Best bike grips according to redditors

We found 111 Reddit comments discussing the best bike grips. We ranked the 81 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Bike Grips:

u/run_throw_bike_climb · 5 pointsr/bicycling
u/Rex318 · 5 pointsr/discgolf
u/way2funni · 5 pointsr/whichbike

I'm going to weigh in on stuff you will want and need no matter what bike you get as you start working into it and , you know, stretch your legs. IMHO, I would not go with a road bike with drop bars and skinny tires myself. I think 28mm tires are minimum deal for a 300 pounder.

I would probably go with 32mm or higher to start. Once you get under 250lbs maybe you can go to 28mm


Good padded gloves ,

Better grips and if budget allows,



If you have back/neck problems a adjustable stem like this to raise your bar 20-50mm may be a good idea.

I went with a bmx type handlebar and got away from the flat bar pretty fast I'm 45 and my back is fucked up.


Padded undershorts usually is enough
If not - Better seat and if necessary - a suspension type seatpost.

Hope this helps.

u/spyder93090 · 5 pointsr/MTB

Looks like they are the same lock-on clamps as the ODI Rogues that I have.

I actually have a spare set that I can ship you that I bought on accident and only used literally once if it really doesn't have them and your LBS doesn't sell them. PM me if this is the case.

Otherwise, if it does come with them:

  • Snap one clamp on one end of the grip (and yes, you literally just snap it on, like a LEGO almost)
  • Snap the other clamp on the other end of the grip
  • Slip the grip onto the handlebar
  • Insert the Allen bolts into the clamps and tighten with included Allen wrench
  • Repeat for other side
u/Clbrosch · 4 pointsr/bikewrench

Get these silicon grips and cut to size. Best grips I've ever used. Tons of cool colors for your kid to choose.

u/flyingspatula00 · 4 pointsr/MouseReview

I just bought lizard skin tape for my GPW today because the mouse is too thin for me too. I use the 1.8mm thickness one for 10 bucks and put it on both sides which makes my GPW 3.6mm thicker. You can easily stack them too so it will be 5-7mm thicker and surprisingly feels good to the fingers. Just cut out the shape you want its pretty easy.

u/bozo_ze_clown · 3 pointsr/MTB

I put these on mine, very comfortable (also have big hands) with good cushion and grip. Can't speak to the longevity of them yet but I'm happy so far, and when they do wear out the rubber grip by itself is only $15 for replacements so I figure it's no worries.

u/802bikeguy_com · 3 pointsr/MTB

I love me some esi chunky grips.

u/mothfukle · 3 pointsr/MTB

If you have big hands, and want something with some padding i would recommend ODI Rogue I have been using these for years and have never had a reason to switch.

u/mindeyesight · 3 pointsr/bicycling

Ok, so it seems to be ulnar nerve compression which would primarily result in sensory deficits (aka numbness, tingling, stinging) to the ring finger and pinky finger. It would also result in motor deficits (difficulty moving) some of the intrinsic muscles of the hand including lumbricals 3-4, the hypothenar muscles, and PADS and DABS. All of those things together would make most of your hand ache.

So, management is avoiding compressing the ulnar nerve (duh), but what does that actually mean in practice? The best thing to do is to hold your hands in a more neutral position while riding. The neutral position for the hands/wrists is holding your hands in front of you with the thumbs pointed up (like riding on the hoods on a drop-bar bike or this), which is problematic for a ATB/MTN bike with straight horizontal bars. For your handlebars, you should try to get some Ergo Grips which have a better shape for reducing ulnar nerve compression than straight round grips, but ideally you would add some grips with bar ends like these Ergon GP2s which would allow you to use a neutral hand position and avoid compressing the ulnar nerve. Padded gloves may also help, and surgery is available if this becomes a terribly severe chronic issue.

I don't know what kind of riding you do on your Haro 29er, but hopefully these suggestions are feasible, comfortable, and won't limit your riding. Let me know if you have any questions or if I was unclear.

Also, I just checked my notes from the fall; the "definitive" test for ulnar nerve compression is a clawing of digits 4 (ring finger) and 5 (pinky finger) when trying to make a fist.

u/tatumc · 3 pointsr/MTB

I use the ODI Rogues and like them a lot. They are thicker and help with my giant hands.

u/bicyclehubabaloo · 2 pointsr/bicycletouring

Good of you to put a potential touring setup through it's paces. I'd be very wary of substantial hand numbness with any bar after an hour in the saddle. It will get unbearable on tour.

