RaceFace Half Nelson grips – in brief review

Tacky lock-on grips good in wet weather

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GBP £19.95 RRP | USD $23.99
RaceFace Half Nelson grips

Our review

Clever design adds comfort and performance
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The big difference between the RaceFace Half Nelson grips and most other single-clamp models is a plastic sleeve that runs the full-length from the inboard clamp. The purpose of this is to stop the outboard end from twisting, as it can do on simpler grips, and it works well. 

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There’s obviously no hard outer end-clamp to bruise your palm on, and the Half Nelsons also save 15g a pair compared to a set of full end-capped lock-on grips. 

Far-side finger ridges and the ‘Garbanzo contour’ pattern add extra wet/slimy conditions grip to an already tacky, slim profile. The feel is definitely firm rather than ‘padded’. 

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

Product Specifications

Product

Name Half Nelson grips (13)
Brand Race Face

Description Lock-on
Available Colours Blue Green Grey Orange Red