Specialized Body Geometry Grip Grip

3.86/5 (29 Reviews)
MSRP : $9.99


Product Description

  • Our comfort grip which is medically designed by Dr. Minkow to relieve or eliminate pain and numbness caused by nerve compression in the wrist.
  • Ergonomically designed to decrease ulnar and median nerve pressure
  • Extra padding under ulnar nerve
  • Wider surface area disperses pressure
  • Locking mechanism holds grip in place
  • Contoured design maintains neutral hand position
  • Available in short lengths for Grip Shift applications.


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Bubba from Valpo a Weekend Warrior from Valparaiso, IN

    Date Reviewed: July 1, 2009

    Strengths:    none

    Weaknesses:    Clamp doesn't. Hands still go numb.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the first negative review I have ever posted. The clamp screws both stripped when I tried to tighten them. I rode them any way and my hands still went numb.

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    Favorite Trail:   Imagination Glen

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $35.00

    Purchased At:   Specialized .com

    Similar Products Used:   Oury

    Bike Setup:   Old steel Trek hardtail

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Colin Sim from Scotland a Weekend Warrior from Scotland

    Date Reviewed: June 25, 2008

    Strengths:    Far more comfortable than narrower grips

    Weaknesses:    asymmetrical shape makes them rotate on the bars and slippy without gloves.

    Bottom Line:   
    Although I continue to suffer from numb hands these grips are still far more comfortable that narrower ones. The larger diameter seems to fit the hand better without being too big to get a proper grip. They can be slippy if you're not wearing mitts or gloves but I always do. My pair have lasted over four years, still going strong and I'll buy another pair when they die. Loose a Chilli only because they tend to rotate around the bars and end up facing the wrong way!

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   Dales, Glasgow


    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by guy a Cross Country Rider from denver, co

    Date Reviewed: November 6, 2006

    Strengths:    Feels good when you first start riding.

    Weaknesses:    Hands go completely numb after 45 minutes. They weigh a lot.

    Bottom Line:   
    I didn't think about what type of grips I wanted until after I had used these for about six months. When I built up a new bike, I knew I had to get better grips. I thought the body geometry was meant to keep your hands from going numb. Alas, these grips are excellent at making your hands numb!

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   ODI Rogue.


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Ben Stack a Cross Country Rider from Minneapolis

    Date Reviewed: November 1, 2005

    Strengths:    Stay on the bar pretty well

    Weaknesses:    If you were to wet a sponge and tape it to your handlebars this is how this grip would feel when wet, thus allowing the hands to slip and slide all over the place.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you ride in wet conditions or sweat in the summer, don't buy these grips. Going up-hill with hands sliding over the grips is not fun. I ended up taking them off because I couldn't stand how they felt wet. They don't absorb any moisture.

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    Favorite Trail:   Gateway

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $13.00

    Purchased At:   Eriks Bike Shop

    Similar Products Used:   Ritchey True grips

    Bike Setup:   Klein Attitude Comp

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by xcbikeman a Cross Country Rider from london canada

    Date Reviewed: September 27, 2005

    Strengths:    works

    Weaknesses:    no instructions (like they have for BG Avatar Gel Seat) which really sucks considering these are very specific ergonomic assitive devices. NOTE Specialized has, as of this writing, a Mountian Bike version of this grip not same as pictured or reviewed here. http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqSection.jsp?sid=05EquipGripsTape

    Bottom Line:   
    as there were no instructions provided testing and research was required. I first webbed this string ... ulnar nerve "palm" ... then tested placement angle of the grips extruding 'BG' pad. This resulted in a specific personal placement of grip BG pad under the plam muscle ABDUCTOR DIGITI MINIMI (which the Specialized mntbike BG grips seem to favour). The protruding pad ended up (for me) angled not into the curvature of the palm (which seemed instinctual) but instead downwards slightly supporting the minimi abtuctor muscle. The grip works great but I wished some instructions would have saved me the testing, research and my wife's hairspray ;)

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    Favorite Trail:   north thames valley trail

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $15.00

    Purchased At:   allseasonsports

    Similar Products Used:   sram, bontranger, etc

    Bike Setup:   xc trek fuel

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Road Warrior from Toronto

    Date Reviewed: January 9, 2005

    Strengths:    They work. Fully relieves uncomfortable wrist/hand pressure. Cushy enough. Distinct look. Color choices. Long length

    Weaknesses:    Limited colour choices. New ones' groove pattern sometimes uncomfortable for me.

    Bottom Line:   
    Distinctly more comfortable than the rest by design. My hands got numb often without em. Once I got em, never got numb since (also attributed to a 20degree bend bar in a 45degree sweep down toward me).

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   lbs

    Similar Products Used:   Tru Grip I, II and Lite. Grab-On Hex, Oury, Tioga BioGrips, Salso Hex, Intense Lock-On.


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mervz a Weekend Warrior from Laguna, Philippines

    Date Reviewed: January 1, 2005

    Strengths:    Distinct (original?) design and unique look (so unlike many grips out there) Soft. Cheap. grippy for the most part.

    Weaknesses:    Slippery when wet/sweaty especially if you don't have gloves. Hard to take off the bar the conventional way but has since discovered an easy technique. For some reason it does not stick at all to my Answer protaper bar - it feels too lose, not secure and 'spins' along with your hand when it should not do.

