How to Attach a Lock on Handlebar Grip

Learn that changing your handlebar grip is a simple process. Have the right handllebar grip  on your bike for the type of riding you do…so you can SMILE when you ride.

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Welcome. Handlebar grips attach onto the ends of your handlebars to provide comfort, control and protection.  Grips can attach in 2 different ways

Lock on – a clamping mechanism is screwed to your handlebars

Slide on – as the name suggests by sliding the grip over the ends of your handlebars.  Common with kids handlebar grips.  

For more information see Features of a Handlebar Grip

Comfort on your bike can be influenced by your handlebar grips . Having the correct support & cushioning can improve your riding experience. Grips get worn down reducing their grip and cushioning and compromising your safety and comfort. Check your grips and replace regularly when wearing is showing.

Learn how to attach a lock on handlebar grip

Where does it attach  

You are going to simply going to replace your grips on your handlbars

What will you receive and what tools will you need

You will only receive your grips. Everything you need to attach you grip is already on the bike.

What tools will you need? You will need an allen key the diameter of the allen key will vary depending on the grip you need to attach

Allen Keys – available is part of a multitool 

Allen Keys – as part of a allen key set

How does it attach  

Remove your old grips. Remove the grips that are currently on your handlebars

  • Lock-on grips will need to be unscrewed and pulled off
  • Slide on grips will need to be cut off or slid off using a lubricant

Spanner required to undo nut

Attach the lock on grips. Slide your new grips onto the handlebar being careful to have them on the right side.

Rotate the grip until it is in the correct position for your hand.  Aligning any support areas or grip surfaces so they match places on your hand/fingers.  The small Race Face words on these grips need to be where the ends of your fingers grip the bars.

Find the small hex screws on both ends of the grip and tighten the screws with an Allen Key.  This RaceFace Grip has screws at both ends of the grip not all lock on grips are double locks like this.


Testing you have installed correctly: Your grips shpuld not move or rotate once they have been secured.


Things to watch out for  

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