When we grip the bars, most of the strength comes from our middle, ring and pinky fingers acting in opposition to our thumb. We get more holding force on the grip when the thumb can wrap around and complete a circle to the fingers. Compel reduces the diameter of the grip in this critical zone so that when we need all-out grip it is there for us.
Control comes from our thumb being able to closely wrap the grip and anchor it into the hand. This also provides a lot of lateral security. There is a textured cut-out for the thumb to enable this which also gives your thumb much closer access to shifter paddles and dropper controls without giving up grip.
The top of the grip is the main area of contact and provides an inboard surface designed for support and an outboard area designed for pressure relief with compressible lugs that move in all directions to absorb energy.
30A Soft Durometer
Material: Vibration Damping TPR
Offset Thickness Toward the Rider
Radius Thumb Cutaway
Major Diameter: 31mm
Single Aluminum Clamp
Closed end polypropylene core