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FIRST PASS: Spurcycle Silicone Grips

FIRST PASS: Spurcycle Silicone Grips

This year for fathers day my family asked “what would you like??” “No need for undies” I said.

My family gave my old mate, Al from linksports, a buzz to see what kind of bling he could suggest to compliment my fresh new paint job, from Design ‘n’ flow.

And good ole’ Al came back with some funky looking Spurcycle Silicone bar grips. So far I am super stoked! Having never used a silicone grip before I was really keen to try them out.

Who are SpurCycle?

SpurCycle was founded in 2012 to answer their own oversized appetite for beautiful bicycle products. As engineers, they embrace clean, quality designs that serve well understood cycling needs. We particularly like one of their quotes:

“We truly believe introducing a bicycle into your daily routine will make your life better. If you can arrange a good cup of coffee in the morning, a bit of purpose in the day, a beer by evening and a little ride somewhere in between… It sounds dramatic to talk about saving the world, but you can always start with what’s right in front of you”.

That’s not a bad philosophy to go with.

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Get creative with the SpurCycle grips! Pic:©Leon Barclay

Installation

The installation was super easy as each ring slides onto the bar with ease. The stretch-on installation is easier to manage ring by ring without wrestling with a whole grip. The endless colour combos are really cool making it a breeze to customise your ride.

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The SpurCycle colour combos you can create are pretty much endless. Pic:©Leon Barclay

Construction

The silicone material is plush and has a nice touch. The outer diameter of the grip is generous and comfy. The inner diameter is significantly undersized to constrict around the bar and stay in place. This makes for a secure grip.  And finally, the grips are finished with a locking end plug which protects the end of the bar.

Out On the Trails

The main thing a rider is looking for with grips, is having the best contact point with your bike. The SpurCycle grips are slightly bigger in diameter than any grip I have used in the past, but even after my first ride I was stoked with the lack of arm pump. The silicone really does take out a lot of the small trail chatter. They come with great bar ends that finish the look nicely.

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The SpurCycle grips feel great on the trails and reduce a lot of bar chatter. Pic:©Leon Barclay
Leon Barclay

Author: Leon Barclay

My name is Leon Barclay and I love riding bikes.
I live and work on the northern beaches as a MTB coach as well as a surf coach for Manly Surf School. I noticed a few grey hairs today which I suppose is part of my 45 year journey.
I am a Trek ambassador for Nicks Cycles and also have some great support from Dharco, Le Bent, Be Pro and Link Sports.
I am really lucky to have a family that suports my filthy habit.
If you see me out and about say Gday. Being part of this amazing MTB community is soooo good.
Happy Trails!

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