Debuting in 2018 - the SQlab Award-winning Grip Series!
The newest innovation in grips from SQlab landed a 2018 Eurobike gold award. The judges raved, "Apart from the saddle, the grips are the most important point of contact between rider and cycle. With its new series of grips, SQlab has expanded its range: four different designs each in three different sizes mean that all riders can be sure of finding the right grip for every ride."
SQlab Performance Grip Series
70X Gravity & E-Performance
The perfect fit for maximum control. The surface offers maximum grip, even in moisture and mud. Fingers are optimally supported in any situation by the front and bottom, while the outside provides the necessary comfort.
Sizes: S, M
711 MTB Tech & Trail
Sizes: S, M, L
Providing a Secure Grip - SQlab Performance Ergobar
Handlebars are round, and grips are also mostly round because it is simple.But fingers are anything but round: They easily slip on a round object and cannot hold on unlike, for instance, a flat table corner.
The Ergobar is a wave-shaped profile on the front and right side, which produces a flat, slightly angular grip bottom. A perfect fit for angular, bent fingers.
The slightly wavy shape of the Ergobars maps the different finger lengths of the hand.
Ergonomics thought out in detail - and all around.
SQlab Performance Grip Surface
When it comes to the grip surface, SQlab operates on the principle: as round as necessary and as ﬂat as possible.
Round may sound comfortable, but round shapes on grips only produce a small, limited surface area.
An ergonomic grip with a wing reduces pressure considerably, but a secure grip may no longer be suited to all terrains under certain circumstances.
And so enter the SQlab grip concept. Flattened and drawn forward and down to maximize the surface area comfort. The fingers can wrap around the grip securely. The slightly angled, flat shape creates the perfect form fit. Contact surfaces are distributed across the complete grip and the flattened area is optimized providing a comfort level similar to a winged grip.
The proof is in the pressure mapping
Pressure = force/area, which means the new SQlab grip design allows for far less pressure on the hand.
The 711 Grip - The flat support surface and the added material on the outside reduce pressure to a completely new level for MTB grips.
The 70X Grip - despite the continuous clamp sleeve and the harder rubber, the pressure is barely higher than with the 711.
Relief for the hand
SQlab grips are designed to provide relief to two pivotal areas - the ulnar nerve and the carpal tunnel pass.
Pressure mapping on the contact interface with the hand and grip has shown that the pressure in the outer region of the hand is the largest. This is also where the ulnar nerve runs. The ulnar nerve is responsible for the sensitivity of the ring and little finger. Consequently, SQlab increased the contact area in the outer region of the grip and hence reduced the pressure.
The carpal tunnel supplies nerves to the thumb, index and middle finger. Here the nerves exit and branch off to the fingers. The carpal tunnel pass is a very sensitive area which can usually be relieved by selecting the correct handle bar sweep for a straight transition from lower arm to hand. However, pressure relief with grips is also important. Several conventional ergonomic grips have a so-called relief wing which extends too far inwards. Often this relief wing is too hard and can cause unwanted pressure on the carpal tunnel pass.
Grip size measurement since 2006
Personal grip size is important. Grip size is the measurement from the tip of the middle finger to the crook of the thumb. The fingers grasp the grip precisely by this measurement. In the new SQlab grip series, sizes differ in range, length (only the 702, 710) and shape.