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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 71 reviews
Jason Gilmore
Saved my pinky a bunch of times

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.

Charles Grieco
Good concept

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

L Worm
Good quality and price for the right use case

Manufacturing precision is impressive. These were a little tricky to get on, on the plus side they feel rock solid. These have saved me some pain once or twice, I'm confident they would stand up to some hard hits. The grips are fine, not very cushioned, which may or may not be to your taste. In the end the biggest problem with them is I overestimated my need for them on my trails. I mostly use them to catch stray blackberry branches. Considering the price, will worth the try,

Joe Yurkovich
Unobtrusive and work great.

Just put a set of Counterpunches on my fatbike and have bumped a few trees already. Instead of banging my hand, the Counterpunch has just helped me slide off without a problem. Looking forward to using the set with grips that I installed on my mountain bike for next season.

Eric C
Love the Counterpunch

These little bar ends will save your fingers. I would like a larger diameter grip because I have big hands but the shape is comfy.

Definitely recommend these.