Easy Maintenance Tips for your Grips!

Herrmans Bike Grip Maintenance

Our 5 Easy Grip Maintenance Tips for a Smooth and Safe Ride

Spring is around the corner and it’s time to make sure your bike is in top condition for your next adventure! Taking a little time to also maintain your bicycle grips is important for a comfortable and safe ride. Here we’ll share some easy-to-follow tips that will extend the lifespan of your grips and ensure the best performance and ergonomics on every ride.

  1. Clean your grips regularly

Just like any other part of your bike, your grips will accumulate dirt, sweat, and grime over time. Regular cleaning is key to maintaining their looks and performance. To clean your grips, simply use a mild detergent and water solution along with a soft brush or cloth. Gently scrub the grips to remove any dirt and rinse with water. Don’t use harsh chemicals or solvents, since these can damage the grip material.

  1. Check for signs of wear and tear

Inspect your grips regularly for signs of wear and tear, this could be cracks, tears, or loose ends. Damaged grips can compromise your grip on the handlebars and increase the risk of accidents. If you notice any damage, it’s best to replace the grips as soon as possible to ensure your safety on the road.

  1. Tighten loose grips for safety and ergonomics

With time, the grips can become loose and shift around on the handlebars, affecting your control and comfort while riding. Periodically check the tightness of your grips and tighten them if necessary. Most grips can be easily secured using an Allen key or screwdriver. Make sure to tighten them securely to prevent them from slipping during rides. If you are using grips with a wing or mini wing for hand and wrist support, the correct positioning is even more important for a comfortable ride.

  1. Protect your grips from sun damage

Extended exposure to sunlight and the elements can cause the rubber or foam material of your grips to degrade over time. When not in use, store your bike in a cool, shaded area to protect the grips from sun damage.

  1. Replace worn-out grips

No matter how well you maintain your grips, eventually they will wear out and need to be replaced. Flattened or compressed areas, loss of grip texture, and visible damage are all signs that you should start looking for new grips. When it’s time to replace your grips, we always suggest choosing high-quality replacements made from durable and sustainable materials to ensure long-lasting performance and safety.


By following these simple grip maintenance tips, you will keep your bike grips in top condition and enjoy a smoother, safer ride every time you’re out on two wheels. Remember to inspect and clean your grips regularly, tighten them as needed, and replace them when necessary to maintain optimal performance and safety.


And in case you need inspiration for your next new grips, allow us to suggest Nucore, our latest biobased grip range.

Nucore comes in three shapes for Trail, Tour or Town rides, they will very likely look great on your bike, and will contribute to using less fossil based plastic. Take a look!