The main aim of bicycle grips is to ensure a proper grip between the hands and the handlebars, while providing a comfortable and safe riding all throughout. They are the component in charge of absorbing vibrations so that hand palms and wrists don’t get damaged from surface irregularities. Bike grips are only compatible with flat or riser bars.
Bike grips are a component subject to high wear and tear, especially if an extreme modality is practiced, where the hand grip is harder.
In order to choose the right bike grips, take into account the discipline you practice, as well as them being non-slip and adapted to the handlebars of your bike.
Bicycle grips can be made of different materials, which are closely linked to the cycling discipline practiced.
Rubber grips are made of a hardened anti-slip rubber that ensures rigidness and durability. They are mainly installed on urban bicycles.
These grips adapt perfectly to the shape of your hands and to the different levels or pressure they make during the ride. They are used in more agressive disciplines such as cyclocross or MTB, in which higher shock absorption is required.
This kind of grips is very affordable and similar to rubber grips. There are several models with either smooth or rough surfaces (the latter giving a better grip). Many urban bicycle grips are made with this material.
These grips make a bike look as elegant as possible. They require good maintenance in order that the leather doesn’t get cracked. Urban or promenade bikes are the ones in which these grips are mostly used.
Artificial leather grips are made with a material that looks and feels like leather but is not. They need less maintenance than regular leather ones and are used in several different cyclinc modalities, especially with urban and fixed-gear bikes with flat handlebars.
Ergonomic grips are manufactured to offer the highest comfort, allowing for an optimised positioning of the hands and for reduced pressure on the hands’ neves, which is often a nuisance.
Thanks to these grips, you will prevent hand swelling or numbness after having been pedaling for a while.
At Santafixie you’ll find a wide range of bicycle grips, designed with different materials and colors and manufactured by the best brands such as Csepel, Supacaz and Brooks. Ergonomic grips are also available if you’re looking for higher confort on your rides.
For any doubt about your handlebar grips, don’t hesitate to send us an email to [email protected] or calling 014 7042 2050. Our specialists will solve any doubt you have and you will be able to find the answers you’re looking for.