Fat grips or thin grips?

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12/21/2010 9:45 AM

Which do you prefer?

I'm a fan of Bontrager's Rhythm lock-ons for my DH bike. they're thin. Sensus grips for the hardtail. they wear in nicely and feel thin. i've never been a fan of fat grips for some reason.

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12/21/2010 9:53 AM

thin. I don't have small hands. I do find that the fat grips (ODI Rogue etc) tire me quicker. I barely hold on, so locking it in by my thumb helps with the small, thin grips (ODI Ruffian is my grip of choice).

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12/21/2010 9:53 AM

You would think at 6'3" I would prefer fat grips for my xl gloved hands but I rock the ODI Ruffian or Troy Lee grips not the fatter ones.

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12/21/2010 9:56 AM

cant say that i am too bothered by the grips i run as long as they dont tear my hands apart

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12/21/2010 10:08 AM

sensus Salmon Hook grips on the freeride bike, lock type, thin for a lock-on whats cool, great feel.
The Swayze Grips on my jump bike and xc rigs, great feel, thin, long and just feel better than any other grip on the market.

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12/21/2010 10:23 AM
Edited Date/Time: 12/21/2010 10:46 AM

Really liking the ODI Troy Lee for DH ,ODI Rogue for DJ and have been using the Ergon GC2 for XC

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12/21/2010 10:27 AM

Sensus or die!

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12/21/2010 10:31 AM

It's all about the Sensus swayze. No going back now!

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12/21/2010 11:22 AM

Large grips! I have big hands and need a larger grip so i'm not death-gripping. The larger diameter allows me to have a nice relaxed hold of the bars.

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12/21/2010 11:31 AM

Thin. Ruffian MX waffle on my trail bike (best grip ever) and smac lo-flange grips on the DJ. I like the width of the smacs a lot.

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12/21/2010 11:33 AM

Absolutely love these grips. By far my favorites. Nice and thin, pretty cushy.

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12/21/2010 11:36 AM

Gloveless- ODI x-trainers.
Animal Edwin's on the kids bike.
Still stuck on ruffians for the dh bike, more out of stubborn habit than anything else. So I guess thin grips all around.

With my small bonzai trimming hands, I can't believe I used to ride with Oury grips back when I was 15. What was I thinking?

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12/21/2010 11:52 AM

I like the feel of odi rogue without gloves on my dh bike but I prefer thin grips like the longneck on my street bike

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12/21/2010 11:59 AM

SKINNY- all the way, fat grips are akward

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12/21/2010 12:06 PM

Thinish...Lizard Skins Peaty grips.

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Lance

12/21/2010 12:19 PM

I like my Sensus grips, plus Howie's handwriting on the packing makes me feel good inside. Like I'm part of the Big Brother Big Sister program.

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12/21/2010 12:21 PM

could depend on the track... 99% thin, but if your struggling with arm pump then fatter might help a tiny bit.

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12/21/2010 12:25 PM

Biggums, cuz my hands are too large to fit any bike gloves out there

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12/21/2010 12:28 PM

Specialized, thick.

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12/21/2010 12:33 PM

I like a thick girthy knobbly warty one! What are you guys talking about anyway?

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12/21/2010 12:38 PM

Troy Lee Designs ODI grips (thin).

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12/21/2010 12:49 PM

I am 6'4'' and I have huge hands. Fat grips are the only way to go for me. ODI Rouge grips.

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12/21/2010 1:09 PM

For my Suburban i got slim BMX grips by Subrosa, feels like you need the support of upperbody flexibility and can only achive that by tensioning my hands insted of my arms (maybe just jibber jabbish but that is how i feel)

For my Gary Fisher MTB i got Lizard Skins Logo Lock-Ons and it just feels like i get more stability by useing thicker, cant motivate why but sure feels so.

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12/21/2010 1:42 PM

Skinny ftw - ODI Ruffians. I used to run Rogues but would get awful arm pump. I feel like a move to thinner grips helped a lot, which seems to make sense if you think about it: wouldn't you get better finger / grip leverage with less effort if your hand is closed more?

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12/21/2010 3:30 PM

ODi Intense grips nice and thin and the rubber is nice and sticky one of the best grip for people who ride gloveless. I have thin grips because I am short and have small hands and thick grips fell awkward.

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12/21/2010 3:32 PM

I'm with Turman. The Longneck is my favorite.

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12/21/2010 4:10 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/21/2010 4:11 PM

ESI Silicone fo-sho, super thin!

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12/21/2010 5:38 PM

Thin grips all the way. I'm 6ft tall but still prefer thin grips, I like that i can "float" the bar in my hands. Was using Ruffian's forever but just tried out a pair of pro xcr's, awesome! Also great without gloves.

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12/21/2010 6:12 PM
Edited Date/Time: 12/21/2010 6:13 PM

I use fat grips on my downhill bike cuz my fingers get shaken out of the skin and I use wtb thin grips on my 4x bike because I like the feedback I get from the front tire. But then again I tend to slide out the front alot on the Downhill bike. Maybe I should go back to thin! But For endurance downhilling i choose fatter grips.

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12/21/2010 6:55 PM

the fater the better, my hands cramp with thin grips cause i have nerve damage in my nukles (chain ring to the hand lol)

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