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    Lock on grips

    I hope this isn't a stupid question. Are lock on grips easier to slide on and off a handlebar? I have a carbon bar and putting on and taking off grips is a real pain in the *****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbth View Post
    I hope this isn't a stupid question. Are lock on grips easier to slide on and off a handlebar? I have a carbon bar and putting on and taking off grips is a real pain in the *****.
    k, you've got it all wrong. LOG's LOCK on to the bar with an allen key or screwdriver and the result is the grip NOT coming off. Nowhere does it say they come off easier, but if u find they do - then they do.
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    Let me rephrase the question. I know they won't slide or come off after you lock them on the the little locking rings. Are the grips easier to slide on and off the bar than normal grips? I was thinking that they might not make them to fit as tight because they are locked on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MulletArgyleman View Post
    k, you've got it all wrong. LOG's LOCK on to the bar with an allen key or screwdriver and the result is the grip NOT coming off. Nowhere does it say they come off easier, but if u find they do - then they do.
    I think his thought was that non-lock on grips stay on by the friction thats present, making them so hard to get on, but since lock - on grips use the lock to stay on, could they be easier to put on?

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    Yes, they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbth View Post
    I hope this isn't a stupid question. Are lock on grips easier to slide on and off a handlebar? I have a carbon bar and putting on and taking off grips is a real pain in the *****.
    Yes when the lock ring or allen screw is loosened they pull right off! For a carbon bar I would definately reccomend a lock ring type, (Oury )instead of a tensioning screw that digs directly into the bar.( Nashbar, K2 pipeclamp )

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    i recently fixed my neighbors bikes. man my hands were sore after that. thats why i run lock-ons, so much easier.
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    They are much easier until you overtighten one of the bolts and it strips. Then they are much harder to get off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbth View Post
    I hope this isn't a stupid question. Are lock on grips easier to slide on and off a handlebar? I have a carbon bar and putting on and taking off grips is a real pain in the *****.
    Dude! is this the same as your bike?! cause if it is.....damn thats nice!

    http://www.sunsetmtb.co.uk/images/sh...1162473954.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Dude! is this the same as your bike?! cause if it is.....damn thats nice!

    http://www.sunsetmtb.co.uk/images/sh...1162473954.jpg
    Yeah, my bike is the same as that, maybe a year older.
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    yes, easier

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