Grepp Gripper Bar Tape - Blue Radiance

Grepp Gripper Bar Tape - Blue Radiance

Regular price £25.00

The Gripper is the lumberjack among handlebar tapes. A strong and relentless worker who can take a beating or two without getting upset for no reason. Someone who knows the magic of nature and deeply cares about it. Stylish without rubbing it into everybody's face. It's a friend you notice most when absent.

What’s included in the package?

  • 2x 3m-long rolls of premium cloth handlebar tape
  • 2x slick expander-type bar end plugs

By the numbers?

  • Width: 27 mm
  • Thickness: 1.6mm
  • Weight: ~20 g/m
  • Washable at 40 °C

Our secret sauce recipe?

  • 98% TENCEL™ Modal and 2% natural rubber threads (bottom side only)
  • Adhesive & problem-waste free design
  • Local production in Sweden, materials sourced within the EU
  • OEKO-TEX® certification


Understated sophistication. A tape for your riding style.

The Gripper wormholes the look and feel of vintage cloth handlebar tape right into the 21st century. It a timeless statement of style and a serious piece of equipment for all gravel-shredders and alley-bombers who secretly dream about the maximum grip that doesn't touch like the residuals of a badly-removed sticker. The not-so-secret ingredient is a TENCEL™ Modal fabric that feels rugged and safe while absorbing sweat and rain. You can worry less about grip and focus more on the ride.


Planet-friendly. For that extra peace of conscience.

The Gripper is your companion with Viking heritage and not a disposable item, making it the most planet-friendly handlebar tape on the market. It was designed in the Nordics and is woven in Sweden, where Grepp care much about keeping nature intact. Instead of the usual adhesive tape, it features natural rubber threads on the bottom side that keep it in place on your handlebars. The adhesive-free design increases the tape's life-cycle: Once it feels a bit tired, you can give it a nice spa treatment. Simply remove it residual-free, give it a ride in your washer at 40°C, and reuse. Plus Grepp invest much time and effort to ensure a traceable supply chain. Most of what's included in the package is produced in Europe.


Ultra-wide handlebars? We got you covered.

Wrapping those ultra-wide, ultra-flared handlebars can be a real pita when a roll of conventional tape barely covers the drops. Trust us – we feel you. That's why Grepp include 3m of tape per roll.

City Hauler

Our Utility bike is optimised for speed, comfort, safety and front loading. A very functional machine, wrapped in some of the features our custom town bikes have won multiple awards for over the years. 

Doing a mid week shop? You're daily commute? Or you need to load up for a weekend pic nic? If you think a cargo bike is more than you need, then this is about as functional as you get before needing to make that jump.

At the bikes heart is its geometry. We slapped our hands together, breathed deep and took a nice long, deep, dark, dive into the geometry rabbit hole for this one. By building a fully adjustable “test" bike, we could look at steering geometry and handlebar shape as a complete package. We could adjust the fork geometry, head angle and chain stay length, as well as the height, width and sweep of the handlebar and adjust the stem length too. Through iterative testing, we dialled in the geometry and handlebar shape to what we deemed to be the best balance for a bike of this nature. By pushing things too far in each direction we could locate the boundaries and find the sweet spot!  For more on this, check our news story here.

We've come up with a stable machine, that still has a lively side when you ask of it. It can steer quick at slower speeds, but isn't unstable at higher speeds. It's optimised for front loading and handles well with heavier loads. Accelerating away from the lights, or attacking a climb on a weekend ride? Out of the saddle it handles itself really well too.


We offer the Utility as a frame set, complete or custom build. The frame set includes the frame, fork and handle bar/stem combination. Our complete offering is a cost effective solution using solid entry level components. And of course we can offer this with a custom build package for those that want to dial the bike further to their exact needs.

Frame Specification

- Front load optimised geometry

- Optimised for 650b wheels with large volume tyres. (Can also accept 700c wheels)

- Can be set up single speed or geared

- Reynolds 525 double butted tubing

- 135mm rear spacing

- 27.2mm seat post

- ISO disc mount

- 68mm BSA bottom bracket

- 1 1/8th headtube

- Bolt on cable guides for clean cable routing, however you set the bike up

- Entry for internally routed dropper post (needs drilling)

- Downtube bottle mounts

- Stainless steel retention washers

- Rack mounts

- Mudgaurd mounts

- Kick stand plate

Bike Specification

Fork - Donhou segmented style fork, cromoly steel, built in house

Handle bar/stem - Donhou flat bar, cromoly steel, built in house.

Bar Tape - Brooks Ergonomic Rubber

Wheels - Hope Tech Fortus 23

Tyres - Goodyear Connector 650x50b

Gearing - Shimano Deore 10 speed

Brakes - Hope Tech 4/X2

Rotors - Hope Tech

Cranks - Stronglight Impact

Bottom bracket - Stronglight sqaure taper

Pedals - N/A

Headset - Sealed cartridge

Seat post - Aluminium two bolt

Saddle - Brooks Cambium C67