ODI were first with lock on grips and they really were a game changer. Back in the early days we were gluing or wiring grips to our bars to help them stay in place. Wet weather and wear and tear got the better of most designs and spinning grips were a problem. ODI make grips and little else (apart from bar and stems) including motocross and snow/water vehicles too. They are specialists in grips, no question. But these ODI Elite Series Grips are special.
The double collar lock-on grip that ODI developed was an instant winner. Here was a grip that came in many designs and colours and stayed in place regardless of the conditions.
“A key element to the ODI Elite range is the offset grip design giving more padding on the top, where it’s needed, and less below”
Times have moved on though, and many other brands started developing slimmer, lighter grips with a single inboard locking collar. These were more comfortable in many cases, as you could ride on the ends of the bars without a collar digging in. Early models weren’t faultless though. The single collar wouldn’t grip on some carbon bars and the slimmer grips were often lacking in comfort especially after a day out on the hill.
ODI are back, offering a solution to all these issues with their new Elite series of grips.