BUYER'S GUIDE GRIPS
THE SPIKE GRIP 30 IS A DESIGN & INNOVATION AWARD WINNER. ENOUGH SAID! GET YOUR HANDS ON A PAIR!
Ranging in price from $15.99, SPANK INDUSTRIES offers four models of MTB grips, all available in a wide variety of colours. The SPIKE GRIP 33 features a bigger outer diameter of 33mm, offering a more cushioned feel for riders wanting a softer, more plush grip (also perfect for riders with large hands!), while all our other grip models come in a standard 30mm outer grip. All SPANK grips fit both 31.8mm and 35mm diameter handlebars.
For the little rippers, view our SPOON GROM Grips, sized for children's hands.
Visit our GRAVEL page for detail on our gravel drop bar tapes, gel pads and bar end plugs.
SPIKE GRIP 30 & GRIP 33 ARE A REVOLUTION IN GRIP DESIGN.
Engineered to reduce impulse shock and absorb vibration
/ Interlocking column tread design prevents float
/ Single lock ring design
/ Reinforced impact end
/ Low friction thumb zone
/ Three directional ribs add traction (GRIP 33)
Custom oversized CNC alloy lock rings ensure security on handlebars, and allow for a very light overall weight. Lock rings conveniently snap tightly into place on the grip body, and include Left and Right indicators as well as set up angle marks. Grip 30 and 33 grips are available with variety of anodized color lock rings to match any build.
BASE CUT OUTS
A feature which is not so obvious, but very important to the rider’s comfort, is the large cut-out in the plastic base of each grip. These cut-outs are located in the area where the palm rests on the grip, supporting the rider’s weight. They allow the rubber tread to contact directly to the handlebar, giving a softer feeling in this area, and enhancing the grips ability to damp vibration and shock. The added friction created by rubber on bar, also helps to optimize the locking security of the grip on the bar.
Featured on the Grip 30 and Grip 33, are constructed of fiber reinforced nylon, and have two very important functions. The barends have been designed to both protect the ends of the grips and rider’s fingers during crashes or contacts, and provide a safe, ergonomically tapered zone for the little finger to grip, when an extra wide stance and additional leverage is desired.
SPIKE GRIP 33
SPIKE GRIP 33 has an oversized 33mm diameter, and several performance enhancing features.
1 - TRACTION RIBS
THREE TRACTION RIBSat the front section of the Grip 33 are located anatomically, locking into the joints of each finger to optimize traction where maximum torque is applied during riding. These ribs are directionally ramped to allow a smooth feeling when the hand is rotated in a forward direction, while increasing traction as the rider pulls back on the bar. This feature reduces the need for a tight “death-grip” on the bars in rough terrain, reducing fatigue and heightening traction in wet, muddy, or dusty conditions.
2 - FLARED BAR ENDS
FLARED BAR ENDShave been added to the Grip 33, providing a tactile index of bar end location, and adding an additional feeling of security and lateral traction in adverse riding conditions. Bar end diameter increases smoothly from 33mm to 34.6mm.
3 - ASYMMETRIC FIRMNESS
ASYMMETRIC FIRMNESShas been designed into the Grip 33, to offer the benefits of an ergonomically shaped grip, in a truly round grip profile. Fins to the upper rear of the grip, where the rider’s weight is supported are taller, providing a softer zone which damps vibration and shock more effectively.
SPANK’s Human Factor tread design offers the durability, vibration damping and exceptional grip of a traditional finned or mushroom grip, without the excessive side to side float commonly associated to these grips.
LOW FRICTION THUMB ZONE
Spike Grip 30 and Grip 33 feature a smooth zone where the thumb rests. This zone provides a lower friction surface to reduce discomfort and wear on gloves.
In 2019, SPANK Industries earned the coveted Design and Innovation Award, for our Spike Grip 30 grips and Human Factor tread concept. Shortly after the Grip 33 was successfully launched to cover the needs of all shapes and sizes of riders.