Lizard Skins Expert Machine lock-on grips review

Thin but bobbled mountain bike grips

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £19.99 RRP | USD $29.00
Lizard Skins Expert Machine lock-on grips

Our review

Excellent grip but not the most comfy, especially on long rides or if your hands are big
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The Machine Expert grips from Lizard Skins fit easily and securely. Thanks to the raised bobbled grip pattern, grip was very good in all conditions, but on longer rides we found the thinner design didn’t offer quite enough cushion to maintain the same comfort levels. 

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It’d be nice if there were also a slightly beefier version with the same grip pattern, to make them feel more comfortable on all-day stints on rough trails. 

Although some will be fans of the grips’ inboard flange, we found that it ate into grip space, and testers with bigger hands had less room for manoeuvre.

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

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Expert Machine Lock-on grips (12)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Lizard Skins

Features Features, 2, 0, Features, * Give your hands a firm grip. *The Machine grip has a gritty pattern with a soft touch. * With a raised texture, this is a great grip for those who like a thin grip or who have small hands. * Lock-on grips include the grips, clamps, screws and plugs. *130mm length.