At A Glance
If you don’t use lock on grips already then you really should consider them. Unless you are a total weight weeny they offer an excellent way of ensuring your grips never slip off the bars, but also allow you to make changes to your handlebar set up easily. These Supagripa versions from Superstar Components offer a dimpled grip with extra flanges for even more control. They come in a variety of colours and at just £7.99 offer great value for money.Buy Grips on
On the trail
Worn grips can be terrifying in the winter when it is wet, putting fresh grips on will not only give your bike a smart look it will also give you more confidence when riding fast in wet conditions. The Supagripas are very easy to install and come with their own bar plugs. On the trail they offer superb grip when combined with a decent glove. We love them pure and simple, at this price point you can’t go wrong. A brilliant grip from Superstar, well done.Buy Grips on
This review was in Issue 15 of IMB.For more information visit Superstar Components
By Rou ChaterRou Chater is the Publishing Editor of IMB Magazine; he’s a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, but his passion for bikes knows no bounds. His first mountain bike was a Trek 820, which he bought in 1990. It didn’t take him long to earn himself a trip to the hospital on it, and he’s never looked back since. These days he’s keeping it rubber side down, riding locally and overseas as much as possible.