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ODI Lock-On Grip - Rogue

Average User Rating: (Very Good)
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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    “This would likely be the grip for those who want a fat grip”

    The Good: Locks on with no problem

    The Bad: The thick grip isn't made for my hands, heavy, spendy

    Overall Review:

    My bike came with these initially and I thought I liked them. Well, at least I liked them for the climbing portion of the trail. They offered a lot of cush for pulling on the handlebars. When it came time to go downhill though my hands cursed the very existence of all that padding. I wasn't into the cush and my hands started to hurt after extended downhills. The issue became exacerbated with repeated days in the saddle. I believe I found these to just be too thick for my paws and had to resign them to the parts bin. I ended up going for some ODI Vans grips and have found those to be my thickness.

    If you need big grips these might be your ticket. I prefer thin grips and the feel they offer. It's kind of like saddles...to each their own.

    “That's what you need!”

    The Good: The size and feel of this grip makes it a winner in my eyes. I prefer a larger grip as my left hand is knackered from multiple breaks. This grip is very durable too, I didn't need to replace them at all last season.

    The Bad: If the grip was slightly softer, it'll damper more vibration and make it more comfortable for the all day epics, but then you'd lose some of that durability.

    Overall Review:

    My new bike came with a set of ODI Cross Trainer grips, they will be swapped out with the Rogue asap.

    “Too BIG a Grip!”

    The Good: Grippy, wear well

    The Bad: Too thick and very hard compound, very little feeling, cause hand, arm fatigue, scary small lock-on bolts, spinning on bar

    Overall Review:

    Rode with the Rouges for two years and was always happy until I switched. Found after switching that these grips were too much. The grip compound is hard and thick which translates to very little feeling while riding. The thickness and hardness, I found after changing, actually made me grip the bars harder which caused more hand and arm fatigue while riding. Also found that, that extra grip caused these to loosen up the lock rings and start to spin overtime. I always tightened down to suggested torque, but still has issues and always was a little concerned about over tightening the small bolts ODI uses on the lock rings. I ended up changing to ODI Ruffians and would not go back to these again.

    “They are Rogue”

    The Good: They are the long lasting grips that are super tough.

    The Bad: If you suffer from arm pump then they are NOT for you. They are big in diameter and meant for big hands.

    Overall Review:

    Overall they look the part and if you wanted a grip that will last a long time then you need to get them. Do note they are thicker than normal grips and are not suitable for a person with small hands.

    “Might be your favorite, you need to try them”

    The Good: Width, grippiness, end clips.

    The Bad: Heavy, wear quickly, small bolts rust-out very quickly.

    Overall Review:

    If you prefer a Ruffian that is just personal taste, for some like me the Rogues are an ideal girth, the super slender Ruffians aren't as good for me, not to say they are bad, just like saddles, it's personal. If these grips could be a bit lighter, a bit longer 150mm instead of 130mm and the bolts didn't rust I think they could be perfect!

    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry


    Riding Type
    Miscellaneous Please note: grips only (lock rings sold seperately). Lock-On grips are becoming increasingly evident on mountain bike courses and trails around the world, as more and more riders come to realize the benefits of ODI's revolutionary system. Along with complete non-slip performance, cyclists appreciate that, for the first time, they can easily change styles to meet varying terrain, race or weather conditions. They also enjoy the economics of not having to cut off and destroy a perfectly good pair of grips anytime they want to change shifters or brakes. Manufacturer: ODI Colors: Black Features: Rugged tread pattern combines maximum traction with the ultimate in shock absorption, for a smooth ride over the roughest of terrain. Strategically placed grooves channel away water for positive control in all weather conditions. Clamps sold separately NOTE: Length 130mm, sold as a set-includes left and right grip
    Price $10.75
    Vital MTB Retail Partners:
    Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry