The test was done with black inserts & thick shims.
The first test I did, was to check how the movement in the grips felt, I did some wheelies bunny hops and it felt quite good, so I went for a short ride later, I tested it on very touch icy pavement with tractor tyre tracks, which is basically a torture test for vibrations, I could definitely tell the grips were working, but of course grips have a limitation they won’t eliminate everything, but they definitely do a great job.
Done with red inserts & thick shims, more comfortable but there was too much rotational movement, but the rotational movement created lack of control.
The best out of all combinations is combine blank & red inserts, do the upper and bottom are red and front and back are black, using no shims, for firmest set-up use black inserts without shims.
The best set up:
I found that the best set up for me is with, 2 black inserts in each clamp, and 2 red in each, this gives me plusher feeling where there is an impact, but the grip does not rotate as fast, to clamp the grips so the red inserts are on top.
The sleeves/grips have similar grip levels to Maxxis MaxxGrip tyre compound, so of course, it has much greater grip than ESI silicone grips
The durability, I rode with these grips for few months. march 2018 I noticed slight wear on the grips, 11th march I noticed quite clear wear, on the inside and outside of the grips.
After many long rides to Skansehytta, I was not surprised to see wear after so many months of use.
- Very sticky grips, give great grip, much better than Esi silicone grips.
- Colour choices
- 3 sizes, I use 34mm which fits me perfectly, any other sizes won’t fit my hands. The thumb will rub against the lock on clamp when shifting with the XTR M9000 shifter, but this is not the Grips’s fault, I would like some more adjustment for the XTR shifters, but so far this has not been an issue yet, this of course leads to wear where the thumb rubs.
None I can think of at the moment.
they definitely work, one of the best grip options on the market right now.
So far these are my only grips of choice, due to comfort, and durability.
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But I will, of course, update you on further findings, if there any.