Bullwhip Bar Wraps
Introducing a completely new and unique method for wrapping your bicycle handlebars, the leather Bullwhip Bar Wraps. We've taken old-fashioned leather bullwhip braiding techniques and figured out how to apply them to your bicycle handlebar for a tactile, cushioning wrap that looks amazing.
This 4-strap braiding technique reduces the strap length to a much more manageable length. This is easier to hold and makes installation on your handlebars easier.
At the same time, braiding the leather wraps on to your handlebars allows for covering odd-shaped handlebars and ergo bars. This flexibility also gives room to place extra cushioning and padding underneath the wraps.
Even better, the four braids are gorgeous. They make a signature, small diamond pattern that visually complements the diameter of the bar.
The braiding also provides two layers of leather for more comfort and cushion than our sew-on bar wraps.
Made out of the same leather as our other bar wraps, this vegetable-tanned leather has good cushioning, a wonderful hand-feel, gets tackier and grippier when wet and sweaty, and gets more beautiful with age. The oil from your hands gives the leather a beautiful patina over time, just like your favorite baseball glove.
Hand-finished edging assures it lays well.
The bullwhip braided leather bar wraps are cut, skived, dyed, and edged by hand out of natural USA-made vegetable-tanned leather and finished with Walnut Studiolo's weatherproofing finish so it performs great in the rain, like our Portland climate! The oils in your hands help condition the wraps and keep them looking beautiful.