Salsa Cycles Juegos de Fuego Grips Grip

4.44/5 (16 Reviews)
MSRP : $9.00


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Salsa Juegos de Fuego 2-Ply GripsThe Juegos dual-ply construction and asymmetrically bulged shape enhance comfort and control.The raised pepper surface is muy moto, and it feels goodToo. Includes a set of Fire-Plugs bar plugs Soft peppers add cushTo outside Core material grips bar securely


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ibc a Cross Country Rider from DC

Date Reviewed: October 5, 2009

Strengths:    Using the lock-on version. Last grips you need. As the grips age, your sweat seems to slowly break them down, making them even stickier. They usually last for about 2-3 seasons.

Weaknesses:    Yes, when your hands sweat, your grips will become slippery. This is why we wear gloves. If your gloves are slipping off these grips, your gloves suck, not these grips. Seriously, if you are sweating so badly that you can't hold on to these sticky grips because of a sweating problem, I don't think any brand of grip is going to help you. You may just need to lash your wrists to the bars with a leather thong.

Bottom Line:   
These are the ones you want. Unless you're a sweaty-ass, slippery-glove-wearing, single-speed outlaw.

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Favorite Trail:   GWNF

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $14.00

Similar Products Used:   Only grips I've used that have stood out enough to remember

Bike Setup:   29" HT.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Art Vandeley a Weekend Warrior from Houston Texas

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2009

Strengths:    nice texture for good gripping, not too soft. peppers look cool.

Weaknesses:    slick when sweat gets to them but with gloves not really a problem.

Bottom Line:   
Great grip for the money. Just soft enough for comfort but still provides great control when you need to hand on for dear life. installed with isopropyl alcohol specifically used for IV dressings and these babies are not coming off. Would buy these again for sure.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   specialized enduro


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Plats a Weekend Warrior from Austin

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2008

Strengths:    sticky, reduced numbness

Weaknesses:    can get slippery with extreme sweat, but all seem to do that

Bottom Line:   
Why re-invent the wheel, did several different kinds this season, guess what? I came full circle back to the Juegos, guess they were the best all along.

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Favorite Trail:   Walnut

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   tried maybe 6 kinds other that this

Bike Setup:   29er

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick from San Antonio, TX

Date Reviewed: September 5, 2006

Strengths:    Confortable, very grippy, peppers look slick! I've never had any problems with grip when they are wet, and I don't wear gloves either.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great grips. I pull the hell out of these things banging my fixed-gear all over town, and they never let me down. Buy 'em!

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Favorite Trail:   Downtown Traffic

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   WTB

Bike Setup:   fixed gear bike w/ semi-track geometry and flat bar

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Rocko a Cross Country Rider from Wisconsin

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2006

Strengths:    Soft and comfortable
Good grip when dry
Hold well on the bar


Weaknesses:    Sweat makes 'em slippery as heck
Plugs fit loosely in bars


Bottom Line:   
My first impression of these grips was pretty positive. They didn't twist at all once installed on the bars, and they felt pretty comfortable. The raised soft rubber peppers and ergonomic shape are nice.

Unfortunately, when my hands start to sweat the grips become completely worthless. They're slippery when wet, even with gloves on. It might not be as much of a problem on my geared bike, but when I'm mashing up a hill on my single speed, I need all the leverage on the bars that I can get. My hands slipping off of the bars makes this very difficult.

Hot, humid days and these gloves don't mix, so two chiles overall. Two chiles for value, because it was $10 flushed down the drain.

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Favorite Trail:   Lowes Creek Co Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   WTB Dual Compound
cheap stock grips


Bike Setup:   Gunnar Ruffian single speed with Easton EC70 carbon riser handlebar

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ed a Weekend Warrior from quezon city, philippines

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2005

Strengths:    Excellent grip... very comfortable... cool design...

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I really like the design, its cool and it has an excellent grip. You cant go wrong with it and its also comfortable to your palm even riding it for hours....

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7.00

Purchased At:   KING'S BIKE SHOP Quiapo Mla.

Bike Setup:   xc hardtail norco frame... shimano LX '05 group set, marzocchi exr pro shocks, avid ball bearing 7 disc brake and avid d7 lever, easton ea50 handle bar, fsa stem, mavic 223 rim, da bomb saddle, specialize enduro tire

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark B. a Weekend Warrior from Ft. Wayne, IN, USA

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2004

Strengths:    comfort, durability

Weaknesses:    twist some on the bar

Bottom Line:   
I haven't had a day of regret putting these grips on -- they cushion the hands well, they last, changing out is a little rough (they've been on two bars now), and they do tend to twist just a bit, more so on the carbon bar than the alloy. The end plugs didn't fit the alloy bar, so I had to use expansion plugs (Schwinn BMX) then. But the grips are a worthy investment -- couldn't find the ODI type, would have gotten the best of both worlds! ODI is the only thing I could think of to replace these with.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   generic/OEM crap

Bike Setup:   hardtail, Profile carbon riser, Prodigy stem, Manitou 100mm, XT crank, 8-speed, BG saddle, Hayes mech discs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete Hill a Racer from Wheaton, IL

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2004

Strengths:    Don't slide stay in place, dry quickly, no numbness, excellent grip.

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
I never found a grip that would not slip until Salsa. Plus never had a problem with getting wet. The squares let air pass through, while the very functional chili peppers have excellent bite. I also have the salsa gloves which work well with these grips

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Oury, Odi, race face.

