Bare Knuckle Bicycle Grips

A modern twist on our classic leather grips, the Bare Knuckle Grips feature modern cut-outs for both tactile finger holds and submarine windows to the chrome of your handlebars below.

Experience both luxury and performance on your handlebars with old-fashioned vegetable-tanned leather grips. Durable in the elements, warm to the touch, and grippier when wet, our natural leather is a performance material with a beautiful look. 

Like our other easy to sew on products, the Bare Knuckle Grips come as a kit that you stitch on yourself with pre-punched stitching holes, needle, thread, and instructions. 

The natural oils in your hands burnish  our high-quality American leather into a glossy patina that will last you a lifetime. You get to keep the patina you've earned: you can transfer it from bike to bike, and over the years it will only get more beautiful with use and time.

Fits standard flat handlebars with a 0.875" (7/8") diameter (approximately 22mm).

Tips and tricks on our blog:

Need help deciding which pair of bar wraps to get? Other handlebar questions? Check out our FAQ specific to Bicycle Handlebar Wraps. 

INSTALLATION: Watch a how-to video on our Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/walnutstudiolo/citygrips

 

On our blog, one satisfied customer shared an alternate way to install our City Grips.  

 

KIT CONTENTS: Included in each purchase is two grips, a stitch kit containing needle, thread, and instructions. Bar plugs not included, read more in our blog post. 

SPARE PARTS: Our high quality leather can be uninstalled from one set of handlebars and re-installed on a new set. Replacement stitch kits, double-sided tape, and leather care dressing available in our Parts section. 

COLORS: Honey, Dark Brown, Black

THREADS: White, Dark Brown, Black 

MATERIALS: Vegetable-tanned leather, waxed thread

DIMENSIONS: Fits 0.875" (7/8" ~ 22mm) diameter city bicycle handlebars x 5.5" (140mm) long. Cuts to length easily with an exacto blade or scissors.

MONOGRAMMING: Sorry, this item cannot be monogrammed. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: Credit to Erin Berzel Photography and Austin Goodman. Read a history of the 'Hold Fast' knuckle tattooon our blog. 

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

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Gwen
Prompt shipment and delivery

Great quality and prompt shipment and delivery. I decided to try leather wraps on my mountain bike in place of the grips that came with my twist shifter. I was debating between these and the sew on. I chose the leather wraps because my grips always seem to melt or work themselves off the handlebars turning into a yucky mess. I'm happy to say this idea worked fine, they are nice and tight, comfortable and look gorgeous with my Brooks saddle. As a bonus, there's plenty of leather left over to get creative with another project! Thanks guys!

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Gareth S. (The Bronx, US)
Lovely grips

Beautifully made, high quality, easy to assemble, look great! The only slight consideration is that they feel quite thin. I replaced previous rubber grips, and also have different grips on another bike with the same dimension bars, and these grips feel.much closer to the bar and less absorbent of impact?

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C.
changed the look of my bike!

I’m customizing my bike little by little...these leather grips alone changed the look of my bike Already!!!! Easy install, thick leather...shop easy to communicate with. Happy with my purchase ☺️

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Dominic (Cerritos, US)
5/5

sweet grips- leather is top quality - bare knuckle look unique and hip-

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Joseph M.Y.
On time, easy instructions, great to deal with!

On time, easy instructions, great to deal with!

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
95%
(20)
5%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
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Gwen
Prompt shipment and delivery

Great quality and prompt shipment and delivery. I decided to try leather wraps on my mountain bike in place of the grips that came with my twist shifter. I was debating between these and the sew on. I chose the leather wraps because my grips always seem to melt or work themselves off the handlebars turning into a yucky mess. I'm happy to say this idea worked fine, they are nice and tight, comfortable and look gorgeous with my Brooks saddle. As a bonus, there's plenty of leather left over to get creative with another project! Thanks guys!

G
Gareth S. (The Bronx, US)
Lovely grips

Beautifully made, high quality, easy to assemble, look great! The only slight consideration is that they feel quite thin. I replaced previous rubber grips, and also have different grips on another bike with the same dimension bars, and these grips feel.much closer to the bar and less absorbent of impact?

C
C.
changed the look of my bike!

I’m customizing my bike little by little...these leather grips alone changed the look of my bike Already!!!! Easy install, thick leather...shop easy to communicate with. Happy with my purchase ☺️

D
Dominic (Cerritos, US)
5/5

sweet grips- leather is top quality - bare knuckle look unique and hip-

J
Joseph M.Y.
On time, easy instructions, great to deal with!

On time, easy instructions, great to deal with!