I never took to butterfly bars and ended up going flat bar with Ergon grips. No problems since. I no longer use bar ends, either. Just one position for hours (which I actually really like). Made the same alteration to my gal's butterfly equipped touring rig and she's now an Ergon convert as well.

They do sell Ergon's with bar ends to offer multiple hand positions, too.

u/cyanidepancakes · 2 pointsr/FixedGearBicycle

I love my bullhorns, but if you want drops, the same company makes these for the same price.

u/meeerod · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Buy some grips from Ergon. I had the same issue on my right hand where it would affect my pinkie and ring fingers on my right hand, it would last a few days. I’m yet to have the issue since buying and using the grips.

u/jameane · 2 pointsr/bicycling

I personally do not like flat handlebars. It also sounds like you are too stretched out on the bike. Have you thought a out changing the handlebars to something that sweeps back? And adding ergo grips?

Some of the wrist pain is likely related to putting too much pressure on the bars. The ergo grips will make a big difference. Swept back bars put your wrist in a neutral position, which will likely be more comfortable.

Here is a cheap handlebar option:

And here are some really comfortable grips:

You can get the bars replaced pretty cheaply at a shop and grips are a breeze to do yourself. Or you can do both if you do not mind fiddling.

Good luck.

u/TheBigTEA · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I wore the grips out on my VFR and replacing the factory heated grips is just a huge pain in the ass, so I ordered baseball grip wrap. It worked awesome.

You can even order different thicknesses.

u/RustlingintheBushes · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Hell yeah, you're gonna love it. The pedals are Race Face Chesters and the grips are ESI Chunky foam grips. Almost wish I would've went with the ESI Extra Chunkies though, I have pretty big hands at 6'2".

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/bicycling

Here's a Sheldon Brown Tom Deakins article about handlebars and hand positions. You should definitely read it!

I can only ride a bike with a straight bar for 15 miles or so without serious discomfort in my hands due to a lack of different hand positions. 20 miles becomes crippling pain.

Some people with the same problem have had great success with ergonomic grips similar to these

Others like some type of bar ends like these so they have variable hand positions. I have something like these on my mountain/beater bike with straight handlebars and they help maintain my comfort level tremendously when on that bike.

Some people really love trekking bars since they offer many hand positions and usually work well with the shifter and brake-lever components that come on bikes with straight bars, so the cost of changing things is minimal compared to changing to something like drop bars that usually need different shifters and brake levers.

For what it's worth, once I went to drop handlebars (i.e. "the kind that curl around") I haven't had a single problem, and I can now ride all day without any hand discomfort.

u/PFULMTL · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

Get these silicone grips. I use them on multiple bikes. ESI Extra Chunky grips

u/ThenIReadTheUsername · 2 pointsr/MTB
u/OnLurker · 1 pointr/29er

grips with wrist support

this helps wrist support, but just like brimley is saying, don't lock your arms. keep them loose, and have a firm but not tight grip.

u/rcklmbr · 1 pointr/ebikes

do you think you could fix that with new handlebars, or new grips

regardless, the easy thing to do is get a magic pie v5. The next hardest thing is bbs02. Then get a decent battery. They are both within your budget. distance should be about 30-40 miles depending on how you ride.

u/scd73 · 1 pointr/ElectricScooters

I have these based on a recommendation over on the Boosted Rev subreddit and have been enjoying them:

u/WTFyoukay · 1 pointr/ebikes

Thanks :) 100 mile review coming tomorrow! grips are just some cheap ones off amazon, work well!

u/step1makeart · 1 pointr/bikewrench

I'd put checking & adjusting brakes as #1 priority since it doesn't matter how much you spend on other components if you can't stop.

I'd also recommend that OP find a local bike store that sells used parts, or a co-op. Most I've been to have loads of used seats and pedals for a bargain price.

$80 is a bit much for pedals, and the flip flop pedals are a royal pain in the ass in my experience. Also, if op doesn't have SPD shoes, there's no reason to invest in them and there's no reason to invest even more in SPD shoes for a 3.5 mile commute. I've found the shimano flip flop pedals to be lacking in just about every way.

Personally, I'd recommend Race face Chester pedals if there aren't any good used options. $40 and you can ride them in any weather in any shoe.

