Mountain bike handlebar covers are designed to improve riding comfort. During long-distance riding, our palms and handlebars will constantly rub and cause discomfort. A high-quality mountain bike handlebar can relieve the discomfort caused by this friction. There are several types of handlebar covers for mountain bikes, such as sponge handlebars, rubber handlebars, and silicone handlebars. Different materials have their advantages and disadvantages. After choosing a high-quality grip, it is also necessary to understand the installation method of the grip, otherwise, the grip is not firm when riding, and there will be potential safety hazards. Let’s take a look together!

What is the best material for mountain bike handlebar covers?
1.Soft PVC material
Advantages: Inexpensive and comfortable.
Disadvantages: poor low temperature resistance, loss of elasticity and feel after long-term use.

2.Rubber material
Advantages: high mechanical strength, good wear resistance, long service life, and lightweight.
Disadvantages: The production cycle is long, the material is difficult to recycle and reuse, and it is not environmentally friendly enough.

3.Sponge material
Advantages: good shock absorption effect, good waterproof effect.
Disadvantages: The installation and disassembly of the handlebar are troublesome, the cooperation between the cover and the handlebar is not tight, and the safety hazard is relatively large when in use.

4.Silicone material
Advantages: The handlebar cover and the handlebar are closely matched, the safety is better, the handle is soft and the shock absorption effect is good.
Disadvantages: It is particularly difficult to disassemble, and the installation is also more troublesome. The anti-slip effect of a single silicone handlebar cover is not particularly good, especially after getting wet on rainy days, it is easier to slip.

How to install a mountain bike handlebar cover?
Step 1: Clean the handlebar with a rag, without water or oil. Then place the cable ties inside the handlebars with the big end facing out.
Step 2: Evenly separate the inner cable ties one by one and fit them into the handlebars.
Step 3: After installing the cover in place, pull out the nylon cable ties.
Step 4: Sprinkle some water at the end to see if the handlebar sleeve slips. If there is, it needs to be adjusted until the slippage is not obvious.

How to remove mountain bike handlebar cover?
Step 1: Use the hexagonal wrench to loosen the hexagon socket head screw on the stand and remove the stand.
Step 2: Then loosen the brake and front pull screws to adjust the position of the grips.
Step 3: Then rotate the handle back and forth and pull it out.
Step 4: If the handlebar cover does not rotate, you can cover it with a hot towel for a while, so that it is easy to turn.

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