ODI Lock-On Grips: Why Bother With Anything Else?

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I don’t know why all other grip manufacturers don’t just throw their hands up in submission and give up making their futile attempts at grips. Is there any reason why you would NOT want to have your grips securely attached to your bars? Is there a reason why you would NOT want to be able to swap out grips, shifters or brake levers on a whim without destroying your grips? Ummm… I can’t think of a reason.

ODI Lock-On grips are simply the best grips on the market today and the only grips I use on my bikes. I’ve been using them for years and can’t imagine NOT having them on my bikes. The patented Lock-On rings enable you to swap your grips at any time. And, no matter what, they stay secured–even in torrential rain.

ODI Rogue Lock-On Grips Bonus Pack

Grips The Old Way = BAD

Before I started using ODI Lock-On grips, I had to do things the old way. I’d get my grips nice and wet and maybe even apply a little dish soap (the key was a little), and slide them on. After that, it was a waiting game of several days until they dried out enough to eliminate the dreaded throttle grip. Don’t get me wrong… I LOVE pretending that my mountain bike is a Kawasaki and I also still ride with a soda can on my tire for effect!

Grips the old way is simply silly, scary and downright unsafe. Lets see how ODI Lock-On grips have changed the game.

Grips the ODI Lock-On Way = GOOD

So, we all agree that the old way is stupid, right? So does ODI. They developed the Lock-On system to allow you to: 1) securely attach your grips under all conditions, 2) easily swap grips out when worn and 3) remove your grips to swap parts as necessary without destroying your grips.

The Lock-On’s consist of 4 pieces:

ODI Rogue Lock-On Grip Review

Like I said, I’ve been using ODI Lock-On grips for years. My grip of choice is the Rogue because it’s big, squishy and grippy under all conditions. I like that it also adds to small bump absorption because the grip material is soft. I’ve used a few of the other grip designs and continue to prefer the Rogue overall. Not only does ODI Produce the 5 styles mentioned above, but several other manufacturers have licensed their grip design and have made their own Lock-On compatible designs.

Grip selection is a personal preference, but using the Lock-On system should be mandatory on every bike. I’m reluctant to ride a bike without them. On every bike I test here at FeedTheHabit.com, I swap out the grips right off the bat. The solid grip/handlebar interface inspires confidence under all conditions–no slippage, no throttle grip–just a solid connection between your hands and the bars.

The only downside is that it does cost about $25 to get the complete set of grips, clamps and end caps (called the “Bonus Pack”). After that, replacement grips are just $10.

The Bottom Line: ODI Rogue Lock-On Grips

Honestly, I don’t even know why other companies still produce grips. They should all give up and let ODI’s Lock-On’s become the industry standard. The ODI Rogue Lock-On grips are the only grips I’ll use and the ODI Lock-On design should be your next grip of choice. With a myriad of grip designs, there’s bound to be one that fits your hands and riding style.

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About Author

A Seattle native, Jason developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 --sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

3 Comments

  1. I just got these grips yesterday. Theyre great the grips just slide on and off. The bad thing about putting them on my bike is that the locks take a while to click onto the grips… I went out on a 10mile bike ride yesterday, it was chucking it down with rain, the grips stayed there and didnt slide at all! The grips them self are really comfortable, the mould of the grips obviosly make you feel alot less of the ground through your hands.
    When I ordered the grips I also ordered some Primo aluminium end plugs because i didnt want the plastic ones that came in the bonus pack.

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