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It’s hard to believe that in January, Lizard Skins will have been around for 25 years. It’s even harder to believe that Oury Grips has been at it for 50 years. Due to the retirement of one of the heads of Oury, the company decided to sell to Lizard Skins rather than close up shop.

IB17: Lizard Skins turns 25, grabs Oury Grips to continue 50 year legacy

As a result, Oury grips will continue unchanged, and will still be made in the U.S., only now they’ll be manufactured by Lizard Skins. The company will be run under the same roof as Lizard Skins in their new facility in Utah where they continue to make many of their products.

IB17: Lizard Skins turns 25, grabs Oury Grips to continue 50 year legacy IB17: Lizard Skins turns 25, grabs Oury Grips to continue 50 year legacy IB17: Lizard Skins turns 25, grabs Oury Grips to continue 50 year legacy IB17: Lizard Skins turns 25, grabs Oury Grips to continue 50 year legacy

Products like their neoprene chainstay protectors which have been in their catalog since 1993. It was fascinating to hear owner Brian Fruit geek out on the obsessive details that go into the chainstay protector which are almost certainly overlooked by most people. Details like the surface of the neoprene which is referred to as ‘shark skin’. Apparently this is a result of the neoprene molding which is done in huge blocks – but only the very top of the mold has the shark skin texture, which helps the protector stay in place. Brian also pointed out that their protector is up to a 1/4lb lighter than some stock plastic chainstay protectors which could make it popular for the weight weenies out there.

Lizard Skins is continuing with three sizes of chainstay protectors that weigh between 21 and 31g, plus there’s an option for custom printing if you order 25 or more.

IB17: Lizard Skins turns 25, grabs Oury Grips to continue 50 year legacy

Custom printing is also available on their lock on collars with only a 20 piece minimum order, and they’re the same cost as stock collars. Perfect for your cycling team, giveaway, or shop.

IB17: Lizard Skins turns 25, grabs Oury Grips to continue 50 year legacy IB17: Lizard Skins turns 25, grabs Oury Grips to continue 50 year legacy

Of course Lizard Skins is continuing with a wide variety of lock on and standard grips (like the new Charger Evo, and Charger with flange), their popular DSP bar tape in three thicknesses, and an expanding line of soft goods with new gloves, saddle bags, and more.

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7 comments

  1. Ripnshread on

    Lizard skins has been there since the boom of 90’s MTB, Oury got a head start with the BMX boom of the 70s, both companies have produced solid products we all love and need. Cheers to this conglomeration. I’m looking forward to what’s coming next.

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  2. Tim on

    Personally never was a fan of those goofy oury grips. ATI pistols & ODI long necks were the only way to go if you’re a shredder!

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