These are absolutely the best grips. Oury was a sponsor of mine when I raced for Titan. I remember Bill Oury coming over with boxes of grips for me to give out at the races. I had them on every bike, motorcycle, bike pump; heck, anything I could put grips on had them. In 1985 the Oury Pyramid grip was released. In 2002 Bill Oury died in his home town of Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. Twice he ran the company into bankruptcy before is was bought by foreign investors. This is why the grips are mainly distributed overseas. There is alot of history behind this company. The grips started out in the early 70's when Bill was a professional Motocross racer. www.ourygrips.com A picture of the grips should be placed in the museum for all to enjoy, along with some history on them!!!