City Grips Sew-on Leather Grips

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 City 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:


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: Yes! This item can be monogrammed with up to 4 characters using our 1/2" font set. Monogramming can add 2-3 days to the turnaround time. Monogram placement is shown in the last photo. Learn more about monograms.

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 63 reviews
Matches my Brooks saddle

Such a wonderful product and matches very well with my brooks saddle. I purchased Honey with white thread and love the look of it. Definitely recommend these grips!

perfect compliment to the Brooks B17

With apologies to the owners, this review is way, way overdue. Val and Geoff were responsive and patient with my questions. Two people that are obviously passionate in their craft. Even with personalization and Covid, the grips still arrived in 3 days from OR to NJ. The personalization came out just as I had imagined it. The honey shade was the perfect complement to the Brooks B17 saddle and the brown walled tires. Something about having to stitch the grips to the handlebar made my bike build even more personal. Friends were impressed and envious. Thank you very much!!! I wish you both continued success.

upgraded my bike

Incredible craftsmanship. Really upgraded my bike. Thanks!

The perfect look

These grips are the perfect look to finish off my classic 10 speed. They were easy to install, the YouTube instructions were nicely done and easy to follow.

comfortable to ride with

Really love these. I get so many compliments and they are comfortable to ride with.