SDG Slater Grip

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SDG Slater Grip (Cyan)
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Lightweight but unrideable

Rating:
The Good:

Lightweight, & the one-piece chassis can be salvaged as basis for another shot at doing it right.

The Bad:

The most painful grip I've ridden in over 30yrs of MTB!

Overall Review:

The one-piece design has promise and saves weight vs. alloy collars: this version is a fail, but V2 could be a win SDG manages to turn up the damping and cushion factor by several orders of magnitude.
These grips offer next to zero cushioning or shock adsorption. To make matters worse, SDG has added a hard-plastic, beveled cap at the outer end of the grip, which doesn't just limit your hand positions, it literally cuts into your hand if you're used to gripping the end of the bar.
I'm a self-professed grip minimalist, but I took these grips off after two rides because they managed to produce *pain* within the first 15 minutes of riding that persisted the rest of both rides. There is no reason to subject yourself to this when for the same money you can have grips with the same diameter like the Santa Cruz Palmdale or Deity Waypoint grips, which offer far superior cushioning *and* let you slide your hands outboard to use every last mm of grip length *without pain.*

Specifications

Product SDG Slater Grip
Riding Type Cross Country, Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Downhill, Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Length 135mm
Material Dual density design
Colors Black, Cyan, Green, Red, Orange, Yellow
Weight 0 lb 1.5 oz (42 g)
Miscellaneous Integrated, 1-piece lock-on
Tapered inner core prevents slippage
Tapered 30-32mm design
Diamond textured
Protective ends
Price $19.99
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