After making a shift knob from a dirt bike handlebar grip for our 1999 Miata shop car and testing it at Daytona during a track-day, we were surprisingly impressed! The extra height of the shifter provided more leverage, which eliminates the need for a weighted shift knob and makes shifting effort even easier. Add to that the extra grippy material of the handlebar grip, and we felt we had a winning combination! That original grip lead us to explore other grip options, as the aluminum we used underneath the grip is designed to work with 7/8" handlbar grips, so ANY BMX, Mountain Bike, ATV, or Motorcycle grip was now a possibility. Our search led us to ODI Grips, which are easily the most recognizable companies in the grip industry. They have some amazing styles of grips, and we're exploring some of them to see which one works the best as a shift knob. Our search led us to the "Cush" grip, which is a budget grip that is made of a super soft compound and is super-grippy. We have three of these in service in our own cars here at 5X Racing and the consensus among our testers is that "they're awesome!!". Try one for yourself before they're gone!
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