What is it
Brainchild of freeride star and company founder Cam Zink, the Sensus Lite grip utilizes the traditional Sensus wave-like pattern with tighter and smaller ribs for less float, while still providing secure grip, hand comfort, and vibration damping. The California-made grips attach via a single lock that’s positioned in board. They also have a hard plastic end-cap that staves off the negative effects of tree swipes and unscheduled get-offs. The rubber itself rises slightly at the end so you know exactly how far out you can position your hands.
- Low weight
- Single in-board lock ring
- Rubber to grab at end of grip
- No squirmy feeling
- Moderate vibration damping
- Secure grip
- Variety of color options
- Rubber strips inside non-locked side prevent twisting
- Plastic end cap improves longevity
- Made in California
- Reasonably priced
- If they’re good enough for Cam Zink…
- Plastic end caps not as robust as metal
- Smaller diameter than some will prefer
- No ergonomic options
Besides being lightweight (45 grams per grip), the Sensus Lite model positions the lock ring inboard, meaning there’s rubber to grab all the way to the end of the grip (125mm long). They also have shorter ribbing that alleviates the squirmy feeling you can get with some other grips. Most important, though, these grips offer great grip and even a measure of vibration damping.
And that’s what matters most when you’re hurtling yourself through rowdy rock gardens with reckless abandon. For that reason, they’re my grips of choice on this Santa Cruz Hightower dream build bike.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
More Info: www.thesensus.com