    Bottom Line:   
    It worked well when i stuck it into a specialized, amoeba and da bomb bars. felt firm and all right. but using it in my protaper bar felt amiss. Feels loose and it rolls along with your hand. On long climbs without gloves and all you've got are yout sweaty paws they are quite slippery. The rubber, after more than a year of use, is starting to deteriorate a little. Looking forward to upgrading to an ODI or Lizard Skin

    But for its price it's a keeper

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    Favorite Trail:   makiling and bataan trails

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $6.00

    Purchased At:   a bike shop in Quiapo, Manila

    Similar Products Used:   MOB and other generic crap

    Bike Setup:   Giant Warp, Zokes Drop-Off Comp, DNM shock, Deore and Da Bomb parts, Sun rims, WTB motoraptor etc.

    Kona pahoehoe, Zokes MZ-Comp, Mavic rims, Maxxis Larsen

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Chris a Cross Country Rider from Los Angeles

    Date Reviewed: August 8, 2004

    Strengths:    Large diameter and contoured design.

    Weaknesses:    Outer soft layer started to peel off after a few months of use.

    Bottom Line:   
    I really liked the feel of these large diameter grips and would recomment them to anybody who complains that most grips feel too small for my hands. As for those who think they are too big for your hands ... get the womans version since they have a smaller diameter and may fit your wee hands better. I was disappointed that the soft patch of urathane that is supposed to support your hands under teh ulner nerve started to peel off, but since they were not that expensive and did not totally fall apart I still think they are a good product.

    Design improvements for this product:
    1. Convert to a lock-on style to prevent twisting of the grip.
    2. Streamline the grip and remove the stress risers at the interface between the soft urathane and the rest of the grip. This may stop the soft urathane from peeling off.

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    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Supergo

    Similar Products Used:   So many its sad

    Bike Setup:   Specialized Epic

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Shane from Portland, OR

    Date Reviewed: May 21, 2004

    Strengths:    Comfortable, anatomically correct, rubber compound feels right, sticks and stays in place well, helps distribute weight across the palm of the hand due to anatomical shaping.

    Weaknesses:    None found yet.

    Bottom Line:   
    Bottom line - a grip is only going to fit you as well as your hand fits the grip. I have larger hands, so the slightly larger than normal grip size on these are an exceptionally perfect fit. They're comfortable, don't slip on the bar easily (a problem I had with my '02 BG grips), and they work well. If you have small hands you might look elsewhere.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything twisted and sick

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Rivercity Bicycles

    Similar Products Used:   Crank Bros Neo, 2002 Body Geometry

    Bike Setup:   Specialized S-Works Epic Disc, Fox F100X, XT/XTR component set, Hayes HFX-Mag Plus hydraulic disc brakes, etc...

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Allen a Cross Country Rider from CA

    Date Reviewed: July 29, 2003

    Strengths:    grippy, stays put, pretty comfy

    Weaknesses:    a little less braking control when going downhill, very slick when wet. not as durable

    Bottom Line:   
    these are decent grips. not great tho. they are pretty comfy. i've had them on my bike for a about a year, riding mostly on weekends, before i went to college and started riding everyday to class. they started falling apart after several months. they become slick when wet. when they're dry, they're tacky, but the sticky outer surface is starting to wear out and the grip is starting to split axially. they are large diameter, which make them comfy, but i lose a bit of control on the downhills.

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    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   lbs


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Colin Roberts from Swepstone UK

    Date Reviewed: July 18, 2003

    Weaknesses:    No instructions - what angle should they be fitted on the bars? Where should the raised parts go (exactly under the finger joints or where) A quick print on the back of the carton wouldn't cost much but would help non "bikers" like me understand how they will best benefit me.

    Bottom Line:   
    Looks to be a good product but would help if I could understand how to get the most benefit.

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $13.00

    Purchased At:   wiggle.co.uk

    Bike Setup:   Tourer - being prepared for Lands' End to John O'Groats

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Mike a Cross Country Rider from Neb

    Date Reviewed: May 6, 2003

    Strengths:    A very original design

    Weaknesses:    Bigger grip diameter can hinder smaller riders.

    Bottom Line:   
    I bought the 2003 models which are grey/white/black. Although they are a little big for me, I like them a lot. Provides a comfortable grip for all situations. Cool product.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Bob Roll's Prayer Sticks, Pearl/3M

    Bike Setup:   2002 Specialized

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by alex pam from belmont ca

    Date Reviewed: March 6, 2003

    Strengths:    one of the only twist shift grips out there

    Weaknesses:    hurts my hands, slips easy

    Bottom Line:   
    these don't work at all for my hands, maybe its just me but i think they are just a waste of money

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $9.00


    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Tony a Weekend Warrior from South Portland Maine

    Date Reviewed: August 8, 2002

    Strengths:    Very comfortable, prevents wrist pain in my previously injured wrist.

    Weaknesses:    not much choice in color. Not the best grip but pretty good.

    Bottom Line:   
    After riding with them for the past few months on my old bike I ordered a new set as soon as I bought a new bike. The standard grips on my new Rockhopper work fine but my wrist hurts after an hour or so. Padded gloves don't help as much as these do. If you have any wrist problems these may be the answer.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   Cyclemania, Portland ME

    Similar Products Used:   Stock sram grips

    Bike Setup:   stock Specialized Rockhopper FSR xc comp

    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Norwalk, CT USA

    Date Reviewed: July 23, 2002

    Strengths:    Comfortable, prevent numbness.

    Weaknesses:    Slippery when wet.

    Bottom Line:   
    I tried the large model and found them very comfortable while road-riding to my local trails, but as soon as I started sweating, my hands were slipping all over the place, with and without gloves. I found they were not tacky enough. Maybe I need to try the shorties. Do not buy these if you are riding anywhere it gets hot and humid.

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    Favorite Trail:   Trumbull

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $12.00

    Purchased At:   CycleDynamics

    Similar Products Used:   Oury


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