Favorite Trail: Keystone-Peavine, Immigrant trail, Thomas Creek
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Purchased At: Copeland Sports
Similar Products Used: Lizard Skin, Forte lock-on grips
Bike Setup: Jamis Dakar XLT 3.0, Marz MXC, Thompson Elite and X4 seatpost & stem, Race Face Diabolus handlebar, Race Face Ride XC crankset with bash guard, Shimano XT drivetrain, Hayes El Camino brakeset, Mavic 819 with XT hubs wheelset, etc.
a Cross Country Rider
from Ottawa, Ontario, canada
Date Reviewed: November 27, 2004
Strengths: so so when dry but i still think itis to smooth
Weaknesses: it was soooo hard and it got very slipry in the rain. wayyy to smooth. almost as bad as new yeti.
Dont buy it, it is not as bad as new yet but it only deservs a 2 flaming hot chilie pepers
Weaknesses: Not verry soft, but not to hard either though.
They do there work with no fuss. Not the softest grips and not the moast durable but totally acceptable for the price. The only reason I like these grips more than any other grip is the name and motive on the grip. If you can get a grip for the price of any other good grip that reminds me of Moab I won't hesitate a second.
The sad thing is that the bike I had my Moab grips on was stolen. Fortunately I'm going to Moab this summer again. I will take that chance and stock up on a bunch of moab grips. I'll get dual density this time.
Similar Products Used: Salsa juegos fuego, ati, gripshift.
Bike Setup: They where mounted on a Yaston EA50 monkey bar
from Bay Area, CA
Date Reviewed: July 17, 2003
Strengths: Cut lines for good fit with SRAM shifters
Weaknesses: They wear out too quickly!!!!!
Wow these grips are really worthless! I installed them on my bike and after less than two months all of the raised grip area is worn off. Within another month they will be worn completely through! The previous grips on this bike lasted two seasons.
Bike Setup: Trek STP 200 Icon Graphite Stem Icon Graphite HB Icon Graphite SP Icon Graphite Crank Shimano M858 Selle San Marco ERA LX/LX/XT Dolomite & Revolt Avid SD20 Rock Shock Judy Race
a Cross Country Rider
from The Hague, (the Netherlands)
Date Reviewed: February 12, 2003
Strengths: A lot of grip! Nice model.
Weaknesses: Wears very quickly and if have the coloured version they get dirty and sticky very fast. Maybe a littlebit on the slim side so it tend to feel a bit hard.
There good "grippy" grips, but don't use them for marathon-racing, because the don't absorb shocks that well, wich is very frustating on long rides. So bottom line: They are not too expensive and they have good grip but they need to have more comfort! Good for training maybe, due to the fact that they wear very quickly!
Bike Setup: Gary Fisher Sugar4 - Full XTR - Mavic Crossmax XL UST -Marzocchi Marathon S - Thomson Elite stem/post. It's a beauty.
a Weekend Warrior
from Tucson, AZ
Date Reviewed: October 5, 2001
Weaknesses: Sticky; wears very quickly.
While I liked the Lizard Skins at first, after a couple of months I found that I had worn most of the 'tread' away and that the grips became very sticky. While stickness is a good thing in a grip, leaving residue in your hands is not.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: June 6, 2001
Strengths: -They're long, giving you plenty of hand room. -Come in transparent "color", which looks kinda neat. -Hands stick better to it than other grips, in my opinion.
Weaknesses: -Not the greatest when wet (but then again, I have yet to try a grip that functions well when wet) -They are a little hard on the hands, but not much more than any other grip.
These grips are great. Most grips provide you with just enough grip to fit your hand over. These grips are about 1" to 2" longer than most, giving you more hand room. Of course, this moves your shifters and brake levers inward more, but you can trim the grip. In fact, I think there's even a little template on the grip for you to follow if you want to trim. I didn't, because I like the extra hand room.
When your hands are dry, these grips are without a doubt the greatest. The material they use seems to be somewhat sticky, but maybe it's just because of the design. Unlike Lizard Skins, most manufacturers seem to think that placing lots of treads on a grip give you traction. This is not the case! Treads only reduce the contact area between your hands and the grips. With the Lizard Skins, you get an outstanding grip.
These are a little hard on the hands. Unfortunately, grips that are heavily padded reduce your grip. The padding twists, and allows your hand to move. I've yet to see a grip that has lots of padding that gives me a good hold.
If needed, use some gloves with these grips. They are by far the best, in my opinion.
I am going to telluride and moab....what are the best tires to use? My bike comes with Maxxis HRollers II but those are very heavy. I am between Nobby Nics SS 2.35 or Pacenti Neo Moto 2.3... Or just keep the Maxxis...Any thoughts?
Also I have ENVE AM rims....will they hold up at The Whole Enchil ... Read More »
Back in may a few of us made a trip to moab and of course we had to ride Captain Ahab while we were there . This is the end of our 17 mile ride for the day so fatigue was an issue . We rode up Amasa back, to pothole arch , to rockstacker , back to Amasa , down all of Ahab . This video is just the ah ... Read More »