Velo Saddles Releases Microtech Cycling Grips
TAICHUNG, Taiwan – Velo Saddles has developed a new moulding process to produce Microtech handlebar grips. The new manufacturing process creates detailed texturing on the grips that increases friction and grip for the user. Velo’s newest grips and saddles are displayed at booth A4-103.
Especially in wet and sweaty conditions the Microtech handlebare grips provide additional grip and increased friction. The first version of the grips to use this new technology features a micro-circle pattern that sits underneath the rider’s fingertips. The additional texture increases surface area dramatically, giving the user extra security without resorting to holding the bars tighter.
Most useful for e-bike riders
According to Velo the detailing on the grips will be especially useful for e-bike riders, who often stay seated during accelerations. This in combination with the higher speeds requires require extra grip through their fingertips to keep control of the bicycle at any time. The extra tactile feedback will be instantly noticeable to the rider.
Velo Saddles will be incorporating this technology into a full line of cycling grips, including models designed for mountain bike applications. Particularly in gravity-based events, the trend to ride without gloves is spreading, due to riders looking to improve bar feel. The Microtech of Velo’s grips will improve control, and allow increased friction even in very wet weather.