Strengths: Looks, grip, high durability, and good comfort.
Weaknesses: Don't install themselves? Actually, no weaknesses, IF you know what you are looking for. Most reponses in this box are because the buyer did not really know what they were looking for, and were dissappointed. Or expected more from a cheaper product. I knew, and was not dissappointed at all.
I bought a 2009 Santa Cruz Heckler with these on it. I assumed they were stock or almost stock. I did not have to give the grips any thought at all. Really. Think about it. When a product does what it is supposed to, and causes you no concern or worry, or complaint. It fulfilled it's mission. These grips do that. Easy to install. Good looking , and they keep their look as in weather, UV, stabilized. Very durable, and the sticky-ness stayed at the same level for going on a year. And there is no abnormal wear. I just bought another pair for a newer FR/DH bike with no qualms or desire to try anything else. I do wear gloves all the time as I ride in AZ and our trees bite back.
I like 'em. And I'm the biggest whiner on the planet.
Date Reviewed: July 13, 2012
Strengths: Lost lasting, super tacky, all weather grips, durable, simple, grippy and sticky, useable with or without gloves, look good, comfy!
Weaknesses: Bar ends are a bad design but still work
Really good grips, they arent cheap to start with at about £16 so about $20 but they are Long lasting, and ODI ruffians are £15 or $18.50 but need to be replaced every 6 months, ive ran these lizard skins for 18 months and only replacing them for an up coming trip to morzine. Ive ran ODIs and Giant grips and they dont compare to the durabilty and all weather grip of the lizard skins, may be quite a lot to start with but they save you money in the future, also the grip pattern is really comfy because i find that you really have to bed in ODI grips to get them comfy and tacky but peaty grips do it from day 1.
Strengths: Grippy in all conditions. Attractive, fairly lightweight, very long-lasting.
Weaknesses: Expensive, end-cap uninspired compared to ODI grips, too thin (in diameter) for some people.
The price isn't too much for these grips as these grips really last very well. I also love the amount of grip, although for me they are a bit too thin, (in diameter) and marginally prefer ODI Rogue grips.
Similar Products Used: DMR Loccd, ODI Ruffian, Rogue, Chinese/Taiwanese copy grips.
Bike Setup: AM
Sir Chan destroy
a Cross Country Rider
from Birmingham, AL, USA
Date Reviewed: November 13, 2011
Strengths: Lock down tight, no movement whatsoever; extremely good looking - there is something to say for aesthetic craftmanship; customizable; yes, they are *super* tacky - but to me this is a strong point - when I'm barreling down a rocky, technical descent or navigating a tight rock garden, I want as much assurance as I can get that my hands are not going to slip...and they won't; clamps take a beating. Bottom line - they are relatively light, look great and will give you the confidence that your hands will not slip off of the grip, forwards or backwards. I never had that confidence with Ergons, which never did eliminate any numbness whatsoever...and the Peatey is just as comfortable if not more so. Oh, and I have the white grip with red/blue clamps - the grip gets hella dirty after just about every ride. But guess what? 30 seconds spent on each grip with Windex and a Scott shop rag and they look brand new again.
Weaknesses: Just a little on the thin side, but I have gotten used to it. Not much cushion, but as stated, they produce no more numbness than did the Ergon GS-1's I ran previously.
A little pricey, but they are more than worth it, so I'm giving fives all around. "High five!" -Borat
Similar Products Used: Stock this and that, Ergons
Bike Setup: Trek Superfly Elite 100 AL
a Cross Country Rider
from South Bend, Indiana
Date Reviewed: November 1, 2011
Strengths: Durable, won't move once locked in place.
Pretty solid grips and comfortable. They will not move once locked in place. They do seem pretty tacky, which is good I'd imagine after just one 8 mile loop with these on the bike. I got em because I like the fact that they are lock-on and therefore easily removed when need be. Also the fact you can customize them anyway you want is nice. Put the value at 4 since the price is a little steep, but that might just be because of the customization.
This is my first pair of lock on grips. And they came with my bike. Mine are grey (grip) & black (lock ends) it is nice to be able to adjust easily, then lock down and not have to worry.
