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Old 11-20-2012, 11:50 PM   #1
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Grips

Any new grips out that are awesome for track use and better than the Renthal soft?

Time for new grips.

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Old 11-21-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Try to see the Barracudea Grips

Good quality and looking grips from Barracuda.
They are Italian I saw in Intermot this november and have a dealer in Austria
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:45 AM   #3
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Re: Grips

why not another pair of the dual compound renthals? mine didnt last too long, maby 8 td's before they started showing signs of wear.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:13 AM   #4
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Re: Grips

I like the Spider Grips. I have had mine on there all year and they are still in great shape.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=799
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:03 AM   #5
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Re: Grips

Another Spider Grips fan. I've had the same ones Chris linked to on my SV for a couple of years, still in pretty good shape. I'd like to try the new Peak Grip they're making, although it sounds like they might be designed more for comfort than great feel.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:56 AM   #6
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Re: Grips

rraider: i would try the renthal dual or kevlar personally. That seems to be the most popular with track guys. They are made specifically for the track.
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:40 PM   #7
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Re: Grips

I run renthal dual compounds (medium) on the street. Love how thin they are, gives great feel
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #8
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why not another pair of the dual compound renthals? mine didnt last too long, maby 8 td's before they started showing signs of wear.
Wtf, I did like 30 track days and 6 race weekends on a set (not including all the crashes) over 2 years and they barely look used...
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #9
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my renthal softs are staying on for next season. all mine did this year with about 15 TDs was get a little blackened by my gloves' leather.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:29 PM   #10
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Re: Grips

The Renthal soft are great but do wear very fast.

I was just looking to see if anything new came out that I should try.

I think I will try the Spider and the Renthal dual or Kevlar this season.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:58 PM   #11
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Domino XM2 super soft for me. They are not as 'supersoft' as indicated in the name and like them a lot better than the Rentals I've been running for years

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:12 PM   #12
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Domino XM2 super soft for me. They are not as 'supersoft' as indicated in the name and like them a lot better than the Rentals I've been running for years

Better ship me the 750 so I can try them out.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:13 PM   #13
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Re: Grips

Out of curiosity, does anyone use Foam Grips here? At track days I see a lot of track/race bikes with foam grips. Is this mainly due to the cost or are they a bit more comfortable?

I will need new grips soon on the track bike and I like the Spider Grips that toejam suggested.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:20 PM   #14
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Re: Grips

Must be an Aussy thing. I have NEVER seen a bike with foam grips here.

The kevlar grips last ok, but get nasty looking fast if you dont cover them when working on the bike or moving it.

I wear out grips where my right thumb is, and the ridge on the end of the bar the fastest. Anything full diamond I will use. Renthal, Driven. Doesnt matter.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:21 PM   #15
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Never seen foam grips either. Kinda different.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:24 PM   #16
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Re: Grips

Hell this year I dont think I kept the bike upright long enough to wear out a grip

But I generally go through about one set per year. Technically only the right one wears out, like I said where my thumb is due to blipping and throttle manipulation. That is the only place I have any constant pressure on a grip. Everything else my hands move a lot more.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #17
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Re: Grips

This is the best image I could find on the net quickly.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:08 PM   #18
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I use the kevlar renthals and like them.......as Joe stated they do get dirty working on the bike....I use a little simple green to clean 'em up.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:40 PM   #19
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This is the best image I could find on the net quickly.
i bet those things wear out FAST and have no real grip. that open-cell foam probably gets very slippy when wet too. the puffy nature probably reduces feel and action. i would give a set a go once to see it, but i bet that shit fails at everything.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:12 PM   #20
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i bet those things wear out FAST and have no real grip. that open-cell foam probably gets very slippy when wet too. the puffy nature probably reduces feel and action. i would give a set a go once to see it, but i bet that shit fails at everything.
Yeah. That is what I think as well. I have ordered a pair of Spider grips, but Ill drive past the bike shop on the way home to grab a pair of the foam ones as well to test them out.
What really tempts me is that I am sure that I have seen these types of grips of similar look/material on wsbk and motogp bikes before and always wanted to find out why some riders used them.
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