Handlebar grips provide a comfortable connection between you and the steering of your bike. They’re very much a consumable item and sooner or later you’ll be swapping them for a new set.
There’s nothing worse than pulling on your handlebars only to find your grip twists freely, causing a loss of control.
Follow our guide for a fast, easy and safe method of installing a pair of grips.
Video: How to replace handlebar grips.
This video is part of the Park Tool Maintenance Monday series. You can purchase the Park Tools used in the video at a number of dealers across the UK and internationally. For more maintenance videos, subscribe to the BikeRadar YouTube channel.
Tools for the job
- Flathead screwdriver
- Multi-tool/Allen/hex keys
- Three long cable ties
Removing regular grips
Prise the inner end of the grip up from your handlebar with a flathead screwdriver, being careful not to scratch the handlebar. Then spray a quick shot of degreaser under the grip.
Installing regular grips
Place three long cable ties through the grip, as demonstrated in the image below. These will act as a low-friction rail for your grip to slide over.
Removing lock-on style grips
Loosen any Allen key/hex heads. Some designs use one clamp but most use two.