SOC15: TOGS thumb rest nubs add hinged clamp design to preserve your foam grips

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Introduced last December, the TOGS (Thumb Over Grip System) added a hand position to relieve fatigue on long rides while adding virtually nothing to the scale. For endurance racers (think PMBAR, Wilderness 101, etc.), it could mean the difference between your hands going numb and maintaining your sanity. Heck, they even come in handy if you normally ride paved paths or roads to get to and from the trail.

But, if you had lightweight foam grips like those from ESI, Red Monkey or Lizard Skins, you may be a little hesitant to rip them off just to add a thumb rest. TOGS felt your pain, so they developed the new hinged clamp, letting you quickly install and remove them without touching your grips. Available soon on their website.

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Ripnshread
Ripnshread
7 years ago

I need this. Yesterday.

Eric Hansen
Eric Hansen
7 years ago

You can’t blow foamies off with an air-gun?

Ilya
Ilya
7 years ago

Just inject some alcohol with syringe right into the grip and it will slip off easily.

Matt
Matt
7 years ago

I am not even sure what that thing does.

ononecog
ononecog
7 years ago

It allows you a new way to interact with your bike. It is out of the box thinking.

The product works, its no gimmick.

I met the folks behind this at The Sea Otter, Great people, great product.

marycane
marycane
7 years ago

I did not use it, but it seems to put a lot of pressure between thumb and index finger. On a rough terrain. While cruising, I just place my thumb above the bar the rare occasions I need to stretch. Or just run bar-ends unless you are a fashion rider.

CrazyIdea?
CrazyIdea?
7 years ago

I’m tempted to buy these and run them on the outside of my ESI grips, with the thumb rest facing forward. It would protect the grip ends from tearing during a crash or tree clip.

The Conductor
The Conductor
7 years ago

CrazyIdea?: We used to call those “bar ends”…something that offered many hand positions.

slowbloke
slowbloke
7 years ago

Anything….Please…anything to make me go faster

Padrote
Padrote
7 years ago

my thumb is so sleepy

Heffe
Heffe
7 years ago

You could flip these and use them as micro bar-ends, I suppose.

Terry
Terry
7 years ago

i’m assuming these wouldn’t work with top mount thumb shifters?