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Hope SL Handlebar Grips Features:
Extensively tested soft, durable and tacky rubber compound with classic grip pattern.
Optimised CNC’d billet aluminium locking rings with all unnecessary material removed.
Custom forged stainless steel fasteners reducing threads being stripped along with an ergonomic head design.
Fully moulded grip providing more surface area for hand contact.
Slip-free locking mechanism.
High impact resistant inner plastic core.
Integrated CNC’d billet aluminium bar ends.
Hope SL Handlebar Grips Specifications:
100% UK manufactured.
Weight: 94g pair SL Version (including all fasteners and bar ends).
Length: 135mm (including bar ends).
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Rated 4 out of 5 by Tomee Good quality grip
the colour black is not a solid colour, it is more of a see through grey.
smaller diameter wise than my stock Giant grip and nice and sticky when dry. As soon as there is some moisture then its not very grippy.
18 October 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by RichNotts Tons of grip, spacious
Loads of grip for the AM, trail & XC use I give them, only slightly less grippy than the ODI Ruffians they replaced and massively more durable. High quality, impressive construction - I dismantled one I damaged in a bad crash just to have a look inside, they were a complete pig to get the rubber off. You won't destroy these with normal use before you wear the rubber down to the core.
One of the best bits is being able to use the whole width of the grip as the lockrings are encased in the rubber, this gives much greater comfort on the trail and lets you shift hand position with ease.
If I had one tiny niggle I'd have liked the lockring bolts on both sides to point downwards so they weren't visible from above on one side. That's the only thing though.
Endcaps can be popped off and Grip Doctors fitted if you want beefier bar end protection.
A great product from Hope.
03 October 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Fadgadget Slippy when wet
Very low profile grip which makes your hands slip around the grips when wet. Creaky end caps and a very hard feel only add to the poor design.
27 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Orange2 It grips
As expected from hope! It grips well and felt comfortable without gloves on.
17 May 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daren Nice but...
Had these on a few months and overall I really like them. easy enough to fit and usually pretty grippy. During the winter i did feel them move a couple of times but I think that was because the handlebars had contracted a bit in the cold and maybe i should tighten the bolts another half turn but they are so small I worry they would break. It would also be nice if they mirrored each other but then bolt fittings moulded into the grips run the same left and right so one side face one way and the other side, another. its a small thing!
A nice feature on these grips is the extra rubber sitting over the locking nut areas and i use it all the time.
18 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Noesc Great product
Unbeleavibly tacky and durable grips. Worked perfectly so far. Seems to be a quality product.
02 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Systemshaper Good quality
Usual excellent quality from Hope products and comfortable too without being too thick.
24 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by jaseh hope. . . . simply the best!!!!
Hope. . . .it does not get any better..outstandin quality. . Extremely comfortable . . Perfect!!!!!
28 January 2014