ProTaper's exclusive 1/3 waffle grips replicate what factory racers and mechanics have been hand sculpting for years. Those Racers and mechanics started with a standard 1/2 waffle grip and cut one row off the waffle pattern. This increased the diamond pattern area and reduced the waffle grid without increasing the overall outer diameter. Now ProTaper offers this factory inspired set up to help riders' hands grasp more grip surface area with less pressure, with only the fingers coming in contact with the waffle grid.
Optimized use of the traditional waffle/diamond pattern grip design