Bontrager Comp Grip

3/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 60 grams MSRP : $8.00

Product Description

  • Hard inner compound material against handlebar resists rotation
  • Soft outer compound for comfort and control

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Win a Weekend Warrior from New York, NY

    Date Reviewed: June 19, 2002

    Strengths:    Thin (perfect if that's what you're looking for)
    Dual compound design is comfortable without being mushy
    Slots for tie-down wires (should you need them)

    Weaknesses:    They will twist a tiny amount when really going at it. I probably should have used grip glue.

    Bottom Line:   
    I'd been looking for the perfect thin grips and I think I've finally found them. One's choice of grips is very much a matter of personal preference. For myself, I ride mostly hardpack trails with some singletrack and a lot of city street riding also. I like thin firm grips because they feel better in those environments and they don't fatigue the hands as much. Also, steering the bike feels better with thin grips because they're a lot lighter. The dual compound design Bontrager uses has a very unique feel. The bumps are at the perfect thickness to provide a lot of grippiness, yet they're soft without being mushy and ineffectual. It's hard to describe, but even though these are relatively thin grips, they don't feel like thin grips. They're very comfortable, with or without gloves (with gloves is always better though). I really like these grips.

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    Favorite Trail:   Any

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Speedgoat

    Similar Products Used:   Ritchey True Grips, Oury, Serfas, ODI Mushrooms, Haro

    Bike Setup:   1998 Merlin XLM w/ XTR/King/Thomson/Race Face components

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from San Francisco

    Date Reviewed: January 13, 2002

    Strengths:    They're durable

    Weaknesses:    The low profile design provides very little shock dampening

    Bottom Line:   
    Don't buy these grips! They're way too thin to provide any shock dampening support. They might as well not be on my handlebars. Get Oury grips instead. Bontrager sucks a$$

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Similar Products Used:   Oury Grips are THE BEST!

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