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
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