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Your handlebars are one of the three main contact points between you and your bike (the others being your feet and your bum). Having a good grip on your handlebars is obviously important from a safety point of view but it also has a big impact on comfort as you start to ride longer distances. Changing your grips and bar tape is also one of the easiest ways to customise your bike
Our range of handlebar grips and bar tape includes ergonomically shaped grips, gel tape to remove vibrations and both grips and tape in a wide range of colours to match your bike.
Virtually all handlebar grips and tape are one size fits all in terms of their fittings to your bike. Some of the women’s specific grips will have a slightly smaller external diameter as women tend to have smaller hands.
For road bikes we have a wide selection of bar tape from brands including Specialized, Bontrager and Fabric. As well as being available in a wide variety of colours bar tape is also available in different finishes. Specialized and Fabric both have bar tape with different levels of cushioning and with textured finishes to improve your grip on the bars.
For mountain bikers, BMX riders and commuters there are a wide range of grips available. Specialized’s ergonomic grips are ideal for people who have issues with their ulnar nerve (normally characterised by numbness in the little finger) as they offer additional support for the outside of the hand.
You can find a wide range of handlebar tape and grips in all Cycles UK bike shops or order online for home delivery.