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Lizard Skins 3d Prints New 3DGRP with Digital Light Synthesis

Lizard Skins 3DGRP close up on stone(Photo/Lizard Skins)
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Lizard Skins has been around for a long time, thanklessly making sure your hands stay where they’re supposed to when gripping everything from bicycle handlebars to hockey sticks and pickleball paddles. What I’m saying is that Lizard Skins knows a thing or two about grips. Keeping up with the times, they’re introducing their latest, and super high-tech bicycle grip, the 3DGRP.

Lizard Skins 3DGRP on bar
(Photo/Lizard Skins)

The new 3DGRP grips are created by Carbon utilizing their Digital Light Synthesis technology. “DLS is a production method using programmable liquid resins, digital ultraviolet light projection, and oxygen permeable optics to create pieces with superb performance and surface finish“.

When using these types of advancements in 3D printing, the development of the Lizard Skins 3DGRP was unrestrained by traditional manufacturing methods and materials. And they think that the 3DGRP grip will help you take your ride to the next level.

Look How the Lizard Skins 3DGRP Is Made

It’s been pretty quiet over at Lizard Skins since it was announced that Fox Factory was set to purchase their parent company Marucci, though they seem to still be innovating. For those unaware, Carbon is the 3D printing company that has been partnering with a number of cycling brands to create new products including Specialized and Kú Cycle.

It makes sense then that the 3DGRP lattice looks similar to that of the Specialized 3D printed saddles. It will be interesting to see how the material and pattern holds up when used as a grip. Between all the holes and the fact that they’re not lockons, these had better be really comfortable to justify the price. But if they are anything like those 3D printed saddles, they’ll probably end up some of the most comfortable grips ever.

The 3DGRP Retail and Specs

Lizard Skins 3DGRP studio

Retail: $51.99

  • Total Weight: 68 grams / 2.39 ounces
  • Length: 133 millimeters / 5.11 inches
  • Diameter: Medium (32 millimeters / 1.26 inches)
  • Compatible with MTB, BMX, ATV, and PWC

LizardSkins.com

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Seraph
Seraph
2 months ago

Are grips really the best place to innovate? Seems like regular molded rubber has been working fine for years.

blahblahblah
blahblahblah
2 months ago
Reply to  Seraph

its more about making a product to sell to people for a profit

Velodictorian
Velodictorian
2 months ago
Reply to  Seraph

It’s a contact point so yes.

FritzP
FritzP
2 months ago
Reply to  Seraph

Saddles have been made with foam and a cover for years too. But my Sped Romin 3D printed saddle is the most comfortable i’ve ever sat on. So, why not?

Seraph
Seraph
2 months ago
Reply to  FritzP

Cool. My non-3D printed S-Works Romin EVO is the most comfortable saddle I’ve ever sat on.

TiagoSilva
TiagoSilva
2 months ago

I see dirt, dirt everywhere

Billyshoo
Billyshoo
2 months ago
Reply to  TiagoSilva

Yes. And then you wash your bike again.

KBD
KBD
2 months ago
Reply to  Billyshoo

You drastically overestimate how often many people wash their bikes. Unless it’s a massive difference, I don’t see why you would want to wash your grips thoroughly every time.

Wade
Wade
2 months ago
Reply to  TiagoSilva

There’s gonna be a special brush …

Matthias
Matthias
2 months ago
Reply to  Wade

3D printed, thus 78% brushier than regular brushes. Laterally stiff and bristling with innovation!

Regular Lizard
Regular Lizard
2 months ago

“Digital Light Synthesis technology” AKA resin 3d printing.

“DLS is a production method using programmable(you mean UV reactive) liquid resins, digital(can be switched on and off) ultraviolet light projection(an LED COB lamp), and oxygen permeable optics(the FEP sheet at bottom of a standard resin printer vat) to create pieces with superb performance and surface finish(the surface finish looks like ass, my $130 resin printer could do a better job)“.

What a load of marketing bull for a low effort 3D model being spit out of an embarrassingly low resolution resin printer.

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