RENTHAL ULTRA TACKY GRIPS
Like gluing your hands to the bars
These grips are as close as you can get to literally gluing your hands to the bar. They have a sticky surface coating that’s designed to increase the traction between your hands and the grip.
The Ultra Tacky grips are right on par with any other lock-on grip, with two collars on either side holding them to the bar. They sport the exact same profile and dual-compound construction as the other Renthal Lock-On grips, but that’s where the similarities end. The Ultra Tacky compound is designed to feel sticky to the touch to the point where the “stickiness” can and will hold on to your hands long after the ride is done. The grips sell for the same $33 as the rest of Renthal’s grip line and come in at 116 grams.
Field test results:
These grips are designed for riders looking for a bit more control at the bars. The sticky compound is very different from the other Renthal compounds. It’s both soft and sticky to the touch to the point where if you ride with these grips without gloves, they will leave a sticky residue on your palms. The compound is even made to be refreshed with a simple wash and dry (it worked for us). We were skeptical at first, but after only a few rides with these, we could see how some riders would quickly fall in love. We’ve long been fans of Renthal grips for their slender diameter, easy-to-use clamps and end caps and durability. Sure, there will be riders who hate having sticky palms, and those riders can still opt for one of the other rubber compounds Renthal offers. However, if you like to ride glove-free, don’t mind a sticky handshake after a ride, and want the feeling of literally being stuck to the bars, these are the ticket.
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