Choice of grips
First off, there are different compounds, colors, and grip patterns you can get the ODI Lock-On grips in.
To me, these really aren't even cons, but I had to mention something I guess.
Ok, what else?......
What I like
I’ve used two types of the ODI Lock On Grips. I’ve used several pairs of the ODI Emig Grips and several of the Half Waffle Pro "Soft" Compound grips.
As far as wear goes, they both last for a long time. Usually a crash ends up taking the grips out of commission before I have a chance to wear them out. I will say though, even after a few tip overs, the grip tube maintains its integrity. This is especially important for me when it comes to the throttle side grip, because it stays intact and doesn’t allow dirt to get in between the throttle tube and the handlebar. If you've ever had that happen, you know it can cause the throttle to stick.
For me personally, the Half Waffle Pro "Soft" Compound has been my go to with the ODI Lock-On Grips. I have an issue with pain in the center of my palm when there’s consistent pressure on them, so the soft compound helps that.You really can't go wrong with any of the ODI Lock On systems though.
The price point for these grips is a little higher than what you would pay for regular glue on grips, but in my opinion, it’s well worth the extra cash. They usually run $22.95 - $26.95 or so. When compared to $9.95 traditional grips, you can see how the price may deter some riders.
Overall, ODI Lock-On Grips have won me over. I may try other grips in the future, but for now, these are my go to grips and I really don’t see myself switching. The ease of install, durability and not having to use glue and safety wire, are all enough for me to justify spending a little extra on my grips.
Tips For Installation
When you order a pair of these ODI Lock On Grips for your bike, they will come with several throttle cams. All you have to do is match up the correct cam attachment with the one that is currently on your bike, snap it on to the throttle tube, and BAM! Installation is super easy! No more grip glue and safety wire.
A couple install tips for these:
Throttle side - Make sure you have the correct size cam installed and that your cam is positioned on the throttle tube so that you're grip is in the position you prefer. Reinstall the grip onto the bars, reconnect the throttle cable(s), and tighten down the throttle tube housing.
Non-Throttle side - These grips can sometimes be hard to install on the non-throttle side, but I found if you twist the grip while pushing it onto the bars, it makes it a lot easier. If it still won't go on, use some sand paper on the bars and sand down the grip area of the bar just a tad until the grip tube will slide on there. Lastly, tighten down the hex screw attached to the grip tube and you're done.
If you’ve done it right, these grips won’t move AT ALL!
NOTE: Whatever you do, DO NOT hit the end of the grip with a hammer (soft or hard) in order to get it to go on. You'll most likely end up punching in the end of the grip tube, and unless you’re putting on bark busters, that’s NOT what you want.
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