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Grab-on Foam Maxi Handlebar Sleeves for Drop Bars - Black

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Comfortable foam grips for drop handlebars, and a great choice for touring bikes
NeoFoam construction is scientifically optimised to absorb shock and vibration for great comfort, and does not get too soggy if you are out in therain
The high quality foam offers good resistance to abrasion and is very durable, so the grips will last well and offer great value for money
Each piece is 195mm long. NO glue is provided, use liquid soap to fit.
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Product Reviews (4)
Overall Product Rating 3.8 / 5
Grab On Foam
By
22 Nov 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsSuper comfortable, and lasts a long time.
ProsHard to get on - use soap and water on the bars and inside the foam. Relatively expensive.
I've been using this for years and think it is still the most comfortable handlebar covering for touring and general day to day cycling. Ideal for dropped bars. However it is difficult to use with STI and aero levers because brake and gear cables normally run under the handlebar tape. A simple and straightforward workaround when using Grab On is to use fairly wide black cable ties to attach the brake and gear cables outside the Grab On, in a position that doesn't interfere with your fingers. This approach looks neat, is easy to do and lasts.
Grab On Foam Maxi Sleeves For Drop Bars
By
05 Apr 2013
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsToo thick for tops
ProsThick, grips bars, very comfortable
I use these for the hooks, below the brakes, with cork tape above the brakes and just one turn below. One set of sleeves does two bikes. Used like this weight on the hands falls on the thick foam but the hand isn't held back reaching for the brake lever from the hooks. If you are pressing into a strong wind, being comfortable on the hooks makes a great difference.

They feel great to me, much nicer than gel pads under tape.

To lubricate inside for fitting Sheldon Brown suggested isopropyl alchohol (tape head cleaner or buy at chemists) and this has worked very well for me.
Maxi Foam Grips
By
17 Dec 2011
1 / 5
ConsToo short for the job
ProsNice foam
Expensive and the 4 pieces you receive are TOO short to fully cover a pair of drops like the ITM anatomics sold by SJS. As you can't buy single lengths, you have to double the cost again just to get an extra 2 inches. For want of someone in the factory having a tape measure, the product is a complete disappoitment. Surely for £17 they could give you enough, never mind a bit extra? Crazy.
Professor
By
10 Aug 2011
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsSpoil the proportion of sexy bars. Expensive!
ProsFeel good
I'm an old git approaching my 50th year so often suffer from numbness in my hands during longer rides. I'm not sure these things help, but they sure don't make it any worse. Also, if ANYHTING is going to help, surely its nice spongy bars isn't it? To summarise they feel great, and I thoroughly recommend them, but they are a bit 'thick', which makes the bars look a bit Micky Mouse. I prefer the look of the thin foam grabon, but prefer the feel of these.
Questions & Answers (3)
Grabon Foam Maxi Handlebar Sleeves For Drop Bars
By
25 Jun 2014
Maybe you have an inner diameter of 30 mm ?

Thanks.
SJS Customer Service:
Hi,

Unfortunately we're not going to have anything that will fit such a large diameter, as all bike handlebars top out at 23.8mm.

Thanks.
What Is The Inner And Outer Diameters?
By
25 Jun 2014
Hello,
What is the inner and outer diameters of Grabon Foam Maxi Handlebar Sleeves for Drop Bars ?

Thanks.
SJS Customer Service:
Hi,

The inner diameter is 23mm when the material is not stretched, but it is designed to stretch to fit over standard 23.8mm diameter drop bars. The outer diameter is 32mm.

Thanks.
Modern Drop Handbar Brake And Shifter Configuration
By
03 Jun 2014
Hi,
Could you tell me if this product is compatible with modern drop handbar brake and shifter configurations and also, would you have a picture showing it can be done ? The matter is that I have a new road bike with standard bar tape and despite I've added gel under it, it will never be the comfort of Grabon. Thanks.
SJS Customer Service:
Hi,

I should be compatible with modern road bars an shifter combinations, you would have to remove the shifter to fit it though. You would also need to make sure you have any cables already routed underneath it before you apply them. We don't have a picture of them fitted I'm afraid.

Thanks.