RaceFace Good'N'Evil Grips
Often overlooked, the value of a good set of grips should not be underestimated. It is one of the three important points of contact between you & your bike. A good set of grips will offer you more control & lessen hand fatigue while riding.
The design of these grips lets you rotate them to expose either a smooth firm side, or a bumpier softer side depending on your preference. I ran them for years on my singlespeed and they stood up to a lot of out of the saddle handlebar yarding without complaint. They're not as easy on the hands as the newer ergonomic shaped grips out there. They also don't lock on, so getting them on and off requires more work, but for a simple pair of grips, they do quite well, and the dual texture is a step up from plain jane grips.