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Hello,
I'm going to be making the switch to ODI lock on grips b/c of all of their advantages.
Question is: which grip design is the most favorable?
I've heard a lot of good things about the Lizard Skin Moab grip but are any of the others better/worse for any reason (comfort, grip, too thick, etc.)

I ride primarily XC for fun and pleasure and love technical trails. Racing is not my priority. I ride in Michigan where there's lots of logs, roots, rocks, mud, and sand. (sounds like every trail in the world, don't it?) but the ground is wet much of the time.

Thanks in advance for any input you can give me.
 

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TrailBurner said:
Hello,
I'm going to be making the switch to ODI lock on grips b/c of all of their advantages.
Question is: which grip design is the most favorable?
I've heard a lot of good things about the Lizard Skin Moab grip but are any of the others better/worse for any reason (comfort, grip, too thick, etc.)

I ride primarily XC for fun and pleasure and love technical trails. Racing is not my priority. I ride in Michigan where there's lots of logs, roots, rocks, mud, and sand. (sounds like every trail in the world, don't it?) but the ground is wet much of the time.

Thanks in advance for any input you can give me.
I have the Rogues...quite thick and aggressive design. Very grippy, I like em a lot.
 

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Ruffian for super comfy grips.
Yep, I love the Ruffians, too. Comfy and sticky. Some may find it too thin or small, but I find it to be perfect...but I've got smaller sized hands.

I tried the Yetis and Rogues, as well, but ended-up going with the Ruffians. The minimalistic texture does wear a little fast, but it's not too bad. I just rotate the grip 180-degrees. Plus, even when the texture nearly gone, the tackiness of the rubber still makes the grips work well...even in the wet.
 

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TrailBurner said:
Hello,
I'm going to be making the switch to ODI lock on grips b/c of all of their advantages.
Question is: which grip design is the most favorable?
I've heard a lot of good things about the Lizard Skin Moab grip but are any of the others better/worse for any reason (comfort, grip, too thick, etc.)

I ride primarily XC for fun and pleasure and love technical trails. Racing is not my priority. I ride in Michigan where there's lots of logs, roots, rocks, mud, and sand. (sounds like every trail in the world, don't it?) but the ground is wet much of the time.

Thanks in advance for any input you can give me.
OURY loc-on's. They feel so good and soft without feeling mushy.

Greg
 

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Another vote for the Ruffians. Super comfortable, nice and tacky. I hate fat grips.
 

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Whichever you choose, beware of the Yetis. I had the normal rubber slip-on Yeti Hardcore grips and liked their large palm pad and their give. I then tried the ODI version, and they sucked big time. They almost feel "sharp" underneath my fingers, and wear super fast.

Rouge for me, Ruffian if your preference is for smaller grips, plus there is the whole slew of the LS and CC versions I've yet to try.
 

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They make more than one style?

Hell, I have two sets but just buy what is in stock. Never even thought that there were more than one style. Now I know.....

Whatever, great product and its all I buy when replacing grips on other bikes.
 

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Ruffians are very nice and super tacky in the wet but they are thin and not as comfy as my Rogues. The Rogues are big but they feel awesome. I agree on the Yeti's, they blow but for anyone using twist shifters, they are a necessary evil.
 

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TrailBurner said:
Hello,
I'm going to be making the switch to ODI lock on grips b/c of all of their advantages.
Question is: which grip design is the most favorable?
I've heard a lot of good things about the Lizard Skin Moab grip but are any of the others better/worse for any reason (comfort, grip, too thick, etc.)

I ride primarily XC for fun and pleasure and love technical trails. Racing is not my priority. I ride in Michigan where there's lots of logs, roots, rocks, mud, and sand. (sounds like every trail in the world, don't it?) but the ground is wet much of the time.

Thanks in advance for any input you can give me.
I like the Rogues. Not a fan of skinny grips.
 

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the Yeti's, they blow but for anyone using twist shifters, they are a necessary evil.
The Ruffian and the Rouge are both available in the half-pipe length, so (fortunately for my setup) I can run a half-length on my shifter side and full length on the opposite end of the bar).

 

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check out the intense versions from supergo or anywhere else that carries DH stuff. They are flanged like a BMX grip with a cutout for shifter action and are slim with a waffle grip at your finger tips and a curved raise logo for cushion on your palm and the rest of the grip is similar to the ruffian, my previous fav. These grips are now on all my bikes and my wife has now put them on all her bikes and most of my friends are converting to them as well. They have more grip than the ruffian when wet, and are way skinnier than the rogue, yeti, lizard skin, or oury versions which leads to better grip and less hand fatigue on long rides. Try 'erm you will like 'em.
 

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and...

if you happen to be running the halfpipe shifters, buy the full length Ruffians or Rouges and cut them in half. One Lock-On on the outboard end holds just fine.

Two sets of grips for the price of one.
 

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Rouges here. Have big hands so they feel great. Good grip and comfy. Just put a replacement set on last month. I ride rocky XC.
I just got 2 catalogs last night (Jensen and Supergo) one of them had a sale on Lock Ons happening. (I'm at work at the moment).

Werner
 

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Best for me are the Oury version. I liked the Rouges but seemed to wear out too fast. I had always liked the Oury grip (very hard to secure the original, non-lock-on version) and bought the ODI version as soon as it was available. It provides good grip wet and dry, with or without gloves.
 

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Another vote for the ruffian. The grainy texture is ultra grippy in any conditions and they are just the right width to get a good grip around the bar. The other models I found were just way to absurdly thick and felt like I could barely get my hand around the bar even though I have long fingers and use XL gloves.
 
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