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BARTOP GRIP

Using isopropyl alcohol clean the inside of the grip and the section of the bar where grip will be placed.

Moving any cables aside, separate grip at split, place on bar and position to your liking.

Using a marker, (Sharpie) mark grip position on bar and grip. (moving left or right, up or down to your liking).

Remove grip and using the supplied double sided adhesive tape, tear in half, remove backing off one side and place on bar between marks. Be sure tape is not placed where cable(s) will run through cable channel. Press down on tape to make sure it adheres to bar.

Peel adhesive backing off other side, separate grip at split, position any cable(s) side by side in the cable channel, position grip according to markings and squeeze so that adhesive sticks to grip.

Your ready to apply bar tape!

CURVE GRIP

Using isopropyl alcohol clean the inside of the grip and the section of the bar where grip will be placed.

Place grip on bar and position to your liking. If needed grip can be rotated a few degrees in or out for added comfort.

Using a marker, (Sharpie) mark grip position on bar and grip.

Remove grip and using the supplied double sided adhesive tape, tear in half, remove backing off one side and place on bar between marks. Press down on tape to make sure it adheres to bar.

Peel adhesive backing off other side. Noticing were positioning marks were placed, position grip on bar and squeeze so that adhesive sticks to grip. (if bar contour is not uniform, placing a band of electrical tap around the grip helps to hold it in place before wrapping)

Your ready to apply bar tape!

        Bar Tape

Shape My Grip offers it’s own line of bar tape (GripTech+). GripTech+ offers similar grippy, non-slip and stretchable features of more expensive tapes. We tried many brands for performance
and best value for your dollar, GripTech+ delivers. Available in Black and Red, GripTech+ installs quite easily with our products. One set covers both our products!

SMG products wrap best with a stretched type bar tape.

Other choices:

Lizardskin DSP 1.8mm
Lixardskin DSP 2.5mm
Cinelli Cork
Cinelli Cork Synthetic
Bontrager Gel Cork
Forté Grip Tec
Forté Grip Tec 2
Easton Microfiber
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.

WARNING: SMG products are not to be installed without bar tape coverage.