First look – brand new Deity Knuckleduster grips

Introducing the brand new Deity Knuckleduster grips.

We’re big fans of Deity and its products and today marks the launch of their brand new 2017 range.

Technical Specs:

  • Kevlar Infused Rubber Compound for Exceptional Durability
  • Tapered Inner Sleeve to Insure Perfect Contact with the Handlebar
  • Single Clamp Design with Forward Facing Bolts
  • Lasered Black Ano 6061 T6 Aluminum Clamps
  • Short and Wide Rib Design for Added Comfort with No Side to Side Play
  • Half Waffle Recessed Design for Added Control without Hot Spots
  • Chevron Design for your Palm Swell to give an Ergonomic Feel
  • Seamless Transition Through the End of Grip for Comfort
  • 132mm Length with 32mm Outer Diameter
  • Grip Bodies Also Offered Separate from the Clamps for Ease of Replacement
  • Intended Use: Downhill, FR/DJ, Enduro, All Mountain
  • Available in Black / Charcoal / Orange / Blue / Red / Green
  • 101 grams for the pair
  • Retail $22 usd

The Knuckleduster

The Knuckleduster is the first of the brand new range to hit our office and so far – so good.

There’s a heap of features packed into the grip and it’s clear that Eric and the Deity crew have invested a tonne of time into their new product. If they’ve put as much effort into the rest of the range it’s going to be worthy of some consideration for your next cockpit upgrade.

The Knuckleduster has a pretty unusual mix of patterns to keep your hands in place. The underside of the grip sticks with the tried-and-tested moto-style ribs to hold your fingers in place and provide some traction when its wet.

The rest of the grip brings in what Deity call a ‘short and wide rib design’, layed out in three different angles, offering comfort and some reduction in vibration from the trail. The idea is to offer a comfortable grip with ribs that feel good but don’t twist or allow your hand to slide side-to-side.

The Knuckleduster clamps the bar in two ways – there’s a single clamp on the inside and the whole inside of the grip is tapered to provide a snug fit. You’ll need to give them a gentle tap to get them onto your bar, similar to the DMR Deathgrip.

So far, so good. We’re looking forward to seeing what else Deity components have in store for 2017!

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A new Deity

We met Deity out at Sea Otter in 2016 and were blown away by how passionate Eric, Sadie and the crew were. They love mountain biking, they love their products and they’re genuinely devoted to making great kit for mountain bikers

The new range has been – according to Mike – 3 years in the making and marks a new look and feel Deity.

“This fundamental philosophy to never settle is seen in our riders, staff, customer support and products.

We believe what separates the best from the rest is in the details and you cannot miss all the design elements in our completely new Grip line.

From the familiar diamond pattern of many grips on the market to the alienating mushroom and half waffle designs available in hundreds of different formats, we’ve taken the best of what these elements have to offer and eliminated the issues to create a line of grips with something for every rider.”

Big talk … and we’re looking forward to seeing some products up close.

For now, you can check out their website at