Check out our new Winter 2017 Lookbook. Featuring BDub, Martin Ochoa, Grim and George Duran and Jeff Kocsis.
Congratulation to Jeff Kocsis on the release of his signature Animal grip. He came through and gave us some fire.
What started out as a conversation between Jeff Kocsis and Ralph Sinisi about what makes a grip good vs. what makes one bad brought about the best in design, comfort and performance with the Jeff Kocsis Signature Grip.
“We started by looking at other grips and what not to do,” said Jeff. Ralph gave Jeff the freedom to work on the design. The result is a grip “that feels soft and cushy, buy really allows you to get a firm hold.”
The design is a ribbed pattern with high ridges for a thicker feel. Every third ridge is even higher and wider than the rest. These deep ridges allow moisture to fall through while allowing air to ventilate the grip keeping it dryer. The compound provides for a softer feel that contours to your hand.
The 160mm length allows for greater bar coverage and the mid-sized flange helps with control without being in the way.
In addition the grip comes with the Sewer Cap Bar End with medal insert to provide added durability.
The Jeff Kocsis Signature Grip is available now at animalbikes.com, your favorite shop or mail order.
Available in September – The new Jeff Kocsis signature grip. Featuring a soft ribbed pattern, mid size flange and comes with the sewer cap bar ends. Available in 160mm length.
Check in for a night session with Animal Bikes lifer, Jeff Kocsis, and find out what parts he trusts to bring his signature steeze to the streets! Catch some words from the man himself and pics of the whip below.
“Hey everyone just wanna say in advance thanks for taking the time out and reading about my bike and why I ride what I do…..
My bike has been split perfectly into two of the most respectable hard working companies in BMX, Animal and United. They produce toughest and most durable parts that do not sacrifice style.
I ride the United Region frame 20.75. I was given the opportunity to create the decals and color way for this year. The whole project from start to finish was surreal for me. Along with that excitement, I have been testing out some of Animal’s newest and best parts to date. The 165mm Akimbo cranks feel unstoppable. Lightweight, but tough for the next generation. The infamous GLH tires are a constant and flawless even after 14 months of abuse. Last but not least my signature grip that will be available later this year. We worked hard to bring out one of the best new grips in the market. Hopefully everyone will love the soft simple grip as much as I do.”
– Jeff Kocsis
Parts list :
Frame: United Region Jeff 20.75 Black
Fork: United Supreme Black
Stem: Animal Top Load
Bars: United G-Slatts Black
Hubs: Animal Javelin
Rims: Animal RS Rims
Tires: Animal GLH 2.25
Cranks: Animal Akimbo’s 165mm
Pedals: Animal Hamilton Plastics
Sprocket: Animal M5 28t
Photos by Chris Marshall.