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.