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).

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 YouTube


See a picture installation guide on Snapguide:
How to Install Leather City Bike Grips by Walnut Studiolo on Snapguide.

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. Installation photo collage by customer Kelly Shaeffer. 

Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

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

On time, easy instructions, great to deal with!

On time, easy instructions, great to deal with!

Great for the tropic sun of Key West!!

Rubber grips don't work down here in the tropical climate of Key West. The sun melts them to a sticky mess that ends up all over your hands. With the leather knuckle grips I bought from you guys that problem is gone. Not to mention the superb quality of craftsmanship and the great look they give my conch cruiser. We will be ordering a set for the girlfriends cruiser very soon. Thanks guys for putting out a quality handmade product.

handlebar vrips

Great product!

Custom fixie bars

Very happy with this purchase. I have the honey color and they already have a nice patina. I installed them on a 3/4" galvanized pipe that I am using as a custom handlebar (complete with connectors to give them a "bullhorn" look). I've been stopped a few times on the street by people asking to take pictures. Easy to install and look great!