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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Talk to me about grips for track use

I'm a novice-ish track rider. and I'm looking for insight and advice on grips for the track. Thanks for the help in advance.
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Really personal preference. Some manufacturers have different compounds if I remember right, harder or softer, kind of what you like the feel of. Some give grooves for safety wire but I think almost everyone does that now, helps with comfort. Not sure what you really are looking for advice for. Take a look around to see what is out there, grips are generally pretty cheap. Can always try one set and if you dont like them try another

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Just wondering what others use for track use. what they've tried and have liked and not like and why.
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-16-2012, 10:28 PM
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I use the thinnest I can get like the renthal, helps you to feel a little better what the front is doing.

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Don't forget to safety wire them tightly... last thing you want is to have one slip off mid turn.

Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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Renthal kevlar dual compound is what I run
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I love the Renthal grips. I use them on all of my bikes.
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Don't forget to safety wire them tightly... last thing you want is to have one slip off mid turn.

probably shouldn't be hanging on the bars that hard to start with. hell my grips are all torn up from strapping the bike down ( gonna make myself a canyon dancer i guess before the season fires up again), and what IS left isn't too hard to pull off... yet, i have no problems even having them shift a little bit..

that's at least a little input from me as far as track riding.. lol for what it's worth.

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I agree with Jim, you really shouldn't have to grip the bars that hard. I have the stock grips on my 650, Renthals on the R6. They are safety wired on all my bikes, including my MTB.

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This is the first I have heard of safety wiring grips on. I was going to try pro-grip.

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