In a office, sat in front of a computer sits a man who at first glance doesn’t strike you as anyone special. But he is. By day he is a IT guru sorting things out in the digital world in which we are part of. So it all seems like a run of the mill none too exciting sort of thing right? That however soon changes once he has left the office. The business suit is discarded and he take on his alter ego… He is Super Endurance Man.He has been on the telly with that truck fitter fella. They took on a World record and some. But there’s more to him than that. For it would seem he likes nothing better than a good old fashioned Endurance race. Whatever the weather. If you haven’t cottoned on as to who he is yet, then let us find out as we ask.
Who are you?
DMR Brendog Death grip
At all good bike shops.
Time tested 6 Months- (So far)
The DMR Death grip is a collaboration between DMR and none other than Britain’s Speed and Style meister Brendan Fairclough. Here’s what Brendan says about it.
‘I wanted to make the ultimate grip to go on all my bikes: AM to DH. I combined the following features and the Death Grip is what we ended up with!’
These grips feature a internally tapered core so that they only need one lock ring. This is a nice touch as I do tend to ride on the end oF the grip quite often. They also have a combination of proven patterns all in one grip. The ribbed ( Mushroom-Ed) section by the flange is nice and soft and dampens out some of the trail vibration. Then there’s the diamond pattern that you see on many other grips that allow you to er well grip the bars. Add to that a Waffle pattern on the underside to add that extra bit of grip confidence. They came in two sizes. The Thin (ø29.8) or Thick (ø31.3) and also two compounds too The Soft (20A Kraton) or Hard (25A Vexk). So Something to suit anyone. So how do i get on with them?
I’ve been running the larger diameter size version and I don’t normally like big grips. But these have been a nice surprise. They feel pretty good and take no time to set up. They offer plenty of grip and have worn pretty well given that I can wear grips out quick. But these are only showing minimal wear so far. The lack of a collar on the end is good as I have already mentioned ride on the ends quite often. That and they won’t leave marks or scrapes like some grips will.
Out on the trail I have felt they could do with being a bit longer and I think I would if I was buying some prefer the smaller diameter version. But these are minor things and more of a personal thing. As I don’t generally wear gloves I haven’t had and issue when they get wet and in the dry they feel pretty nice. The variety of grip patterns means it’s easy to get your hand just where you want it without looking. they will suit pretty much any bike you care to fit them on. Not only that but they are pretty cheap too. I like these grips and would definitely buy some again. With a nice selection of colours too there should be something to suit you too.
A damned fine grip all in all. worth a look.
Today instead of the postie dropping something off I rode some way to pick up this rather snazzy looking new lid from FOX ( Foxhead). It’s the all new Metah. It’s very much a “Enduro/Trail/Am” set up. It is rather bright ( Unlike the owner- Ed) and is dead simple to set up. It looks a bit different and looks like it could give the Troy Lee Design A1 lids a run for their money. It’s full of features too. But how will it do? So far it’s definitely a lot more breezy. Quite comfortable so far.
Big thanks to Don at Kustom Bikes Cycle shop
- Totally chemical free
- 100% natural ingredients
- Clove oil for natural pain relief – pretty clever eh?
- Vegetable glycerine and Egyptian geranium oil absorbs to lower dermis, all the way in to really repair your damaged skin.
- Antiseptic and antibacterial with tea tree oil to stop you growing diseases in your shorts.
- PET recyclable containers (you can make fleece jackets out of them)
- Tested in the most demanding conditions.. in my shorts. As Cahrlie says ” Tested on ar5eholes and not on animals.
- Vegan as hell.
- Does not repel sharks.
- Not compatible with crumpets