Bontrager Earl Lock-On Grip

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
Weight : 125 grams

Product Description

  • Length: 130
  • Material: Dual Density

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nathan Lulek a Weekend Warrior from North Clarendon, VT, USA

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2007

Strengths:    The lock on feature is the best I have ridden BMX for the most part and have now converted over to MTB and have yet to yank off my grip like I've done in the past to glue on grips.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Best damn grips ever!

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Favorite Trail:   Knotch Rd. Fire trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Green Mountain Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   mushroom glue on grips.

Bike Setup:   Trek Jack 2

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BlazeHelm a Cross Country Rider from Derbyshire, UK

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2006

Strengths:    Well made, comfortable, reasonably light lock on grips

Weaknesses:    Collar should come pre-fitted.

Bottom Line:   
Bought these grips as a replacement to the stock specialized grips when I changed my bars. They were reasonably easy to fit, very secure, comfortable and well made. The only problem is fitting the metal collar over the end of the grip - you need to lever open to get it to engage on the grip. The collar could be fitted at time of manufacture, but it isn't and you have to force open the collar with a screwdriver - which takes the edge off the collar and causes a little burr. This is a shame because it's a really nice, well made and attractive product. Don't like to damage this fitting them! So docked one chilli.....

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Favorite Trail:   Coed Llandegla

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Bridgtown Cycles

Bike Setup:   Specialized Rockhopper Disc 06. Thomson seatpost, Thomson Elite Stem, Easton EA70 Monkeybars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Glenn Vernes a Cross Country Rider from Middletown, CT

Date Reviewed: October 24, 2006

Strengths:    Bolt-on security,grippy and comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Cheap plastic flanges will fall off. $25 for grips?

Bottom Line:   
I put these on my new Cannondale Rush 1000 because I use only bolt on grips. Overall I'd say these the best grips I've ever had. My glue-on grips would always twist and migrate to the outside of the bar- they never felt secure. Of course these bolt on grips don't do that, and that's their biggest advantage. If you have trouble with your glue-on grips staying put, I'd reccommend replacing them with bolt ons. These grips have a comfortable pattern and compund and are easy to hang on to. The diameter is a little large, maybe too large for small hands.

My only gripe is that these grips have cheap plastic flanges on the outside that will get torn off pretty quickly. They're a good idea, but porrly executed in this case. Oh, and $25 is a lot of money for grips, but they are good ones.

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Favorite Trail:   The one to your mom's house

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Cycling Concepts

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Rush 1000.

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