How to Remove Bike Handlebar Grips

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, and an air compressor. A utility knife is optional.

Step 1. Remove the handlebar plugs first. Then loosen the brake and shift levers and slide them toward the middle of the bar. If you are not going to reuse the grip, cut it off with a utility knife.

Move Shift and Brake Levers Out of the Way

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

Use a Screwdriver to Free Space Under Grip

Step 3. 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.

Wiggle It Off

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