Weight: 105g / 112 different options / Ruffian and Waffle patterns / Contact: www.mtb-direct.co.uk
Imperial is offering its cheaper look-a-like Ruffian grips in a load of new colours, which means it now has over 100 possible combinations. You can mix and match cartridges (the grip part) and the collars to your heart’s content either via MTB Direct’s website or an Imperial dealer. Popular options would likely include red/white/blue, rasta and maybe even a Sam Hill green and gold design.
The grips are a slightly harder durometer than ODI Ruffians but we found they scrub in after a few hard rides and do last a bit longer than the originals. The clamp bolts are a larger size so are less likely to round out.