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Handlebar grips improve the riding comfort and are used on all bikes except the bars of road bikes, which are usually wrapped with handlebar tape.
The padding dampens vibrations, distributes pressure and provides more grip to the hands.
Plastic, rubber, leather, foam and cork are the typical materials used for handlebar grips.
In the past round grips dominated the market while today's grips are often available in ergonomic shapes matching the anatomy of the hands. This results in a more natural hand position and a better pressure distribution.
Handlebar tape is usually made from leather, cork, canvas or plastic with an adhesive coating.