How to Remove Bike Handlebar Grips

Remove your handlebar grips in just a few minutes with these tips.

You will need

  • Flathead screwdriver
  • Spray lubricant
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Air compressor
  • Utility knife (optional)

Step 1 Remove plugs Remove the handlebar plugs first. Then loosen the brake and shift levers and slide them toward the middle of the bar.

Step 2 Slide screwdriver Slide the screwdriver between the end of the grip and the handlebar and life up the grip. Then squirt a liberal amount of spray lubricant or rubbing alcohol into the space between.

Step 3 Wiggle grip Wiggle and pull the grip out and away from the handlebar. Use an air compressor under the grip if you’re unable to get it off.

Step 4 Install new grips Install your new grips. Slide them over the handlebars the same way you slid the old ones off.