingers like cucumbers


Bottom Line:   
Okay, so they're fiddly to get on but a generous helping of hairspray did it for me. Since they dried out they haven't moved at all and make my braking life much much easier.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
Shimano XT levers

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by frank a Weekend Warrior from tallahassee,fl

Date Reviewed: June 4, 1999

Strengths:    
cheap price


Weaknesses:    
cheap product, ripped when i was putting the first one on...


Bottom Line:   
bottom line is u get the same satisfaction as flushing a five dollar bill down the toilet

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Favorite Trail:   
redbug

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
medical tape...works better


Bike Setup:   
haro escape,bomber forks

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