The grips on your Mountain or BMX bike play an important role in reducing the impact felt when going over uneven terrain. Poor fitting, or heavily worn grips can lead to discomfort and long term pain if not replaced so if your grips have seen better days, here’s what you’ll need to know:
Mountain bike & BMX grips come in 3 common types;
- Traditional Grips - Straightforward rubber sleeves that simply slide onto the end of the bars. These are the most cost effective option but can be tricky to remove when the time comes to replace them
- Ergonomic Grips - As the name suggests these grips are shaped to fit the contours of your hand and provide a greater level of comfort.
- Lock-on Grips - These feature metallic rings at either end of the grip meaning you can tighten them into place with a small allen key. This makes them quite easy to remove and replace compared to other types of grips.