Bike Setup:   Salsa Bandito XT, XTR, Sram.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jonathan 'jonowee' Wee a Cross Country Rider from Perth, WA, Australia

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2004

Strengths:    [Review for Lock-On model.]
-Lock-On security, ease fo use, installation.
- +Grip.
- Wide.
- Neat and cheeky pepper design that also vent the grip.


Weaknesses:    - Wide, Lock-on grips don't fit on cramped riser bars. (WILL SOMEONE FROM GRIP-MAKING LAND PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE GRIPS IN THE DIFFERENT DESIGNS AND CONFIGURATION TO NOT LEAVE GRIPSHIFT USERS BEHIND DAZED AND FUSTRATED. Come on, you can't ignore it that there thousands of gripshift users, $$.)
- Lock-On starters may be scared off by the premium.
- Currently only comes in black only.
- Lock-On's design does not allow dual density grip design for plush feel. (Back to the drawing board peoples.)


Bottom Line:   
Outstanding if you don't ride gripshifts.
I'm looking up info on ODI Lock-Ons and they have Lock-Ons in narrower widths. Should swap them.
Lock-Ons are the way of the future if they come in all the design and configurations (dual-density).

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Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   A$59.95 at TBE Willetton

Similar Products Used:   - Standard (slips like a vaselin-covered bowling ball with bare sweating hands.)
-MICHELIN grips (Ergonomics 101, dual density plushness, grips like hot racing tyres.)


Bike Setup:   Fat 30-35lb alloy XC hardtail AVANTI with 2002 ROCK SHOX Judy XC to replace the stock RST fork (Bad, Bad!)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pete Hill a Racer from Wheaton, IL

Date Reviewed: January 15, 2004

Strengths:    grip holds well to hand and bar no slipage. I like how well it dries air passes through the grip due to lots of spacing. No numbness. Price was right, Bar end hold well

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Buy the Salsa glove the grips and gloves work together well. Once these grips are on their on, other grips used to slip not these.

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Favorite Trail:   Palos

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $9.00

Purchased At:   online

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Oury

Bike Setup:   Specialized

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Geoff from Whibty

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2003

Strengths:    Really soft, easy to grip and dont move on the bars

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Solid grip all round. Havent used anything better. In 24hour races my hands used to get mad blisters even with gloves on but not with these ones!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   Antoons

Similar Products Used:   Serfas, Haro

Bike Setup:   KHS Alite 4000, full XTR, SID WC fork

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Rich a Cross Country Rider from Apex, NC

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2003

Strengths:    the dont spin on my bar

Weaknesses:    hard to hold onto when they get sweaty

Bottom Line:   
I liked these grips fine until I rode trails today in 95 degree heat. I had to cut my ride short because I could not hang on to these things. If you ride in the heat, these might be ok w/ full finger gloves. I went straight to the bike shop and got some RaceFace good-and-evils.

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Favorite Trail:   Angels Landing

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Similar Products Used:   lots


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Deadman a Cross Country Rider from Kalamazoo MI

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2003

Strengths:    soft, sticky when wet, easy to apply, pre-cut for barends

Weaknesses:    grips spin, quick to wear

Bottom Line:   
My grips will spin if I twist them, but I do not notice it when I ride. The grips will wear down, but don't they all. I'll buy these again.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Custer MI red loop

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi Greptile.

Bike Setup:   2002 Hoo Koo E Koo w/ Manitou SX Carbon, Easton EA50 stem, seat post and xc handlebar, Kenda Kilmax tires and lite weight tubes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Megan from Claremont, CA

Date Reviewed: February 19, 2003

Strengths:    Look mad cool, grippy, feel good on most of the hand, absorb vibes well

Weaknesses:    hurts the heel of my hand, a little slippery when wet

Bottom Line:   
Since I'm a big dork (and a big poser) I've got a superman color scheme going on (red, yellow, blue). The grips look mad cool on my bike. I did the look and the feel of the little chili peppers. Like the plugs. My fingers and palms really like these grips. The heels of my hands hurt like none other when riding them though. Even with gloves. Never happened with my ODIs. Overall, I like 'em though.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   ODI assault- ah, my nishiki cascade and the early '90s

Bike Setup:   access XCL frame, lx/xt drive train, stx-rc vees with avid sd7 levers, thudbuster w/ selle italia gel flite, titec hellbent bars w/ big al stem, indy c - the wonders of a college student budget

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Waldo a Downhiller from Jersey

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2003

Strengths:    Grip is the perfect size and shape for my hands! The slight bulge in the center conforms to the shape of your hands well. The raised peppers have grip, tackiness and provide comfort against vibration. The bar end caps are soft and fit the ends of your bars easy. They don't budge once their on. Reasonably priced. Nice colors available. Sharp-looking.

Weaknesses:    I wish they would last longer but they do last longer than most grips. They will wear out more if you ride w/ them wet. Otherwise they will last 6-7 months w/ everyday hard riding. Hard to get off once their on.

Bottom Line:   
Get them if you have smaller to medium size hands and want comfort. I got them b/c Oury's and Odi Rouge were too thick for my hands. Good for freeride and XC. I highly recommend them! They are almost Perfect and I haven't found a better grip so I must give them 5's all-around!

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Favorite Trail:   Foutainhead, VA

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $13.00

Purchased At:   bikeman.com

Similar Products Used:   WTB, Oury, ControlTech, Titec, GT, Odi

Bike Setup:   Trek Bruiser, WTB Moto 2.4, 2.5 Weirwolf, Fox 125R, RF Prodigy DH cranks, Alex Supra E rear wheel, DM24 front wheel. Titec hellbent bar and stem, Deore drivetrain, Haro Mirra seat and those Salsa fuego grips!

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