PRO Koryak grips review£14.99

Best for aluminium handlebars

BikeRadar score4.5/5

PRO is Shimano’s non-transmission component brand, and the kit is usually well dialled. The Koryak doesn’t disappoint with a ‘just right’ feel – it’s a fraction over the standard 130mm width and a millimetre thicker than the skinnies. 

We’ve run it on everything from super-light cross-country race hardtails to big trail bikes, and it’s comfy on them all. It does start twisting once you really start hauling, though. 

That single ring is potentially good for crushable carbon bars too, but with their shiny nature security is poor. Excellent for lighter applications, though.

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

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, 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: 34
  • 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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