cheap grip reccommendations?

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monka
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by monka

i need some new grips for a Trek 8000 i'm currently riding, its nothing special so dont really want to spend much, ideally under a tenner, are there any sub 100g lock ons in the that price range that i'm not noticing?

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Klaster_1
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by Klaster_1

While not the lock-ons, KCNC EVA foam grips are about 10USD on eBay and weight ~15g.

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froze
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by froze

or if you want something really cheap and light you can buy black Gorilla tape and wrap it however thick you want it, probably cost you a dollar in tape used, but a roll of the stuff will cost about $8 but you can use it for all sorts of other things and it's a lot stronger than duct tape.

Of course tape might look ghetto, but it is cheap! LOL!!!

Anyway Klaster1's advice is a good one...not like mine!!!

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F45
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by F45

You could get some of that stiff packing foam and tape it on the bars, then wrap it in road bike bar tape.

GlacialPace
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by GlacialPace

Superstar components do some cheap grips, never used them myself though.

oogens
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by oogens

cheap lockons are terrible. For a lightweight grip I've gone with some esi knockoffs on ebay, then use hairspray as the lube to get them on. when it's time to switch them out, you can carefully cut them off.

If you search silicone grip, you should see a bunch of options for around $4 shipped.

otherwise I've been super pleased with the deity lockons on my dirtjumper, but they're more than double your budget.

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Klaster_1
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oogens wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:41 am
when it's time to switch them out, you can carefully cut them off.
You can inject alcohol with a syringe into grips to undo the glue, then it slides off easily.

oogens
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by oogens

Klaster_1 wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:44 am
oogens wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:41 am
when it's time to switch them out, you can carefully cut them off.
You can inject alcohol with a syringe into grips to undo the glue, then it slides off easily.
good call, especially for carbon bars

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