RaceFace mentions that a bicycle's grip is a often overlooked component although it's one of the tree major contact points between rider and bike. We here at FairWheel are happy that RaceFace is not overlooking grips. It's very obvious from the start that the Sniper is a grip intended to withstand heavy mountain bike use. Its dual surface offers plenty of grip and comfort, while the locking rings make sure it's always in place and not twisted. Although the Sniper is not a ultra thin grip the 30mm outer diameter gives any rider control over their front end through the roughest of sections.