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When it comes to leathercrafting projects, we wrote the book on it for DK Publishing!

Original, unique designs to help with lifting and carrying your bicycle

Stunning handcrafted bicycle bags carry the essentials and turn heads!

Best-selling "commuter essentials" for making the daily commute easier

Lifetime leather bar wraps in five styles for every type of handlebar and bicycle

Our best-selling Original Travel Cribbage Boards has fans worldwide

Unique travel-sized classic games: dice, dominoes, cribbage

Free hand-drawn printable scoresheets, rules of play & puzzles

One-of-a-kind cribbage boards: driftwood, leather, and even a belt

Leather handles in 8 styles, 4 leather colors, and 3 metal finishes

Strong yet soft, durable and sustainable, no-bumps and no-bruises

Add a label to handles and pulls for superior organization

Flexible but sturdy, creative solutions to tricky problem corners

Bicycle Handlebar Wraps FAQ

Answers to frequently asked questions about our Bicycle Handlebar Wraps: 


Q: Which handlebar wrap is best for my bike? 

A: Check out our awesome infographic for the full matrix of decisions, and more tips on how to use this infographic in our blog post.
Which Leather Bar Wraps Work for Which Kind of Handlebar Bicycle

Q: What about bar plugs?

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. 


Q: How thick is the leather?

A: The leather is approximately 1mm thick for the Coil Leather Bar WrapsBullwhip 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. 

Our  City Grips and Bare Knuckle Grips use a thicker leather, which is approximately 2.5mm thick.


Q: What can I do about padding / cushioning underneath my wraps? 

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.


Q: How do I move, un-install or re-install bar wraps? 

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

Print original instructions here:


Q: Can the city grips/bar wraps be cut down shorter to fit my bullhorn/twist shifter bars?

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!

More Handlebar Wrap Questions: 

    More Leather Bicycle Accessory Questions 

    Go to our Leather Bicycle Accessories FAQ page for answers to frequently asked questions about our Bicycle Handlebar Wraps: