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Simple one piece design with a protective sleeve and padded bar end combo that feels just right. If a shop tried to tell you to swap to another brand/style bar/grip combo, they'd not have a benefit to point out. Bare handed riders will love them.
Anyone afraid of cutting their expensive bars to mate them has no way to demo them to feel the benefits. That is a hard sell, but I argue...worth it. Only four grip pattern choices, along with SRAM's Blackbox & Boobar pre-cut bars, today Pivot introduced their own grip pattern Padloc bar & grip combo plus more are on the way.Overall Review: Let me preface this review by saying I was open to this concept before it ever hit the shelf and was on a waiting list to get them. I was hoping they would prevent the numbness in my hands from decades of palm parking myself in the dirt. I couldn't get them fast enough. I come from the old days of motocross, where spraying alchohol on your grips, painting them with hair spray and waiting patiently to make sure they seated, then aggressively strapping them down to the bar with grip wire pliers in hopes of the grip somehow staying planted in the rain on a 40 foot cased landing. It was a big, BIG deal! When dual lock ring Read More »
Single clamp design with solid end cap. Comfortable shape.
A little small toward the interior and a bit too firm for my liking.Overall Review: I have had several friend rave about these grips, so I figured it was time to give them a shot. My go to grip is the ODI Rogue, so that might tell you that I am a fan of larger, softer grips. The Ergons were bit firmer than I like, but I decided to give them a shot anyway. The shape is comfortable, but I wish the diameter of the grip was flipped. I would prefer the bulkier part of the grip to be on the inside and then tapering down toward the outside. I have about 15 hours on these grips thus far and they have not shown any wear. This may be the grip for many others, but I think I will be switching to a softer grip. I may give their DH model a try once I can find a pair.
A lightweight trail bike made from proper materials that has resulted in a reliable daily driver. Forward geometry pushes you to go faster and the progressive horst link suspension provides a lively feel on trail.
I'm still waiting for a bike that performs as well as a proper DH bike when it comes to repetitive square edge hits, but the rearward axle path of a DH bike is hard to achieve with a bike that is this light and pedals this well. I feel like this is a global problem with current trail bikes, but shock technology is helping.Overall Review: Guerrilla Gravity wasn't conservative with this bikes geometry. They jumped right in and gave it some proper dimensions on the first go. I think many are starting to realize that a longer reach, steep seat tube angle, and "slack" head angle bundled in one package can result in a bike that is DH worthy and can still climb with the best of them. The head angle makes plowing over rocks easier whether it is on steep or flat terrain. Front wheel traction is increased by the steep seat tube and extended reach, forcing you to ride in a more forward position. The horst link design has good mid stroke support and a Read More »
I have to start with price, it was one of the main reasons I considered this with my new purchase. Stock components, this came ready to race downhill or ride at bike parks, no questions asked. Customer Service, I had a few questions from the start and the guys out of Reno were very helpful and continue to be helpful when I needed to buy a derailleur hanger or had questions about which rear spring to use for my weight. The DT swiss YT2020 wheels. Immediately comfortable moving from a Demo 8. Jumps and racing.
I wish they provided options for which spring rate came on the shock and in the fork.Overall Review: Again I will start with the price, the pricing seems too good to be true but that is far from the truth. This is by far my favorite Bike and I will buy another one when the time comes. I will also stick with the aluminum version because I am not pro and intend to ride my bike for a few years and I don't see this bike to feel too heavy ever. I moved from a size Large 2013 Demo 8 to a size Large YT Tues and was comfortable on it immediately. The first time i ended up riding this bike was at a race at mount snow which is quite rocky, I took third place behind a pro who had just stepped down and another rider who moved to pro the Read More »