Best bike grips by top manufacturers
Handle your bike with confidence with the right pair of bicycle grips. While they can often be overlooked, they are one of the only 3 contact points between you and your bike! Fitting the right set of bicycle grips can mean the difference between a blissful ride and discomfort and pain. Explore the Bikester.co.uk selection of bike grips that are engineered for you to take back control of your ride.
What kind of bike grips are there?
There are two main types of bicycle grips. At the more basic (and more economical) end of the scale, a slide-on bike grip is essentially a simple rubber or silicone tube that fits over the handlebars. The slide-on style is pushed and pulled over your handle bars manually, often with some kind of sticky lubrication to make pushing them on a bit easier. They can be very difficult to remove once in place, and, as they are not fixed by anything, they can slip under wet conditions or rough terrain.
Lock-on grips are instead integrated with collars that are fixed on via metal rings that act as a clamp. Once they are screwed on, the grips won’t shift position, and what’s more, they are easy to remove, as you can simply unscrew the rings. Just like with the other bike products, bike grips can be made from many materials that are well suited to different conditions and situations. Common materials used include:
- Silicone – a material that is easy to clean, silicon bike grips offer excellent wet or dry grip for greater comfort
- Aluminium – this lightweight material is often combined with other materials, such as silicone, rubber or leather to give a stable, easy grip
- Leather - leather is a classic material that has durable properties that makes it convenient to use on bicycle handles. Looks great with classic or vintage models too
- Rubber – rubber