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LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch MTB Handguards
LoamLab Counterpunch cutaway


Regular price $18 CAD $0 CAD Unit price per


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. 


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

Customer Reviews

Based on 123 reviews
I like them

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

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

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.

Blair Fay
Great product

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

Great product and great deal!


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.