We are now using eco-friendly packaging. The outer has now changed from a cardboard envelope to a proper compact box. The box is made from one side in recycled card and the other in recyclable card. This box has been designed to stay within royal mail's 25mm maximum height, to keep international shipping costs down. The plastic grip retainers, cardboard mounting sleeve and plastic bags have all gone and in its place, new biodegradable (compostable) bags. There is also a coloured card divider (colour matched to your grip choice) to protect rubbing between grips during transit.
We hope you like the new look!
WARNING!!! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ITALIAN CUSTOMS IS BY FAR THE SLOWEST OF ANY OF THE 40+ COUNTRIES WE HAVE SOLD INTO SO FAR.
OUR GRIPS NORMALLY LEAVE THE UK WITHIN 48 HOURS BUT CAN THEN TAKE OVER A MONTH TO CLEAR ITALIAN CUSTOMS! WE ARE NOT SURE IF THIS IS DUE TO LACK OF STAFF, EQUIPMENT OR A (BREXIT) POLITICAL REASON BUT IT IS CONSISTENTLY THE SLOWEST AND WE DO UNDERSTAND CUSTOMERS FRUSTRATIONS (HENCE WHY WE HAVE DECIDED TO PRE-WARN POTENTIAL FUTURE ITALIAN CUSTOMERS). WE TRY TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE HERE AT PINEAPPLEGRIPS SO WANTED YOU ALL TO KNOW THIS, EVEN IF IT MEANS WE MAY LOSE SOME BUSINESS.
ON A POSITIVE NOTE: ALL OF OUR GRIPS HAVE (EVENTUALLY) MADE IT TO THEIR ITALIAN CUSTOMERS AND WE WOULD HATE TO HAVE TO REMOVE ITALY FROM OUR SHIPPING DESTINATION. WE CANNOT SPEED UP THE PROCESS SO ONLY PURCHASE FROM ITALY IF YOU DO NOT MIND A POTENTIALLY LONG WAIT.
2nd December - We have just launched our new chunkier grips for larger hands or for those that just like a bigger feel to their grips over the OEM (fanatec) version. These are wider by over 4mm (side to side) and over 3mm (front to back) culminating in a 12mm larger circumference.
13th October 2021 - We have just received a fantastic review of our product from Will Ford of Boosted Media. Inevitably this has seen sales "spike" of the product. If you are interested in purchasing our product please bear in mind there is currently an ever increasing demand so only place an order if you are ok with the current lead times (see at top of website for the latest estimations). All grips are genuinely hand built with care and attention so we promise they are worth the wait... Peter
Teqqles Does Sim Racing's David Long recently did an in-depth review of our product and services including a full video installation guide (go to 2 mins 58 secs)....
The SimPit's legendary Shaun Cole recently did an in-depth review of our product and services....
Unsure about which material you like? Get to see the real colour, feel the grip finish and hold them up against your existing grips and wheel colour scheme to help you decide. All 13 currently available grip materials supplied in a compact 30mm square sample slate. 8 genuine Alcantara colours and 5 faux leathers.
How to get your £5 discount
50% of the cost of the material sample kit is converted into a discount if you subsequently place an order for grips. How does this work? When you order the material sample kit we convert your order reference into a one-time use £5 discount code. When buying grips, simply enter this code during checkout to receive the saving.
The sample kit's small size allows us to ship this cost effectively worldwide. (Order ships next working day from date of order).
Typical delivery time outside UK is up to 7 working days (subject to your country's customs). UK orders are upto 2 working days.
Michael said...."The grips have exceeded my expectations! Both in fit and feel I think some people would struggle to differentiate them from OEM parts! I'm now able to use my rims without fear of wearing out the alcantara. Worth every penny."
Butch said...."Hey Peter!! I just wanted to send a message with an image of the installed grips.. Friggin’ LOVE them!! Amazing work!!"
Shaun said...."Very Sexy!!!!" ( Grip Fatigue - Are your Fanatec Formula Rim grips worn out? - Pineapple Grips to the rescue!! - YouTube)
Luke said..."Just received and fitted my grips, couldn’t find on your website where to leave a review. But just wanted to let you guys how happy I am with them. Great fit and amazing quality. I’ve recommended you to a few friends who are also in the market for new grips. Wish you guys the best of luck and I will definitely be a returning customer."
Stefano said..."I've just finished installing the Pineapple Grips on my Fanatec Formula Carbon.
It feels great, thank you so much for this amazing service! Please feel free to use the attached photos as you wish.
I am so satisfied that I think I'm going to send the original grips back for refit."
Daniel said...."I’m absolutely in love with the recover you did. It genuinely looks like it should come out from Fanatec looking like this. I took time to look at each half and I’m so impressed with how well it’s been done.
I honestly couldn’t be happier with the result. Teamed with my new Advanced Paddle Module it’s really transformed the look and feel of my wheel."
Markus said.... "After I had cleared the handles, they were installed immediately. As you can see the handles look wonderful!"
Kamran was not too confident in doing the grip replacement for his Podium wheel himself (Fanatec blue Alcantara grips to Pineapple Grips Black Faux Leather) so he approached us here at Pineapple Grips where we were more than happy to help.
Michael said...."Absolutely BETTER than Fanatec's original grips - Feels AWESOME. I can't believe no one's done this yet and done it this good."
Eugene was our first ever customer. He put his faith in us very early and we didnt let him down....He sent over his very worn black Alcantara fanatec grips for a refresh. Eugene hates wearing gloves so wanted a solution that gave him good grip but also good wear resistance.
We have been searching hard for a good red faux leather and boy does this one not disappoint. This new addition has a fantastic grip feel. I would describe this as a matt finish with a very slight sheen to it. The semi-perforated circular holes are standard size with a closely packed circle arrangement. The red is a slightly darker tint than the photo would suggest, a sort of burgundy tinge.
This new addition gives a different option to our already hugely popular black grain effect (small squares) version. With a more matt finish and larger closely packed circle arrangement this is definitely one we have high hopes for, but certainly not one for those that suffer with trypophobia!
We pride ourselves on bringing to you the best hand assembled product we can. Whether you are looking to re-cover your existing grips due to wear and tear or just fancy a refresh in the same or a different Alcantara® colour, we can help. If you prefer a change to a different material we also offer a black faux leather option, which is great with or without gloves, you decide.
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*pineapple grips design is continually being improved in appearance and design functionality and therefore is subject to change without notice, but it will always remain compatible with the Fanatec Formula Wheel range listed on our website.
Further personlise your new Pineapple Grips with up to 10 characters, bespoke printed in a raised and painted format.
Subtly placed on the left grip thumbstick surround, the default will be a colour match. But, we can always change it to any one of the other 7 standard colours if you prefer or just leave unpainted.
We offer you personalised grips, mixed and matched to your name and material choices. We provide a 3D modelles images of your color scheme and logo along with a quotation. Look in the colours section of our website if the standard stock colours are not enough for you. A great way to further personalise your steering wheel or promote your sim racing business.
Our packaging is designed to be as flat as possible, with the grips securely mounted to a simple card. Flat packaging allows us to minimize postage costs (by sending as a large letter) so we can ship to sim racers all over the world at great prices.
Fanatec Formula Steering Wheel
Early builds do not have removable grips, latter ones do. Check for screws on the rear of the grips which means its compatible.
Fanatec CSR Elite Formula Steering Wheel
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If you wish to place an order we are currently shipping new orders around the 24th June. Please note, all orders are built in the order they are received. We will continue to communicate via email with new orders/customers providing scheduled build dates.
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