Bare Knuckle Grips

Tough enough for a chopper, sophisticated enough for a Dutch bike. No matter your bike style, the Bare Knuckle Grips make a statement while putting the feel of fine leather beneath your hands.

The Bare Knuckle Grips sew on to your flat handlebars, similar to our City Grips, however, the cut-out finger holds show off the chrome of your handlebars for a modern twist on an old-world material that is as functional for tactile gripping as it is stunning in design.

The vegetable-tanned leather is finished with Walnut Studiolo’s weatherproof dressing for durability that stands up to any condition.

The simple installation will be a point of pride. The Bare Knuckle Grips come as a kit that you install yourself and includes pre-punched stitching guides, needle and waxed thread in white, tan, dark brown, or black, and instructions (bar ends not included).

Like all our leather, these bar wraps will last you a lifetime. You can transfer them from bike to bike, handlebar to handlebar, and they will only get more beautiful with use and time. You get to keep the patina you've earned. Simply cut the stitching and re-install the same way you installed them the first time (replacement stitch kits and optional double-sided tape available in our Parts section.

Need help deciding which pair of bar wraps to get? Other questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions specifically for our Bicycle Handlebar Wraps. 

Watch a how-to video for our City Grips on our YouTube channel.
See a picture installation guide on our Snapguide channel .

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.

LEATHER: Your Walnut Studiolo product uses natural, vegetable-tanned leather and will not look exactly as pictured here. Real, natural leather carries is a natural material, so every hide has unique characteristics that individually personalize each product. Just as no two fingerprints are alike, each piece of leather is distinctive in its color, grain, and markings, which may include scars, mars, or blemishes that are a natural part of the cow's life and a sign of the high quality of the leather we use.

COLORS: Natural, Honey, Dark Brown, Black

THREADS: White, Tan, Dark Brown, Black

MATERIALS: Vegetable-tanned leather

DIMENSIONS: Fits 7/8" diameter city bicycle handlebars x 5 1/2" long. Cuts to length easily with an exacto blade or scissors.

MONOGRAMMING: Sorry, this item cannot be monogrammed.

PHOTOGRAPHY: To see more images of customers with Walnut Studiolo gear, follow us on Instagram with hashtag #walnutstudiolo. Credit goes to Erin Berzel Photography and Austin Goodman. Installation photo by customer Kelly Shaeffer.

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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!

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