At 36mm, the new Fat Paw is among the biggest silicone grips currently on the market (click to enlarge).
In an industry where every whim or perceived need is catered to, one area with a glaring need for improvement is large diameter grips. While there are any number of choices for those with small hands, options are limited if you've chosen bikes over a career in the NBA.
The latest offering from Wolf Tooth seeks to change that. Developed in conjunction with RedMonkey Sport, the new Fat Paw is a large size diameter silicone grip that uses a 9.5mm silicone wall, that when installed, has an exterior measurement of a girthy 36mm.
The grips use a dual density compound that offers improved vibration damping. The inner layer is more dense, while the outer layer is softer and more porous. This combination is claimed to help reduce hand fatigue and finger numbness. The exterior of the grip also has a tacky texture, which is designed to work with or without gloves.
The new made-in-the-USA grips will be available in mid April. Retail is set at $23.95. For more information visit www.wolftoothcomponents.com and redmonkeysports.com.