FAQ

If your questions aren’t answered here, please contact us at Shape My Grip. We’re happy to help!

The BARTOP and CURVE grip will fit most steel, aluminum or carbon 15/16″ or 7/8″ (industry standard) round bars.

No! Most tape manufactures give enough tape to cover both grip products. See our recommended tapes on the installation page https://www.shapemygrip.com/installation/

We don’t recommend it! Most bar tapes have an adhesive strip down the middle. This adhesive strip helps the bar tape stick to the bar while wrapping. Upon removal, you will most likely notice most of this adhesive well stick to the bar, in addition to aging of the tape as you unwrap it. New bar tape is an inexpensive accessories that can enhance the appearance of a bike.

Tapes that offer a bit of stretch work best.
SMG has tried and likes the following bar tapes.

Specialized S-Wrap HD
Lizardskin DSP 1.8mm
Lizardskin DSP 2.5mm
Cinelli Cork
Cinelli Cork Synthetic
Bontrager Gel Cork
Forté Grip Tec Pro
Forté Grip Tec 2
Eclypse (POG) Road Polymer Omni Grip

This list is by no means all the bar tapes that will work well with our products, just a few that we have tried.

The BARTOP grip is designed to create a flat top on bars. If you currently have a bar with a large flat top, the BARTOP may be to large for smaller hands after installed.

The CURVE is right at home on 15/16″ or 7/8″ bars that are round in the drops.

Grips are designed to install on bare handlebars with the supplied adhesive tape and then wrapped with bar tape.
Grips are not designed for installation on a bare bar without bar tape.

Check out our installation video!
https://www.shapemygrip.com/installation/

We use 3M General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner (08984). Make sure bar is dry before applying new adhesive tape.

Yes! Spare tape is available to purchase on our website.

Yes! Many prototypes were designed in an effort to create comfort, add an ergonomic grip and reduce road vibration. A custom blend of materials help achieve this goal.

Yes, The BARTOP grip was designed with a channel for both brake and or shifter cables to pass through it.

Check out our installation video!
https://www.shapemygrip.com/installation/