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Counterpunch
Brendan Bell
Love ‘em

I bought the Counterpunch a couple of years ago and liked them enough that I bought another set for my eeb. I ride with my hands hanging off the ends of the bars and they’re great for protection but I love how “locked-in” they make you feel with the bike when you’re charging or riding burly terrain.

If you ride with your hands way out like I do they take a bit of tweaking initially to get the position/angle right and there’s a brief period of getting used to the feeling of them against your pinky fingers but eventually they just become another part of the cockpit - you don’t even know they’re there until you need them.

Great Value

Had to put a little elbow grease in the installation, but the process was very straightforward. The grips feel great and give a nice alternative hand position allowing my pinkys to rest against the counterpunch itself. I really enjoy how low profile they are for what they do and the competitive pricing against other regular grips on the market.

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Stephen
I like them

I haven’t hit a tree yet though. I think the installation instructions could use some pictures

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Dave Cooper
works as expected

Since installing the Counterpunch about a month ago, I have clipped two trees and it did the job as expected. I initially was concerned it might catch some vines hanging over the trail but it hasnt so far and I dont think it will. Easy install. I continued using my existing grips

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Andre Lafontaine
Already saved my hand

I'm happy with the counterpunch.

On my first ride, I already tagged a tree. I have a trek Slash with what feels like the right side bar. But at 800+ mm I keep touching trees...

I think the bars and grips fell good.

I've been recommending these to my riding friends.

Tacky, comfy - what more could you want?

Love these grips!
Super thin but not buzzy or harsh at all.

The ends are a bit fragile so a crash can make them a little flappy but replacement rubber is cheap enough to always have on hand - no pun intended!

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Blair Fay
Great product

Easy to install, comfy grips and my hands feel tucked-in and protected.

Great product and great deal!

Perfect.

I have just installed them and first time back on trail I softly clipped a tree. This particular one was not bad and probably wouldn't have hurt me, but in the past years I have had a few encounters and my pinky felt it. There are a few clear positives using the Counterpunch, from protection against clipping a tree, to giving you a more secure feeling of your grip when you rest your pinky against it, to even protecting the grip end itself when resting your bike down. I do understand why some riders might be worried of hooking but that can only happen if you are not using it properly, your hand is supposed to grip all the way to the end not leaving a gap to the bracket. Bottom line, I recommend it.

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DIEGO VITERI

ohhhh just an AMAZING product it gives you the feeling of protection not just in your finger, you feel protection in your complete ride, like a lot , congrats great product

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Jason Moriarty
Pinky Saver

Great product and fast shipping. Having a past metacarpal break that required pins, I appreciate the protection the counterpunch offers. I tend to clip trees while night riding and this product has save me a lot of pain and future injury. The company sent me a complimentary set of grips that I plan to use once my current grips wear. They look and feel great and I’m confident they will become a favorite of mine. An extra bonus with the counterpunch is I’m able to still use my Granite stash bar end tools. Great products that I will recommend to all my riding friends.

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Kristian

Prompt customer service, the bar ends are going to save my pinky fingers from getting smashed on tight trails.

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Rex Johnson
It's good

Bought the grip and counter punch combo. Grips are as advertised thin but not hard or overly firm feeling. Counter punch is easy to get used to after a couple of rides. Glad I got the combo. Highly recommend both.

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Brent Morow
Essential Safety Riding Gear

I look at my Counter Punch grips as part of my safety equipment. I don't ride without a helmet and I don't go riding without these grips! Never. If you clip any object with your bars with standard grips, you expose yourself to injuries ranging from squashed fingers to months of rehab. If you ride enough, you'll know that clipping your bars with regular grips at speed is not good. Counter Punch grips give you a chance in these situations. I ride often and can't count the number of times these grips saved me. We ride in the PNW and , as such, are constantly around trees, However, one of my worst crashs ever happened on Gooseberry Mesa on a fairly wide open trail due to clipping my bars. There have been some great safety technology to come along in mountain biking in recent years. The dropper post and Mips helmet technology comes to mind. I put Counter Punch grips along side these products. This product keeps me on the trail where, I know, we all wan to be! Well done. Cheers

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JD Ashton
Nice!

Simple, light and effective. Tired of mashing my pinkys on trees. Saved my pinky on the first ride installed.

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Marco Fortin
Great product , great quality

Definitely do the job why you bought them and more
Also help to place my hand properly at the end of the bar, it’s a good reminder when you feel it on one side only!
Seem like a good grip whose gonna last,
Really good for wet riding , if you have slippery glove or hands!
Will probably be some more for friends as a gift , everyone wants to give them a try!
Worth the money if you are in the grip market!

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scott harquail
Best grips ever

Kram nailed it with these grips ! Experienced riders tend to develop bad habits over time . I was gripping at the end of
My bar . These not only protected my fingers and helped deflect of tree grazing , they forced me to get my hands in the right position and gripping safely and effectively.

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Kathy Giampa
Gift for a frien

Bought as a gift so I cannot comment on function (friend seemed happy). All I can say is that the order / shipping process was smooth and the product looked nicely made.

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Brandon Dixon
Not just for punching

Have these on a downhill bike and trail bike. More than just a finger saver. They'll stop you from using your handlebar like a meat hole punch on an awkward crash.

Comfortable

Work good, haven’t bounced off a tree with them yet but do find I don’t grip the bars as hard because the outside of my hands are supported by the protective end.

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Jamie Higham
Dope

Super quality packaging , fit and finish is top notch and install was a breeze.

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Michael H
Does what it says on the can!

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened my order for LoamLab’s counterpunch bar ends and found that LoamLab had included a complimentary pair of grips for me to try. At first, I tossed the grips in my parts bin as I had just installed a fresh set of grips, but when I installed the counterpunches on my bar and realized that they were really designed to have your pinkie butted up to them. With my usual grips and narrow hands, this left my controls out of reach. That’s when I reached the LoamLab grips are narrower than standard grips and swapped them onto my bars as well. This fit much better with my controls within reach and the counterpunch protecting my pinkies.
On the trail, it didn’t take long before I tagged a couple of trees in a race and thought, “I wonder how that would have gone without the counterpunches”, as my bar slid past the trees.
The cutouts in the sleeves of the grips seem to provide more cushion without being overly squishy.
All in all, the counterpunch certainly met my expectations once I installed LoamLab’s grips.

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Tyler Miller
Why wouldn’t you run these?!

Already been saved a few times! Both from tree strikes and keeping my hands on the grips in mud fest race conditions. Install is easy and secure. Paired perfectly with my go-to Odi grips. No brainer!

Great product that must be more popular

At first I was hesitating to swap my raceface grips but I never regret it. Rubber is very good, even without gloves (forgot once), but there is more grip with gloves.
Pinkie protection already showed it's value when I hit a rock wall and it just slid without grabbing the bars. The bar feels (and is) much wider now, maybe I will need to cut it a little.
Great product, thank you!

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Avery Morse
My Dad loves them

Got these as a gift for my Dad and he requested I buy another set. My dad's riding buddy also liked them and ordered his own pair. They said that it really helps with their cornering and hmgives them extra confidence in tight trees.

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Ivan Brajković
Great add on for serious MTB

This product is not only great for pinkie protection, but is also great for aditional on bike stability. 🔝