Easton MTN 33MM Grips 2014
Easton's lock-on grips feature a unique locking system that is carbon friendly because the aluminum clamps don't clamp directly onto the carbon bar. The clamps are hidden by the grip making them look sleeker than most lock-ons and more comfortable too.
Bought these a few days ago and have a few short rides in on them and on medium ride. I love them so far! 33mm grips give them a big feel that is comfortable to the hands. They're plenty wide too which is another plus. The top is padded and the undersides are more grippy. Tip - I bought these at my LBS and the owner told me to tighten the grips down a second time after a couple rides (break in period???). I did this and as of yet have had no problems with end caps popping off.
These grips feel good. I have larger hands and these put my hands in a more natural position. They aren't as soft as some dual compound grips I have run but my hands stick great and never get tired.
Think that I have finally found a replacement for the Oury grips. There's just enough give to keep numbness at bay without loosing feel. Ratcheting grip under fingers is a great addition too. Think Easton updated the grips to solve the issue of the end caps popping zinc mine are integrated into the outer lock on.
I have tried many grips and these are towards the top of my list. I bought the 33mm ones. I like grips that have a bit of padding to help dampen vibrations going through my hands and these are about perfect for me. The offer good grip and stay put very good. I find the to be comfortable, and for the 5 months I have been using them they seem to be wearing good.
These grips offer mediocre feel and comfort, but the end caps like to eject at inopportune moments for some reason. Each side has bailed once in 6 weeks or so of use, but the PITA is that both times they've bailed, it's been while I was doing Mach 3 down techy runs/chutes that require(d) me to hike back up to retrieve 'em. Maybe I'm a MOron and just can't secure 'em on my bars properly, but I've got more torque into them than I really should on carbon bars, so that's not gonna change.