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WTB Grips Grip

4/5 (19 Reviews)
Weight : 93 g/pr MSRP : $10.00


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Product Description

  • Our durable and rugged octagonally faceted, medium diameter grips
  • Extra thick ends to prevent tearing and punch-outs
  • Black


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Bolinas from Mill Valley CA USA

    Date Reviewed: June 4, 2003

    Strengths:    Graet grips hold on to the bars greatly its WTB there the best

    Weaknesses:    none except that they need to make lock ons

    Bottom Line:   
    Its WTB, buy there products, the more you buy the more the produce and upgrade. WTB all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

    Purchased At:   sponsor

    Similar Products Used:   WTB grips


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Paul a Cross Country Rider from London UK

    Date Reviewed: October 17, 2002

    Strengths:    Dual compound seems to work. Nice feel, and they don't slip round the bars. Lots of colours. Cheap

    Weaknesses:    Slippery when wet with bare hands.

    Bottom Line:   
    Probably fine if you wear gloves, but with bare hands there are other grips that are better in the wet. Grips make a big difference to the feel of a bike, and there's not much price difference between the cheapest and the best, so I don't think it's worth scimping in this area.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $7.00

    Purchased At:   Bromley Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Scott

    Bike Setup:   XC hardtail

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Chris T a Cross Country Rider from Malden, MA, USA

    Date Reviewed: May 28, 2001

    Strengths:    Grippy and durable
    Comfy for extended rides - made the trip from Boston->New York without any hand problems


    Weaknesses:    Slippery when wet
    Spin on bars once in a while


    Bottom Line:   
    Don't feel the need to strip these off your bike if they come with it - they do the job pretty well. Durable - only replacing because I finally cut one on a rock, otherwise they are not worn that badly considering 3000 miles on them. Would have bought another pair but for the wet performance. 1 demerit for the wet performance.

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    Favorite Trail:   Middlesex Fells

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Purchased At:   Came with bike

    Similar Products Used:   Old-school Oakley BMX grips on my Schwinn years ago

    Bike Setup:   2K Fisher Aquila, Bontrager SuperStock bar, Fisher bar ends

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Brian a Cross Country Rider from Berkeley, CA

    Date Reviewed: May 11, 2001

    Strengths:    Good grip when dry

    Weaknesses:    Slipery when wet, wears fast

    Bottom Line:   
    These are good grips for dry conditions but they get very slippery when wet or your hands get too sweaty. They also wear fast. I always find my hands covered in black particles adter riding. I've seen them for around five bucks a pair at a local bike shop though. So you can get them cheap.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Foam grips, Giant OEM grips

    Bike Setup:   Upgraded Giant Iguana

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by drbll a Cross Country Rider from kenosha

    Date Reviewed: April 20, 2001

    Strengths:    Looks great

    Weaknesses:    Seem to be wearing.

    Bottom Line:   
    I really like these grips, they are comfortable and very grippy. They come in cool colors also. My only concern is that they might wear to quickly, but we will see. It is nice that you don't have to cut the ends out for installing bar ends. I have seen them for $6.50 at Cambria.

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $10.00

    Purchased At:   Galyans

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Pedros, Ame

    Bike Setup:   Specialized M2 w/ Sid xc and all XT

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Gary Fisher a Cross Country Rider from USA

    Date Reviewed: December 22, 2000

    Strengths:    Nice, Amazingly grippy when dry..

    Weaknesses:    Not that grippy when wet so wear gloves and it is fine...Oh and the biggest thing i have against these grips is that..well..they arnt making me any faster!

    Bottom Line:   
    The WTB Dual Compounds are nice they are mildly thin..and are not as "loud" as some of those yeti's....I would/am recommending these to everyone i kno who rides...so you should get them to.. Im givin them a 4 for value cause 11 bucks off the shelf is kinda steep but 5 cause they'r great!!!!!

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Purchased At:   Came w/ Bike

    Similar Products Used:   Uh..other grips?

    Bike Setup:   2001 Sugar 3 w/ Time ATAC and Z2

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Luke a Cross Country Rider from Knoxville,TN,USA

    Date Reviewed: September 21, 2000

    Strengths:    Grippy when wet. Grippy when dry.Grippy,grippy,grippy (not just rubbery)

    Weaknesses:    Little thick for my tastes. Loud coloring.

    Bottom Line:   
    I personally like a really thin grip, so this was on the thick side for me, but just by a little bit. Like all grips, this is just personal preference.
    Objectively, they act like good grips should. Very tacky when wet or dry, not just rubbery.
    I reccomend this to anyone who wants a good, sticky, medium thickness grip and doesn't mind having very bright colors on your bike.
    Those of you whe need a very thin, or very thick grip need to find one that suits you, but make sure it has the grippiness of the WTBs.

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    Favorite Trail:   Lock4

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $5.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   Many

    Bike Setup:   99 Jamis Dragon

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Radar a Racer from Barberton OH

    Date Reviewed: September 5, 2000

    Strengths:    They're good

    Weaknesses:    ?

