August 23, 2016


After years of research and development, Formy has created the world's most advanced bike grips by leveraging advances in digital design and fabrication to improve comfort, durability, and customizability. Formy bike grips were designed using 3D scanning to ensure a perfect fit with each rider. They are 3D printed in a flexible and durable thermoplastic in your choice of over 40 colorways.

Formy Pre-Sale is Live!

Formy is launching a limited production run of 40 sets of bike grips for testing purposes. These grips are now available for $49 on a first come, first serve basis. Production capacity is currently limited to two 3D printers, so these grips will be delivered on a rolling basis in 2-5 weeks.

Formy will launch on Kickstarter in September to get the necessary funding to increase production capacity to meet market demands. Before that happens, testing needs to be completed to ensure the product is ready for sale. To evaluate the grips, I designed three tests: one for durability, one for fit, and one for user experience/comfort.

A fit test (video here) was performed to evaluate the efficacy of the sizing algorithm I developed for the grips. In this blind test, over 80% of participants preferred the fit of Formy grips to all conventional grips tested (ODI, Lizard Skins, Ergon).

The last test being performed before launching on Kickstarter is the user experience test. Formy is currently launching a limited production run of 40 sets of grips to evaluate the user experience. These grips are available now for $49 at FormyGrips.com on a first come, first serve basis. Production capacity is currently limited to two 3D printers, so these grips will be delivered on a rolling basis in 2-5 weeks. In order to get user feedback quickly, shipping is limited to the US.

Please note the following important details:

    1. This product can be returned for a full refund within 30 days for any reason. I’m seeking ways to improve the product, so if there’s any way in which you’re dissatisfied, I’ll do everything I can to resolve the issue, then send a replacement. If the issue is not something I’m able to fix, I’ll issue a full refund.
    2. I request that all customers supply a simple video review within 30 days that recounts your experience with the grips. I mat use some of this footage in the Kickstarter video.
    3. Although Formy grips have been tested and refined many times over the past 1.5 years and I think they’re ready for sale, they are technically still in the beta stage of development. This pre-sale will either confirm that the product is ready or notify me to any improvements that need to be made before the launching the Kickstarter campaign.

You can get more information and place your order at FormyGrips.com. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments.