ODI AG-1 Lock-On grips review£24.99

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As you may have already guessed, the ‘AG’ in the name here does in fact stand for that rather rapid World Cup racer, Aaron Gwin, who’s worked alongside ODI to develop the new AG-1 grips.

The single lock-on collar uses our preferred 3mm bolt size, which means it’ll clamp up nice and tight with less chance of getting mangled in the process. It also means you can get your hand right up towards the end of the grip without having to hold on to a second collar.

The grip itself is pretty thin at 28mm, offering just the right amount of trail feedback through the bar. The knurled pattern with angled ribs provides plenty to pull against when working the bar hard on the trail too.

With 135mm of space to stick your hands in, the AG-1s will easily accommodate riders with shovel-sized mitts. Finishing things off is the reinforced, integrated end cap, which is far less faff than fitting a separate bar end plug and helps keep things a little safer should you crash.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness
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