    Bottom Line:   
    This is just an update. They perform at least as good as all the other grips I've tried. They do wear maybe a little faster than others, but they give a pretty nice ride. I would recommend them for small-to-medium size hands because they aren't as thick as Oury's which fit big hands better. These also stick to the bar phenominally well, and I've had grips slide off. I just take them off and put them back on with a little spit. They stay like they're glued to the bar. Overall these are nothing special, but worth getting anyway.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything with dirt

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Purchased At:   Eddy's

    Similar Products Used:   ESP, Yeti, etc...


    Overall Rating:2
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Coletas a Cross Country Rider from from all over, in texas now

    Date Reviewed: July 9, 2000

    Strengths:    Came free on my bike, look kinda cool.

    Weaknesses:    Slippery when damp, wear out fast, incredibly narrow.

    Bottom Line:   
    Not the greatest product in the world. It was, I think, one of the places the Fisher skimped on this bike to keep it at a lower price point (along with a low end BB and headset), and I do not really blame them. I mean this is a part that is probably gonna be changed out due to personal preference anyway, so why spend money on it... a few bucks saved per bike, across an entire production run, will be enought to buy Paola some great looking pink bike pants (not to mention jersey, shoes, Sugar 1, socks, gloves... I am manly concerned with the pants though).

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    Favorite Trail:   San Angelo State Park

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Generic, Oasis, Yetti, Schwinn, Specialized.

    Bike Setup:   "Linda"... Y2K Mt. Tam, oasis grips and a few minor upgrades.

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Joe a Racer from NE Ohio

    Date Reviewed: March 28, 2000

    Strengths:    + Cool look
    + Decent feel
    + Light


    Weaknesses:    - A little slippery (any grips are when wet and with no gloves)

    Bottom Line:   
    These are pretty good. People might say they are slippery but that's because they either don't wear gloves or they get these grips wet alot. IMO they have good feel, and look cool too.

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    Favorite Trail:   Anything with dirt.

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   ESP (pretty good too)

    Bike Setup:   Fisher, with Bonty bars.

    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by Frank a Weekend Warrior from Tucson, AZ, USA

    Date Reviewed: January 28, 2000

    Strengths:    clear looks cool, nothing else

    Weaknesses:    SLIPPERY

    Bottom Line:   
    First of all, grips are like pedals and tires: everyone has their own preference. With that in mind, let me say that I hate these grips. They look cool, but that's it. With any amount of moisture, these grips lose any grip whatsoever. They're the perfect fairweather grip for the sweatless rider. I find that for real world conditions they suck. Today I bailed because my hands flew off of them while bombing a downhill section. They also aren't comfortable for me. Some people might like them, but I don't.

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    Favorite Trail:   any singletrack

    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Similar Products Used:   Specialized

    Bike Setup:   Aeon Isis, Marzocchi Z3 LT fork, Chris King Headset, etc.

    Overall Rating:5
    Submitted by Luc Albert a Racer from Milpitas, CA

    Date Reviewed: October 27, 1999

    Weaknesses:    
    Slippery when wet


    Bottom Line:   
    These are great grips. They are soft but not too soft and fit right into the palm of my hand.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Saratoga Gap

    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    Yetti


    Bike Setup:   
    Red grips on my '99 Zaskar LE team and '99 XCR 1000

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Ben a Cross-Country Rider from Sussex - UK

    Date Reviewed: October 5, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Very Grippy and soft


    Weaknesses:    
    worn out allready
    very very slippy when wet


    Bottom Line:   
    These are nice grippy grips but when it's wet or sweaty they are very slippy, they have worn out very quickly too. I use Kona Moosenuckle now and they are fantastic.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Lattrigg XC

    Duration Product Used:   
    6 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    Standard ones
    Kona Moosenuckle


    Bike Setup:   
    Kona Hahanna

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Nick Fenton a Racer from Clinton CT

    Date Reviewed: August 16, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Verry grippy, comes in many many colors now!


    Weaknesses:    
    None if used properly


    Bottom Line:   
    The best grip out there unless your a gorill then try some Yeti's or odi's. Yes it is true that they are slippery when wet and I wore mine out in a week but I found out that you can spray the grips with a water reppellent and they don't slipp or wear out as fast.

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Not telling!

    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    odi-too big!
    and way to many others


    Bike Setup:   
    K2 1000

    Overall Rating:4
    Submitted by Ben a Cross-Country Rider from Sussex - UK

    Date Reviewed: August 11, 1999

    Strengths:    
    Very very grippy


    Weaknesses:    
    wears out very fast, very slippy in wet


    Bottom Line:   
    very grippy but if you ride in gloves they wear out in a couple of months, apart from that, very good

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    Favorite Trail:   
    Lattrigg

    Duration Product Used:   
    3 months

    Similar Products Used:   
    orange, yeti


    Bike Setup:   
    M-Trax proline 450

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