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ESI Grips Chunky Mountain Bike Grip


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When chunky is good.

Not long ago, the ESI Chunky Mountain Bike Grips were a well-kept secret of elite endurance racers. But, the secret is out, and you're now able to experience the smooth ride and all-conditions control that these silicone wonder-grips have become so well known for.

ESI's grips are built from silicone for a host of reasons. Chief among them is the vibration damping that silicone provides. Basically, these are much more effective than a standard grip at canceling out high frequency vibrations, which ultimately leads to numbness and pain in the hands. It's especially noticeable during long rides, but the benefits will be apparent every time that you hop on your bike. Silicone is grippy stuff, which is good news, because that grip works in both directions. As a result, the grips are secured not only to your hands, but to your handlebars as well. In fact, when installed per the instructions, these grips stick firmly to handlebars, even in the rain. And naturally, they provide a solid hold for your hands, regardless of sweat or dirt. Better yet, because silicone has memory, these grips will break in to the shape of your hand, providing a custom-fit that gets better the more that you ride them.

These grips are offset, which means that they're slightly thicker on one side than the other. So, when installing them, make sure that you have the thicker end facing your palms, and the thinner end underneath your fingers. This will ensure maximum vibration damping, while still providing a direct steering feel. The Chunky grips have a medium thickness that works well for most riders. Riders with smaller hands, or those who prefer thinner grips, will be better served by the ESI Racer's Edge grip.

The ESI Chunky Grips are available in one size and in the colors Black, Blue, Green, Red, and White. Please note that we advise referring to the included instructions for correct installation.

Tech Specs

[grips] silicone
Lock On:
Claimed Weight:
66 g
Recommended Use:
mountain biking

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5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It's obvious that these are squishy and absurdly comfy on long rides, but what surprised me was how grippy they are. I thought I'd be sacrificing some comfort at high speeds, but they do not move around on my bars at all and have insane grip with my gloves. I wound up in the rain recently with them, and they even stayed grippy when wet! Much more so than normal grips. Worth trying for sure, you just met use them the rest of your life.

4 5

Slipped these on my dropbars

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I slipped these on my Woodchipper drop bars (was kinda hard), and compared to bar tape, they are heaven.

5 5

You'll Never Go Back

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Once you try ESI grips you're hooked. Sure lock-ons are durable and easy to remove but those grips give up all the energy absorbing thickness to make room for the lock-ons plastic core. These have the perfect energy damping property. I tried another foam style grip from a competitor and they did not have the same high speed and low speed absorbing like the ESI grips do. And as an extra bonus, they're light.

2 5

Comfy and super light but...

...they WILL rip when you go down, and often that means they will fall of your handlebars. Try riding down a mountain griping only the naked bar...not fun. I learned, and now I stick with traditional lock-on grips that last ten times as long.

5 5

Best around

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

You can't find a better grip around. Great feel, density, and width. Also very light and cheap.

5 5

ESI grips

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Simplicity and perfection. They stick like lock ons yet feel like pillows ! I have them on every rig I own, XC, cx, all mountain, single speed. The only grip I use !

5 5

Very comfortable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been running ESI grips for almost four years now. I've tried lightweight foam grips and a variety of lock on grips, but none have the feel that the ESI chunky has. You can't go wrong with these!

5 5

Stutter Bump Busting Hand Pillows Yay!

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Oh man. I just did a 24hr race on a rigid single-speed and I used these babies. I can't believe how crucial good grips are in this type of situation. These ESI Chunky MTB Grips really did the trick. Naturally people thought I was crazy to not run a suspension fork for an endurance event like this but I have to say the grips saved my hands, wrists, arms, neck, and more I'm sure...It's the Monday after, and I'm not even sore. Take that skeptics! Highly recommend for all types of MTBing...Not just an XC race grip. These babies are light and don't slip a lick...fo real...

5 5

The posturepedic bed of grips

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I went from ODI to ESI. Really b/c the ODI's were getting old and I finally wanted to try something different. These grips are really the posturepedic grips. They have a memory foam/cushion feel to them. I wear a large glove and they fit perfectly. I put them on my bar after cleaning the bar and then used denatured alcohol on the bar and rubbed inside the grip. Went on smoothly and instantly dried in place. No wobble or movement. Only problem is the bar end caps. They look cool but they are very fagile. I broke mine just laying the bike down on the ground a few times. Wrote company and they said I could buy more...sort of expected them to send a new set but they did offer to "grind down" a set to help them fit better.

5 5

Best grip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I put these grips on all my bikes. They're light, durable, and comfortable. I use an air compressor to mount them on the bars. I've never had them slip, the silicone construction is super durable, and they've never flaked/peeled like previous rubber grips I've used. Sure they're not super flashy, but I prefer a solid, even, surface to hold onto.