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16 Best BMX Grips (2022 Review)

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Welcome to my review of the best BMX grips you can currently get on the market.

For me, grips are one of the essential parts of the bike.

It’s the awesome feeling they give you when you grab the bar and go for a session.

Unfortunately, you need to go through a few to find the best option for you. (Luckily, they’re cheap.)

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I changed many grips to find out that longer and thicker were best for me. (I currently ride Animal’s Edwin V2 grips.)

But there’s something for EVERYONE in the list below.

SO. GRIPPY.

Best BMX Grips With & Without Flanges

1. Animal Edwin V2 (My FAV!)

animal edwin v2
The Animal Edwin V2 grips are a new version of Edwin DeLarosa’s signature grip.

These grips have a super comfortable wavy pattern on them and here is the flangeless version in particular.

They are 165mm long and come with Animal’s Sewer Cap plastic bar ends. The Edwin V2 grips are available in black, army green, and purple.

I was rocking the 140mm version for a very long time, but I like the 165mm A LOT more!

Price: $16.99

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2. Fly Devon

flybikes devon grip
Here is the Devon Grips from Fly Bikes. These are Devon Smillie‘s signature grips and feature the traditional MUSHROOM grip design which Fly’s site says he has always been a fan of.

These have a thinner grip at just 29mm in diameter and are 160mm long.

The Devon grip does have a MICRO flange on it for anyone who doesn’t fully want to let go of riding a flangeless grip and comes with bar ends included.

Price: $10

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3. Fly Bikes Ruben

flybikes ruben grip
The original Fly Bikes Ruben Alcantara grips are legendary within BMX and here is the second version of them which were released in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the original.

These do feature some changes from the original but have a very similar look to the design.

These grips are 160mm long and have a 25-degree hardness with a diameter of 29mm.

The Ruben II grips also have MINI flanges on them, and ultimately, these look to be a modern version of a classic with bar ends.

Price: $10

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4. BSD Passenger Grip

bsd passenger grip
Let’s take a look at Kriss Kyle‘s signature Passenger Grip from BSD.

The description on BSD’s site says that “Kriss wanted a grip with a bit MORE cushion than the Slims and a little longer.”

So that is what BSD made. These are traditional mushroom-style grips that are 162mm long and 29.4mm in diameter, with bar ends included.

They come in four colors: black, carbon gray, classic orange, and surplus green.

Price: $10.99

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5. BSD Slims Grip

bsd slims
Dan Paley‘s signature Slims Grip from BSD features a zigzag pattern made from Krayton rubber that is SOFT and is comfortable right out of the packaging.

They are 160mm long with a diameter of 29mm and each pair comes with a set of bar ends.

There are three colors available: a rad ocean swirl that is blue and black, a solid black, and surplus green.

Price: $10.99

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6. Cult X Vans Waffle Grip

vans x cult waffle grip
The Cult X Vans Waffle Grip might be one of the MOST RECOGNIZABLE grips in all of BMX.

If you somehow haven’t seen these grips yet, Cult and Vans took their signature Waffle shoe pattern and used it as a pattern for a BMX grip.

These grips are made in the USA by ODI and come in many colors, including black, gum, rose pink, purple, red, army green, blue, white, and orange.

Price: $10.99

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7. Cult Ricany Grip

cult ricany grip
The Cult Ricany Grip is described on the Cult website as “Proven pattern, soft and grippy.”

These are simple grips with a slightly WAVED pattern and they come in several colors, including black, green, gum, rose pink, white, and orange.

The Sean Ricany Grip is made in the USA by ODI.

Price: $10.99

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8. Cult Heavens Gate Grip

cult heavens gate grip
Here is Brandon Begin‘s signature Heavens Gate Grip from Cult.

These grips are super long with a length of 174mm and have a “small thin diameter” according to the Cult website.

These grips currently come in MANY rad black swirl colors like white, gum, rose pink, and lime green.

The Heaven’s Gate grips are made in the USA by ODI.

Price: $10.99

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9. Fit Savage V.2

fit savage
The Savage V.2 Grips from Fit are an updated version of the original with a longer 163mm length.

According to Fit’s website, these use a rubber that is described as extra soft and tacky.