These grips are a copy of the race face half nelson grips, for $10: I put a set on mtb to commuter build for a roommate and they're hard to tell apart from the real thing.

u/woodyb123 · 1 pointr/mountainbiking

I highly recommend these grips, they match the bike but they get torn up. Though that does make them much more comfortable because they are very soft

EASTERN POWER 1 Pair Bicycle...

u/SteenerNeener · 1 pointr/bicycling

First and foremost, the most important thing for comfort is a bike that fits you properly and is adjusted to you. If it's not a shop that does fittings, then you might want to consider a different shop. I love my first LBS, the people there are awesome, but I would've been saved a world of issues if I had been properly fit on my hybrid the day I bought it.

Padded shorts help but they're not really a requirement until you're spending a lot of time in the saddle.

Now, I'm not saying go out and buy all this stuff. You might need none of it to start with, but all the stuff I've bought....

The cheapest pair of shorts found with good padding start at $50, and they're Bontrager (Trek's house brand) ones I bought from one of my local bike shops.

I've had my eye on these for some time as a second pair, to see if the chamois is as good or better. Still $50.

Super soft squishy gel saddles are crap. Do not buy them.

Stock saddles almost always suck, ask your LBS for recommendations. If they're a Trek dealer, and it's a Bontrager brand saddle, you can always return it within 30 days and try another.

No matter what grips come on your bike, these are probably world's better. These were literally the first thing I ordered for my wife's Trek 6.2 when she complained her hands were hurting.

These are twice as expensive but the bar ends are really nice for longer rides, to give you more hand positions to work with. It's the same base grip, just with added bar ends. I've had them on my hybrid for some time now.

I still rock this saddle on my hybrid. It's comfortable now for short-ish rides w/o shorts, and I can do about 30 miles on it without trouble.

This is the saddle on my cross bike that I put a hundred miles a week on. It's a bit squishy, but firm.

I wear these gloves when I ride as well, but that's more because I have issues with carpal tunnel and this keeps the pressure off.

As far as tops go, I just started wearing jerseys (I'm still 25ish lbs overweight), this is the one I went with. I'm not saying go for one right away, they're fairly tight and I'm still kind of uncomfortable in it along w/ bike shorts, but I've always been one of those "uncomfortable in his body" fat guys, who wore over-sized clothes in a poor attempt to hide it.

I rode in stuff from Old Navy until recently. Over my bike shorts, I wore some knee-length running shorts, and for a top I just used one of their $10 Go-Dri t-shirts, to wick sweat.

Cotton sucks. You'll be way more comfortable in a shirt that's designed to keep you cool and dry.

Oh, and one last thing, if you get bike shorts, you don't wear underwear. They are your underwear.

I've spent a lot of money on cycling over the months, but it's my primary hobby now, so I don't mind.

u/MyMostGuardedSecret · 1 pointr/bicycling

I need to buy some new handlebar grips. I'm looking at the Ergon GP3. My question is there is a cork version and I'm trying to figure out what the value of the cork is.

So... what's the value of the cork?

u/wwwomp · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle
u/dangtc · 1 pointr/FixedGearBicycle

Not so sure about the OD around the tips but here's it's Amazon page
Retrospec Bicycles Pursuit Bull Horn Style Lightweight Alloy Handlebars for Track Bike, Black

u/bobloadmire · 1 pointr/MTB

I can't believe no one is posting the silicone grips. These were a game changer for impact and comfort. ESI Grips GBK02 Chunky MTB Grip (Black)

Never again rubber grips. Beware you need an air compressor to install these.

u/DontTakeMyNoise · 1 pointr/MouseReview

If there's a sport that involves holding a stick, you can find grip tape for it! Should look kinda like this

u/Adventurepew · 1 pointr/MTB

Move both brakes to right hand side,

you can try a thick grip, foam, they help

if the thick grip is not enough, you need some kind of system built to keep your hand clicked into the handle bar, look into one handed riders and see what they use. quite a few youtubers only use one hand on the bars! this may be something to look into, use your left hand only for minor stability and learn how to use the right only.

u/ReadySteddy100 · 1 pointr/MTB

I would GREATLY recommend a set of ESI Extra Chunky grips. They made so much more of a difference than I thought simply switching grips could make. They dampen a LOT of vibration from the trail and almost completely eliminated hand pain for me.

ESI Extra Chunky MTB Grip, Black