Mountain bike grips for sweaty hands

Sweaty hands can make mountain biking a challenge and sometimes a safety hazard since your grip is significantly reduced.  While mountain biking, you want to ensure your grip is solid on the handlebar so you can tackle difficult tracks and descends with better handling and control.

We will discuss features and benefits so that you can make an informed decision when choosing the best mountain bike grips for sweaty hands.

 

The AMS soft rubber grips are comfortable and grippy; the patterns and textures will ensure you continue to hold on tight to your handlebar even with sweaty hands.

Cero model

Designed and tested by expert riders, the Cero model is one of the best mountain bike grips for sweaty hands. It has a plain gauge profile and a dual-density rubber that’s grippy and comfortable.

A grippy micro-diamond pattern combined with a slightly harder diamond pattern at the thumbs works really well even in wet conditions.

The fingers can be comfortably placed in rubber blocks that add grip and a soft feel. 

 

Berm model

The Berm model is also a recommended option to ride with sweaty hands. It has a tapered profile and the same micro-diamond patterns and soft rubber blocks included in the Cero model. 

 

How to choose mountain bike grips for sweaty hands

When choosing the best mountain bike grips for sweaty hands, you need to consider factors such as:

  • Grip material
  • Design
  • Size

Rubber grips work really well, but not all rubber grips are the same. You can find different compound densities, coupled with different designs, textures, and patterns. We narrow it down to two bike grips that have been crafted and tested by expert riders, the AMS Cero and Berm Models.

These grips will help you stay in control no matter how hard you push yourself on the trails. Make sure to get the size right for your hands, a larger-than-required grip will negatively affect your holding strength and a smaller than required grip will increase the chances for fatigue and muscle strain.


Alternative solutions for sweaty while mountain biking 

Sweaty hands can be a major issue for mountain bikers, especially during long rides. It is not a secret holding strength is reduced during wet conditions, so is there anything you can do to counter this effect? Fortunately, there are a range of alternative solutions that can help you keep your hands dry and comfortable while biking. 

Gloves, wristbands, and powder chalk are all great options to keep your hands free from sweat on the trails.  A pair of nice padded gloves will help you maintain a solid grip while keeping your hands warm and dry. If you choose to ride barehanded, you can either try wristbands or powder chalk to improve your grip.

Carles Carrera

Co-Founder, Product&Marketing

Carles' passion for Enduro MTB ignited the creation of AMS. Nowadays, you're more likely to find him speeding along scenic gravel paths, enjoying the thrill of his gravel bike.