They have thicker ribs and feature a flange design that is EASY TO CUT OFF to keep a cleaner look once cut.

The Savage grips have a thicker 31mm diameter and come in two colors. The available colors are black and rich mahogany.

Price: $10.95

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10. Odyssey Travis Grip

odyssey travis grips
Odyssey’s Travis grip is Travis Hughes‘ signature grip that features what Odyssey describes as a “MULTI-DIRECTIONAL ribbed pattern for superior grip and comfort regardless of your hand positioning.”

The well-known Par Ends are included with every pair and the Travis Grip is 165mm long.

There are 6 colors: red, clear, black/white swirl, navy, black/gum swirl, and solid black.

Price: $11.99

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11. Odyssey Broc Grip

odyssey broc grip
Here is a look at the Odyssey Broc Grip. These are Broc Raiford‘s signature grip which was updated from the original to have SMOOTHER ends and to include his BR logo.

The Broc grips come with Odyssey’s Par End bar ends and are 160mm long with several color options available.

Currently, they are available in billiard green/black swirl, midnight purple, hot pink, toothpaste/navy swirl, bright red, sky blue, and solid black.

Price: $11.99

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12. S&M Hoder Grips

sm hoder grips
Have you tried the Hoder Grips from S&M? These are Mike Hoder‘s signature grips and are one of the current favorites for all of the THICKER grip lovers of the BMX world.

They are in a small club of larger grips at 160mm in length and 31.5mm in diameter. They have a wide array of 12 colors!

The Hoder grips are also made in the USA by ODI and each pair comes with a set of bar ends.

I highly recommend these!

Price: $11.95

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13. Eclat Bruno

eclat bruno grip
The Bruno Grips from Eclat are 164mm long with a super slim 28mm diameter.

One cool feature of the design on these grips is that they have the Frankfurt SKYLINE on the base of the grip.

These grips use Eclat’s VEX K3 compound, which is meant to extend the life of the grip and increase softness.

The Bruno Hoffmann grips come with a set of Crokx V2 bar ends and four colors.

Price: $11.99

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14. Eclat Shogun Grips

eclat shogun
Eclat’s Shogun Grips have a unique pattern, come in a ton of colors, and have an EXTRA long 166mm length with a diameter of 29.5.

These grips include Eclat’s Techbolt bar ends with every pair.

Some of the color options on the Shogun grip are black, army green, purple, hot pink, camouflage, gray, teal, and classic blue.

Price: $12.99

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15. WeThePeople Perfect Grips

wtp perfect grips
Here is the Perfect Grip from WeThePeople. This is not a matter of opinion either, that is literally their name. Genius? I think so too!

The Perfect Grip is EXTRA LONG at 165mm with a diameter of 29.5mm.

These come in a bunch of colors and also come with 3 of their nylon bar ends “because you never know when you’ll need a spare.”

Price: $11.95

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16. WeThePeople Hilt XL Grips

wethepeople hilt xl grip
Let’s have a look at the Hilt XL Grips from WeThePeople.

These grips are 160mm long meant to better fit WIDER bars and have both a flanged and flangeless option which is rare these days.

One interesting feature of these grips is that they have different colored rubber rings meant for aesthetic purposes only.

I have to admit, this does look pretty cool. Every set of grips comes with a set of bar ends and are made from a VEX-K6 rubber compound.

The color options on the Hilt XL grips are black, red, and gum.

Price: $11.95

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FAQs About BMX Grips

How to easily install BMX grips?

The best, fastest and safest ways of installing BMX grips is by using alcohol (90%+). Pour a tiny bit of it inside the grip, squeeze the grip a few tips and slide it onto the handlebar.

If yo think you added too much, take it off, blow inside the grip and put it back on. But if you have time, you can just leave it on and it’ll dry itself.

You don’t need air compressor, zip ties, or WD-40 to install BMX grips!

What size are BMX grips?

BMX grips are available in multiple lengths (approx. 140mm to 165mm) and diameters (approx. 27mm to 32mm)

What is the best BMX grip?

The best BMX grip is the one that feels the most comfortable to you. I’d highly suggest to try some, but you cannot go wrong with any I reviewed here for you.

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