In its prime.
Instead of spending a season and a half adjusting your hold on too-squishy grips, waiting for the day they finally wear down enough to feel just right, start the the season off with the Race Face Half Nelson Lock-On Grip. The fact that the grip shares a name with a beloved wrestling maneuver should give you some indication of its efficacy, but if you're unfamiliar, let us fill you in. The Half Nelson was made to feel like a perfectly broken-in grip, with a low-profile design, half waffle pattern, and soft, tacky construction, but still exhibit the longevity of beefier models. It'll lend you precise, pared-down control in the cockpit, without the unreliability of an old grip that's finally reached its prime.
- Forgo excessive cushion for this slim, precise grip
- Lock-on design is both secure and easy to install
- RaceFace MX style half waffle provides extra hand grip
- Topographic moisture channels promote airflow
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black is the new black
Threw these on the klunker to replace the sticky gooey messy original ones. Race Face logo acts as the raised portion for wet conditions. Not a ton of padding so if you prefer thick and soft, go for Oury's or similar. If you like a firm semi thin grip these are a good choice.
Slim and Sticky
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
these grips have a nice taper and slim diameter also half waffle logo on the underside overall the best grips I've used.
Good, just not great
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got these for the wife's bike and they work, but not super tacky. Grip was okay, but we ended up changing them out for a different grip after a few rides.