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
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.
Prompt customer service, the bar ends are going to save my pinky fingers from getting smashed on tight trails.
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.
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
Simple, light and effective. Tired of mashing my pinkys on trees. Saved my pinky on the first ride installed.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
This product is not only great for pinkie protection, but is also great for aditional on bike stability. 🔝
The North Shore has plenty of tree trunks and rock faces that want to bite as you ride by. The counterpunch provides unobtrusive protection against high speed finger mangling physics lessons. It took me two sets of orthopaedic reconstruction sessions (one for each hand) before I got the counterpunch. Should have done it ages ago. Really works. Easy to install.
Great project and built really well. Saving my fingers and keeping me upright so win-win!
I fought against a pine and didn't hurt my little finger. Save your little fingers! To be serious, very good product very well engineered.
Happy that all my knuckle scabs are healed up. Great quality. I would recommend them.