High Low Gift Guide - Grips

Grips, a cyclist's most tactile contact point on a bike. Having the right grips on your bike can make riding so much more comfortable, and having worn out grips is awful. In the summer you don't want your hands to slip around in humid sweaty weather and in the winter you'd like to have a good grip with gloves of all kinds. They come in all sorts of colors, materials and styles so they're the perfect low commitment way to add flash to you or your friend's bike. Another benefit of adding something unique and bold to your bike? It makes your bike more recognizable and therefore less appealing to the thief scoping the street looking for a bike to steal. Cool right?

We stock a serious number of grip styles and colors, from stars to skulls, neon to fake wood or cork, we've got it covered. Here are a few of the all stars.

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Brooks Slender Leather Grips - $90
These Brooks leather grips are definitely luxury when it comes to grips. They're made from the same high quality vegetable tanned leather Brooks uses for their saddles and are designed to be easily taken apart and reassembled if you ever want to replace the leather tape. The leather itself will never feel too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter, it wears well and comes in a plethora of colors. Black, brown, honey, red, turquoise, ochre, raspberry and a few more... there's a color to compliment just about any bike.

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ODI Longnecks - $15
The ODI Longneck grip is one of our most popular grips, and for good reason. They're inexpensive, hold up well and come in 11 colors, from basic to super bright ie: they're fun! These grips are extra long and can be easily cut down to suit just about any sizing need. The rubber compound they're made of is both durable and comfortable, taking the jolts of the road so your hands don't have to, plus the "collapsible rib pattern" makes it feel kind of like they were designed just for your hand. You're just going to have to come in and squeeze a few to see what I mean. Now get your mind out of the gutter!

ESI Chunky - $20
The ESI Chunky grips are no frills, all function grips. They're 100% silicone, are very shock absorbent and hold up surprisingly well over time. Being silicone, they're non-porous and provide great grip in wet and dry conditions. Unlike the grips you probably had on your bike when you were 10, these will never get gummy and gross. As soon as they start looking a little dirty just wipe them down and they look practically new. They also come in extra chunky if you prefer a larger grip.

So there it is, give the gift of both flash and comfort this year with a bike grip stocking stuffer!