Freestyle scooter grips: an essential accessory
Although it is an inexpensive accessory, the freestyle scooter grips are nonetheless essential for the comfort and control of the freestyle scooter. Indeed, thanks to them you will have a better grip on your handlebars thus facilitating the figures and receptions where without handles, you would risk injuring yourself. In addition, the grips are also a great way to differentiate yourself from other riders by their design and color which would strengthen your personality.
How to choose your freestyle scooter grips
The choice of material
There are several materials for the handles: foam, rubber or a mix of both. The foam handles are cheaper, softer, less secure but also less durable over time. A mix of the two combines comfort and safety, but most brands have now opted for all rubber for a longer life and maximum safety. Among the most popular freestyle scooter brands offering grips, we will find: Ethic , Blunt or ODI .
The type of nozzle
When you put the handles on your handlebars, the handlebars may still be visible at the ends and the handles could withdraw during a reception which could quickly become dangerous. To plug these ends, you will need to choose a nozzle also called a bar end. The end caps therefore hold the handles on the handlebars and add a design element to the scooter. Note however that the majority of handles are now offered closed or designed with flanges.
The size of the handles
The size of the handles is generally fairly standard between 12 and 14 cm. On the other hand, for very wide handlebars and large sizes, handles in XL or Large format exist, thus meeting the demand of all types of riders.
How to put your freestyle scooter grips?
Changing your freestyle scooter grips can be quite complicated if you only have your hands available. It is better to have penetrating oil like WD-40 or hairspray with you. Otherwise, don't hesitate to watch our video tutorial on how to change your freestyle scooter grips.
Don't hesitate to come to the store if you need to have your handles changed and to also discover our freestyle scooter radius.