Mountain Bike Action Bike Hacks: Add Grip To Your Shifters

Best Bike Hacks

We often pick up clever tricks from top racers and pro mechanics, and this bike hack is certainly one of them. With just a few household items, riders can quickly and easily enhance the grip of their shift paddles or brake levers. Follow along as we show you how to increase shifting performance in all-weather conditions.

Supplies needed:

  • Grip tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen/pencil/marker

STEP 1

Place grip tape over shift lever—draw an outline with a pen, pencil or marker.

STEP 2

Following the outline, cut grip tape to the shape of the shift lever.

STEP 3

Remove grip tape’s adhesive backing and place on the shift lever.

STEP 4

Enjoy increased grip on your shift levers during your next ride.


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