As a cyclist, most of your body weight is divided between your saddle and your handlebars. The exact proportion depends on your riding position. As you will understand, a significant amount of that weight leans on your handlebar grips.
High-quality grips offer a good and even weight distribution over the whole palm of your hands. Our grips offer this weight distribution through the use of high-end materials and an ergonomically designed shape. If you want to go a step further, take a look at our grips with special hand support. These little wings create an even bigger surface area to rest your hands on. Even though your hands are in a more fixed position with this type of grips, they can give you just that little bit of extra weight distribution to keep your hands pain-free.
As much as weight distribution goes, it does not count for all the comfort. After riding your bike for a while, your hands can become tired and even tingly if you are not riding with the right grips. The riding surface, may it be a smooth road or a bumpy track, causes vibration, big or small. This vibration has a major impact on your hands.
It is therefore important that your grips absorb this vibration without letting you loose the feeling of control over your bike. The material of the grip should offer great damping abilities. All our grips are made with the highest quality materials like Kraton, damping foam, Vekx, real leather or silicone, and sometimes additional gel or cork support in our luxury models. The vibration will always be there and is even good to stay in control and have a good feeling of what your bike is doing underneath you. There is a fine line between discomfort, and feeling and control. Our materials are specifically chosen to balance on that fine line and provide a good balance of control and comfortable hands.
Grips are called grips, because they should give you grip! Your bare steel, aluminium, or carbon handlebar would not be sufficient to stay in control of your bike. Grips need to provide grip on your handlebar while still allowing you to comfortably change position when needed.
The used materials have a big impact on the grip as well as the surface pattern on the grips. All our materials are specifically chosen to create this grip. Besides, we have designed some great surface patterns to create grip exactly in the right way. Take for example the hexagon surface on our Python grips. This design allows you to have grip in the right direction to keep you secure, and have less grip in the other direction to give you the possibility to change position. A perfect example of how one pair of grips can allow both grip and freedom at once.