Somehow, Tinker Juarez is still out there crushing laps on some of the toughest marathon races around. So it seems fitting that just before his 58th birthday, Tinker is getting a new signature grip from the folks at ODI – playfully named the Dread Lock.
Adding to the F-1 Series Vapor Grips, the Dread Locks use the same A.I.R.E. foam compound, only this time it’s comolded to a plastic core. The outer section of the foam has a sort of pistol grip shape with divots for your fingers, but the inner core has some unique shaping as well.
Rather than just a straight core, the plastic center has a domed shape to it to create a more ergonomic support structure underneath the foam. Since you can’t see the dome, ODI added an arrow to the end of the grip. When the arrow is pointed directly up, the dome is facing back towards the rider at 45°. Obviously, you can rotate the grip’s position to your liking, and then lock it in place with the single lock on collar.
Available in five colors, the Dread Lock will sell for $32.95 per set.