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Easy to mould to your own hands. Complete contact means reduced and even pressure, maximum comfort & ultimate control

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Why Imprint Grips make such a difference

Imprint Grips are moulded by you to the size, shape and grasp of your own hands. You instantly have maximum contact between your hand and your bike and the contact is supported evenly; removing all high pressure points and providing the perfect grip shape for you.  They're also a great way to truly customise your ride!

The world needs Imprint Grips!

It’s a simple concept – we're all different and our hands are all different too. Imprint grips are made for everyone! 

Imprint Advantages

Imprint Grips support your hands in their most comfortable position and allow a full natural grasp of the handlebar.  The increased contact reduces the required gripping force and it almost feels like the grips are holding your hands!  The imprinted shape reduces any chance of side slipping on switchbacks and in wet conditions.

Imprint Technology

  • Easy to mould in hot water
  • Soft, high friction, and vibration damping
  • Grip in all conditions
  • Diamond pattern provides styling and extra grip
  • High durability – grip life is maximized from the increased contact area and even pressure over the gripping surface.  If your grip ever starts to show signs of wear it will be over the entire surface
  • Use with or without gloves.  Our trials have shown excellent results both with and without gloves.  If you currently use gloves to preserve your hands when you ride then you may find you can now ride without
  • Imprint grips can be re-moulded a limitless number of times

What type of riding?

Imprint grips will fit any bike with straight style handlebars (standard handlebar diameter is 7/8") - Commuting bikes, Mountain bikes, Touring bikes, BMX, Folding Bikes etc.  If you're not sure if they will fit your bike please send us a photo of your bike and we will let you know.  

How to Mould Imprint Grips (its easy!)

Full moulding instructions will be supplied with your grips. The above gives a good idea of how quick and easy it is!

Our Grips

Standard Imprint Grips

Standard Features

  • Imprint Technology
  • High density polymer sleeve
  • Aircraft grade aluminium locking ring
  • 3mm hex key stainless steel lock screw
  • TMR emblem high density polymer end cap
  • Single lock ring allows maximum usable bar width
  • Grip surface length 115mm
  • Overall grip length 134mm
  • Mesh style sleeve with diamond pattern
  • Weight (Complete, Pair)  – 144g (including lock rings, locking screws and end caps)

Premium Grip with Full Metal Jacket Technology

 Premium Features

  • Imprint Technology
  • 'Full Metal Jacket' grip sleeve offering unrivaled strength
  • Fully integrated single lock ring
  • 3mm hex key cap head Ti-6Al-4V Titanium lock screw
  • TMR emblem high density polymer end cap
  • Grip Surface Length 115mm
  • Overall Grip Length inc. end cap 132mm
  • Mesh style sleeve with diamond pattern
  • Weight (Complete, Pair) 149g (including locking screws and end caps)

Colours

We are offering imprint grips in 5 anodized colours for lock rings and full metal jacket sleeves - Red, Black, Blue, Silver and Gold and initially two grip material colours - Kickstarter Green and Magnesium.

Kickstarter Green
Kickstarter Green
Magnesium
Magnesium

Where we are now

We have spent the last 2 years developing the technology, finding the right materials and trying countless combinations of materials and their respective processing methods. After 20 prototypes we have now finalised designs, and manufactured samples.  We have been testing and trialing for over a year now with excellent results.  Initial tooling costs for end caps and for the over moulding of grip material onto sleeves have been funded by our savings. This mould (below) should be completed in time for Christmas. We now need tooling to produce the polymer sleeves themselves and other remaining set up costs.

Timeline and Projections

Inspiration

Autumn 2011 (Tom) - "I was out riding my mountain bike. As usual, the last technical section on my local trail took its toll on my hands and forearms. I then realized that if there was a way you could mould your grips to fit your own hands, then all my problems would be solved.  I returned home, and that evening started the project."

Thanks from all at TMR designs!
Thanks from all at TMR designs!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We have an excellent team put together and have spent the last 6 months finalising suppliers and project costs.

We have already made prototypes of the final design and have extensively trialed them in the harshest conditions (Downhill mountain biking and 10 hr/day use in touring), and all the prototypes are still going strong.

Our greatest challenge will be scaling up production. We have covered everything at this stage to ensure we can produce large quantities and have trusted suppliers in place for every part of the product.

We are confident that we have covered all bases, and with your help we will get this amazing technology into everyone's hands!

FAQ

  • We do have black material but we are still testing this and it is currently not ready to be released, we took the decision to launch the product with only the colours that we have fully tested.

    Black material is something that we will be looking to launch in the future. If we have this material ready before the Kickstarter production run we will offer it to all our Kickstarter pledgers as an option at no extra cost.

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  • Recently boiled water allows the imprint grips to become mouldable. Care should always be taken when using boiling water!

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  • The cold water removes heat from any metal parts on the grip. Quenching should be done in cold water for no more than 3 seconds and the time between quenching and moulding should be as short as possible – ideally less than 10 seconds'

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  • After the campaign ends, we will send you a survey asking you what colours you would like your grips to be. Depending on your pledge, you'll have options to choose from a selection of colours. We will also ask for your delivery address.

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  • Yes, just fit the imprint grip without the dedicated end cap. This will allow the imprint grip to slide further onto the handlebar and your bar ends to fit, providing there is room for both the grip and the bar end on your handlebar.

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  • We have 5 Anodized colours available - Blue, Red, Black, Silver and Gold. These can now be seen in the campaign page.

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  • We have developed the Imprint Grip to work in any climate that we can foresee. The Imprint Grip is currently designed to be fully functional at temperatures up to 65C (or 150F).

    It must be noted that although the grips will function at these extreme temperatures we don't recommend that anyone cycles around in any high temperatures for obvious health reasons.

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