Bontrager Big Earl Lock-On Grip

4.25/5 (4 Reviews)
Weight : 100 grams MSRP : $25.00

Product Description

  • Length: 124mm
  • Aggressive texture
  • Material: Dual Compound
  • Bontrager patented Lock-On system

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Uncle Jemima a Weekend Warrior from VERmont

Date Reviewed: November 17, 2010

Strengths:    Tight and comfortable.

Weaknesses:    ...they eventually will succumb to the laws of physics and nature and wear... I dunno, how am I supposed to answer this one?

Bottom Line:   
'Big Earl' grips are the best had. Any new bike will have these find a proper place. Awesome.

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Favorite Trail:   C.F.N.

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $18.00

Purchased At:   Chuck's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   ODI Ruffian and ODI Ruffian Wet.

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse 6Point 2007 38lbs.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by pipelayer671 a Cross Country Rider from Michigan, USA

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2009

Strengths:    Great Lock-on interface for carbon bars

Weaknesses:    Zero padding, Special tool needed to put them on and they only give you one, seems like it would be easier to tighten if they gave you two

Bottom Line:   
These grips look good, are light, and lock on tight. The more I ride them the less I like them though. As I mentioned there is zero padding, and if thats what your into these grips are definitely for you. They do give you a good feel but I guess the older I get I feel like I need a little more padding.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Stock Bontrager grips, other crap big box store grips

Bike Setup:   Trek 6k with a few stock parts left

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Downhiller from Vermont, USA

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2007

Strengths:    This product is a very good design, especially for those who use carbon bars. If anyone has used ODI grips, there downfall is the very small screws on the clamps, which are notorious for breaking. This does away with that issue. And it even comes with a wrench (that has a torque wrench attachment). They are quite slim, which helps reduce arm pump, and fatigue when braking.

Weaknesses:    The only issue I've noticed is that the grips could be a bit wider, maybe even a centimeter or less.

Bottom Line:   
A new standard in lock on grips...good deal too. One off for the narrow portion (even though they are no narrower than others, it may just be the clamps that get in the way a bit

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Local Shop

Similar Products Used:   ODI, WTB, just about every grip made

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz VP Free- Chris King, 888 Rc, Nokian 3.0, Juicy 7 brakes w/ 8" rotors, Thompson post, ect.

XCR 1000 Team: XT/XTR mix

GT Lightning Ti: XT/XTR, Raceface, Mavic Crosslands Tubeless, Carbon bar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by J Cormier a Weekend Warrior from Moncton, NB, Canada

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2006

Strengths:    Tough, easy to get off, light(for lock on's)

Weaknesses:    If u over tight the screws they wont come off easy

Bottom Line:   
there great grips if I had to start over again I would buy them again. If your somebody who whats phat grips for downn-hill or dirt jumping these are for you.but.. dont over thight them!

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Favorite Trail:   The Bud

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Mike's Bike Shop

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