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As Vanity Fair said, "Repairability is the new luxury." That's why we sell leather care and replacement parts.
Our house-made, small-batch leather conditioner uses only time-tested natural ingredients. Our recipe was inspired by historic fishermen's boot recipes from the Library of Congress.
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: 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. For more complex two-needle stitch patterns, you'll need to order extra needle and thread with an extra Stitch Kit.
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.
These grips are great! They are well made with quality material and they add a touch of class to my bike. The length was about a quarter of an inch too long, but after soaking they became very pliable and with a tad of shrinkage after drying it worked out (though the tape was useless after wetting, which is just as well because moving them around made them slightly easier to handle when stitching). I used the baseball stitch. I am very happy with these grips!
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