A: Bar plugs are required safety equipment on racing bikes, and recommended for preventing injury during falls.
Our wraps do not include bar plugs with the kit. There are a lot of choices for bar plugs, including simple DIYs like champagne corks, and most are pretty inexpensive. Read more about your bar plug options on our blog post.
A: The leather is approximately 1mm thick for the Coil Leather Bar Wraps, Bullwhip Bar Wraps and Sew-on Bar Wraps. We choose a thinner leather for these wraps so they are easier to install and have some stretch for curves and cables.
A: Padding on grips is a matter of personal preference - we've seen articles for and against it. Our infographic (see below) addresses which bar wraps can fit padding underneath. For a discussion of the various options and thicknesses, check out our blog post on the topic.
A: It's as simple as getting the wraps wet, un-doing them, then following the original instructions to re-install.
Check out our blog post for further details:
How to Un-install and Re-install Leather Bar Wraps
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A: Any of our wraps can easily be cut down to any length you need with an exacto blade or scissors. It's best to do it yourself, so you get the exact length you want. You can even DIY your own edge dye by running a Sharpie along the cut edge.
When cutting, we recommend cutting from both ends before installation, so as to avoid cutting through the middle of stitch hole.
We don't recommend cutting the Bare Knuckle Grips short because it's hard to get the hole spacing correct.
We've found that those leftover lengths of bar wraps make great wraps for all sorts of tools in your life - try them on broom and shovel handles!
Go to our Leather Bicycle Accessories FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about our Bicycle Handlebar Wraps:
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