Rubber grips are among the most common types of grips available for bikes; In general, rubber works great as a grip material due to its durability, overall great feel, and aesthetics. Rubber handlebar grips are also lightweight and require basically zero maintenance. The material also allows for a high degree of personalization with different colors, textures, and densities. It follows that two pairs of rubber grips can differ greatly from each other due to the many possibilities offered by the material. After thoughtful design and testing by expert MTB riders, AMS has introduced two alternative grips for MTB riders, CERO and BERM, offering high performance without sacrificing comfort.
What does AMS rubber grips design include?
AMS grips' performance design includes patterns that improve your handling and connection to the handlebar. The rubber material is soft enough to ensure a grippy surface but hard enough to make it strong and durable. The thick rubber provides enough cushion to absorb shocks and vibration from the bike trails.
The micro-diamond pattern works excellently as a non-slip surface under the palms and the waffle patterns under the fingers provide comfortable inlets to place your fingers and an additional grippy surface. The CERO grip design also includes a big diamond pattern made of a harder-density rubber for the thumb area.
Hand positioning is also part of the comfort design of our rubber handlebar grips. The single gauge profile of CERO favors a hand position towards the inside while the tapered profile of BERM is best suited for a hand position towards the outside. The CERO grip diameter is a constant 30 mm throughout which can be considered as an average diameter for rubber grips. The tapered profile of BERM ranges from 29.5 mm to 33.9 mm which works great for riders who want a larger surface beneath the fourth and fifth fingers.