The Counterpunch makes clipping trees less problematic by protecting the 5th digit and metacarpal from impact, greatly reducing the chance of a broken bone. The curved surface slides rather than grabs, making it less likely the bar will hang up and throw the rider. As soon as testing began, several riders reported improved control, and declared it the top reason to run them, which is something that typical MTB handguards don't offer.
WATCH THE COUNTERPUNCH STRIKING A TREE
Not just a slight clip, but a full on tree strike, on chunky bark The Counterpunch slides, not grabs. Saves a crash, saves your hand and maybe saves your season. People often ask why they don’t curve more over your pinky. It’s because they don’t need to; less is more.
Like to run the meat of your palm off the end of the bar? You know it puts you more at risk but control is more important than safety, right? The Counterpunch still allows you to do this comfortably and safely, even if you really like to hang it out.
By making the rubber eccentric to the bar, and strategically removing areas of the inner core, the LoamLab grip is a thin (29mm) lock-on with the comfort of a thick slide-on. This makes the top of the grip level from end to end, without a pressure point normally found on thin concentric grips. The cutaway core at the thumb creates a thicker flexible pad that absorbs vibration for better traction with less gripping force, and the uniform surface there makes gloveless riding comfortable. The LoamLab grip is also available in a Single Clamp version if the Counterpunch is not your style.
Mates perfectly with the LoamLab dual clamp grip. Also compatible with ODI dual clamp grips by replacing the outer lock ring with the Counterpunch. Or simply install it on the end of the bar with the open-end grip of your choice.
Counterpunch without grips: 68g per pair
Counterpunch with grips: 164g per pair
The Counterpunch™ has US and International Patents Pending
I’ve smashed my fingers many times on east coast singletrack. These little bar ends solve that problem. I paired them with the new Wolftooth lock-on grips and they work great. Quality product and great price.
I have had that pinky finger impact more times than I care to remember. Used to be it was a long healing time with a low grade pain in the finger. I did find an acupuncturist that shortened healing to less than a month but it’s wallet draining. Took me a little while to experience counterpunch working. Always twitchy between the trees and usually don’t hit. After finally having a few hits and feeling them slide on through, it’s made me a lot less twitchy heading into narrow passes and just bashing my way through with no consequences so far. Only thing to be careful of are vines. They will hook a vine. The other thing is I have big hands and have never used such a small diameter grip. The LL grips are really great, too.
I tend to skim trees for some reason .had these for bout a month so far skimmed 1 and they worked fine .also good when you drop your bike .the rubber grips are a good choice to
prices are on point too.
This is my second set, grabbed them for a new build. My first set was purchased after I dislocated and fractured my pinky finger and wanted to get back in action ASAP with a bit of protection. Have clipped numerous trees as well as a few rocks and worst case the impact was significantly less, best case I was unscathed. In some tight trails they do grab the small alders but once you get used to it that’s not much of an issue.
The grips are so good as well, I’ve tried quite a few and these are my fav which is a nice bonus on top of the protection from the counter punch.
Service is amazing, submitted my order and Mark reached out to ensure I had ordered correctly (two sets of grips) prior to completing it. Shipping to lower mainland was immediate, I had them in what seems like less than 24 hours.
It is honestly a perfect fit, which allow me too I having my hand at the fall extremity of the grip… because of the secure finger, I could cut 15 mm on each side of the handlebar so you’re ends are at the very same spot every single time you a ride
A no brainer now…
I put some on my fat bike to