Walnut Studiolo — Bare Knuckle Grips — Portland, USA
A modern twist on an old-fashioned design of sew-on leather bike grips for your city bicycle handlebars.
These bicycle grips look tough and feel good. The cut-outs are both tactile finger holds as you wrap your knuckle around the bar, and windows to the chrome soul of your handlebars below, revealing submarine-like the bare material underneath. The hand-dyed vegetable-tanned leather we use is functional and tactile, designed for equestrian sport and the outdoors. It wears beautifully the more it is handled (and it’s fine in the rain!). This kind of leather actually gets grippier when wet, and more beautiful with age as the oils in your hand give it a nice patina.