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Item # ESI0005

Racer's Edge Mountain Bike Grip

The seemingly magical properties of silicone grips have made them popular items in endurance racing circles, and you're able to thank ESI for starting the trend. With the Racer's Edge Grips, ESI has brought that smooth ride and all-conditions control to those of us who prefer thinner grips.

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 Racer's Edge grips are fairly thin, and work well for riders with smaller hands, or those that simply prefer thinner grips. Riders with larger hands, or those who prefer thicker grips, will be better served by the ESI Chunky grip.

The ESI Racer's Edge 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.

  • Race-ready silicone grips for getting a hold on the trail
  • Silicone's vibration damping soaks up trail chatter
  • Grippy surface helps keep your hand placement secure
  • Offset construction offers more support to palms
  • Thinner profile ideal for smaller hands, or shedding weight
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
[grips] silicone
Lock On
Recommended Use
mountain biking

Actual Weight

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Black, One Size
Blue, One Size
Green, One Size
Red, One Size
White, One Size

Claimed Weight

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48 g

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Only lost one star because I just slashed a pair from hitting the deck. Otherwise, VERY comfy.

Love Them!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these grips. Have the best feel and comfort I have found over any other grip. Pretty inexpensive all things considered. They hold up fairly well, but one good crash, these things will be shredded.

Love Them!

Great Grips!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've used these over and over (currently using lock on grips) and am going back for one of my bikes. These grips are great...minimal but cushions just right, easy on (with a compressor or alcohol), DO NOT throttle at all....pretty amazing, really. The only downside is they are susceptible to damage due to impact with the ground, rocks, etc.

Awesome grips...

Love these grips

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These grips are feel great on your hands when you are going down hill. They don't hold up very well if you crash though so I would buy a couple of them!

Really Good

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things are a staple for a reason. They absorb chatter remarkably well, they last a long time, and they're way grippier than you'd expect. They're also prone to tearing, so a larger bar end plug is generally a good idea. Definitely worth a shot if you want something thin and super comfy.

Your hands will thank you!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been running ESI grips for years, and they are my go to grips for my bikes and my boys bikes. Every time I get to install a new set, I am reminded at how great they look, but just how happy I am to wrap my hands around them. I like how they offer three sizes, and I've used each and every one of them and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Grab a pair or three and add some color to your bike and comfort for your hands.
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Great for the money and ride

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So at first I was a little unsure about these. I have always used a lock on style grip and were quite happy with them. The weight weenie side of me decided to try them out, hey the price really wasn't bad. At first 'nope' didn't like them. The down side they were a PITA to get on and seemed to get messed up rather quickly. However over time I have learned the tricks to putting these on and can install them quicker than I can a set of lock on's. The biggest plus of all... The ride quality of these just simply can't be beat. The damping of the ride vibrations through the handle bars! You may not notice it at first, but put a month or so of riding on these then go back to lock on’s, you will feel the difference. Over all comfortable product, good price, just wish they lasted a little longer.

Grip Stoke !

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love , Love , Love these ! The feel , the fit, the colors , the simplicity ... get them! I like the thinner profile ones, they do make the chunky ones too, all in all, they just feel good, not sticky when it's warm, they're durable from what I have seen with mine and they simply Pop!!! Love em" !

ESI Racers Edge

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

These grips are super comfortable. A little hard to get on but if you use alcohol it makes it a lot easier.

Like a memory foam mattress

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These grips are awesome. I love the way they feel. I don't like a thick grip and these are just right. Only downside is the ends don't hold up the best if you brush a tree or lay your bike down.

dont use anything else!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These go on every MTB I build. They have always been durable and easy to install. Love them.

Brilliant, but consider going chunky.

    These grips are excellent. They're, cheap, light, attractive, and functional. I did find that on longer rides and races, these can cause minor numbness, but this was remedied by installing the chunky grips (which carry roughly 10 grams of extra bulk over the racer's edge.) Either way, these grips are the ONLY way to go. Absolutely amazing.

    Great grips....

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Nice amount of dampening at the palm but thinner in other parts. Makes for a smooth ride and great grip. My go to race settup.

    Addicted to these grips!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are my go to for my MTB's. Great dampening and comfy. I've been careful not to drop the bike as I can see that they might be susceptible to tearing- but so far they have held up great!

    Great grips!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These grips are light, comfortable, and most importantly, grippy. They are easy to install and I love all the different colors they come in. My grips lasted about a full season.

    Comfort and performance at its best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The grips are extremely comfortable and stay in place perfectly on your handlebar as long as they are installed properly. I recommend using either a little rubbing alcohol or soapy water to make them slide on smoother. They may move a little right after you first slide them all, but once the liquid dries they should stay in place really well. Be careful crashing however, as they might rip if they get caught on something. I have still managed to get these grips to last a whole race season which was pretty sweet, but don't expect them to last much longer than a year because they eventually tend to rip.

    Great set of grips

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After three years of racing and riding with ESI grips I have never thought about switching to a pair of lock on style grips. I have spent considerable amounts of time with both the racers edge version and the chunky and enjoy both. The simplicity and comfort that ESI brings to the table is second to none. The installation and durability is not like lock on grips, but the advantages these have far outweigh the occasional downsides.

    Simply the best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used these grips for a couple of years and each ride they impress me even more. Not only do they absorb the shock like no other, but they are super comfortable, and stay grippy when wet. The race style fits perfectly. I was super impressed with how they felt. I recommend these grips to everyone!

    A nice pair of grips

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    A lightweight pair of grips that are easy to instal and allows you to have great grip while riding or racing your bike. Comes in a large assortment of colors and trim levels to match the rest of your bike!