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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 126 reviews
Finger Savers

These things are great! First ride after I put them on they already saved me going through some narrow single tracks. They look more distinguished with some road rash on them. Super easy to install as well! I paired them with the grips and they are perfect!

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.

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