Using a low profile, the ODI Ruffian grips provide excellent handling ability and maneuverability. The smaller diameter is built especially for racers, but is used by recreational riders alike for its stiff and dependable ride feel and exceptional control. Tight notched grips make for solid traction without clunkly and squishy excess to get in the way. Lock on grips provide dependability - no matter the terrain or conditions, your grips will stay rock solid on the bar.
Diamond pattern for top-notch traction
Comes with grips, lock jaws, and clamps
Weigh in at only 98 grams.
Unit of Sale
Ease of Installation (4),
Cross Country (4),
All Mountain (3)
Narrow Width (1)
4.5 GEARS 4 reviews
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Easy to install and remove. Stays in place, no slipping. Feel skinnier than other grips I've used, and I like this. Kinda thin on the cushion but I wear gloves with gel on the palm so it's not an issue for me.
Summed up: Great Grips! If using carbon bars, make sure you carefully put them on to avoid a potential scratch if you push them on crooked
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Ease of Installation, Grip
Works for: Cross Country, All Mountain
October 30, 2011
reviewed by: elbertkkim
let me preface this by saying that tho 3 stars seems low for a product i like, treefort describes 3 stars as "pretty good" which these grips are.
this is pretty much what you'd expect by holding it in your hand. thin and very dense rubber surface gives you great feel and control on the trail at the expense of cushion. there's little to no padding and i felt in on long days even with gloves.
installation was easy with the clamps. tho the snap ins are not really easy to snap in. it's not that big a deal tho and i prefer knowing i won't find missing caps at the end of a ride.
i did crash once where the the grip took big hit and it came out of it with just a scratch.
i'd recommend this with the only caveat being the abovementioned lack of coooosh.
i don't think you can go wrong with ODI lock-ons, and these are no exception. Put em on my hardtail race bike, and installation is as easy as it gets, as with all ODI lock on grips. Less beef than other grips i use/ used in past and would recommend only using with gloves, as grip is slightly decreased with the low profile, but overall, they are great grips. I think they are best for XC racing/ any XC application, but have used for DJ bike, as well- sure they'll work for any application (and NEVER move), depending on preference of grip thickness