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 is not as sensitive to heat or moisture and you can therefore maintain a good grip even if your palms get sweaty. As it also has water-repellent properties, you can maintain a good grip even in wet conditions
The texture of the different bike grips also varies from soft to hard with varying textures and ridges that are designed to help with your comfort and grip.
Wherever you go, make sure you have treated your ride to the right bike grips
On the Bikester.co.uk website you can find a range of bicycle grips that are manufactured by companies such as Cube, Ergon, Ritchey and ODI – companies that have solid knowledge of the bicycle industry and know how to meet the expectations of cyclists.