I dont get upset or worried about dirty grips, they are grips. But, these bad boys are so sticky, they ate through my tld gloves.
when I first started riding, they felt normal, but after some ruff mnt riding, it's like a layer has worn off, and they are super sticky to the touch.
it feels like there is glue on my grips, but when I take my hands off to see if there is something sticky on my hands, nothing.
make sure if you upgrade to these grips, you upgrade your riding gloves too, if they are old, they will be eaten by these grips.
cant compare to other lock on grips, I really like wtb grips, so I may switch to wtb lock on grips, not sure.
I bought these after reading several reviews and wanted to put locking grips on my Trek 6500. I liked them so much I put them on my new Rockhopper Pro 29er as well. They leave my hands feeling better than any other grip I have used after a long ( 2 hour + ) ride. They grip really well and look nice too. I Totally recommend these if you want some nice grips for a decent price.
a Cross Country Rider
from Burlington, NC
Date Reviewed: February 9, 2011
Strengths: Everything! This is the perfect grip. Super tacky, perfect for gloveless riding. Perfect for gloved riding. I have abused these and the grips haven't even slightly deteriorated (yet). These lockrings are serious. You can TRY to move the grips and just get frustrated at how weak it makes you feel. They also clean VERY easy. Little bit of rubbing alcohol and a shop rag and the grips will look brand new (I have the white Peateys and yes, they are actually still white after an entire wet winter season).
This grip continues to get the highest ratings, and now I know why. Very tacky, sufficient padding, cleans easy, and the lockrings just work. Period.
Similar Products Used: zero lock on's
maxxis lock on's
Bike Setup: specialized P.2 2006
Marzocchi dirt jam pro fork
a Weekend Warrior
from Broken Arrow, OK
Date Reviewed: August 3, 2010
Strengths: Everything about them... but to get more specific, They double locks don't move at all. When you put them where you want them they stay put. Grips are sticky for gloves, but don't leave you with the gooey feeling when you're riding without.
Weaknesses: Can't think of any.
I will buy them again especially since you can customize them how you want. Others are writing about the colors and how they get dirty... welcome to MTN BIKING... get a roady if you want to keep your grips clean.
I plan to order the new ODI Troy Lee Design to test those out but that's just to say I've used them. I WILL go back to the Peatey's until LS comes out with something to top it.
Strengths: Easy to install, look great, comfortable and keep your hands on in any weather
Weaknesses: a little hard but mine are pretty worn
great reliable grips, last a really long time, look great feel great, recommended for trail riding AM anf maybe small downhill. With the white grips(what i have)all you have to do to make them look brand new is put some Gojo on them, rub em down and spray and dry and bam they look new!and they have a sticky layer on them after to give even more grip
Bike Setup: 2010 Yeti 575 and 2009 Intense Socom built up
a Weekend Warrior
from Haifa , Israel
Date Reviewed: August 4, 2009
Strengths: Very Comfortable, Got The Right Size & Thickness For My Palms, Won't Move, Looks Awesome !
Weaknesses: Altough I Got The Grey Version, People Say That The White Ones Tends To Get Dirty Very Quickly.. I Have No Problems / Weaknesses That I Can Think Of..
Great looking grips that Won't move an inch, I do a lot of All-Mountain trails & sometimes a little bit of downhill, No Complaints once or ever.
The grips are "sticky" & a bit thicker than my old Race Face Lock Ons (I got big hands so it is more comfortable for me).
Someone wrote about the clamps getting bashed up - well, it happened to me to - I just got new ODI claps & It's All Good.
Get The Grips - It's A Good Choice.
a Weekend Warrior
from Valley Center, Ca
Date Reviewed: February 6, 2009
Strengths: superb look, great feel
you get what you pay for, yes they might cost more, but I believe they are worth it. these grips fit nicely in my hand and gives you better control from the solid feeling,from the way they clamp (no twisting) really connects you with your bars.The rubber compund is super tacky, so if you are looking to upgrade your grips, go for it I don't think you will be dissapointed.