Ergonomic bike grips

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Ergonomic bike grips
Bike Grip Print.jpg
Keywords 3D printing, bicycle, bike grips, ergonomic
Uses transportation, hobbyism
Authors Christopher Thormodson
Status prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Designed in United States
Affiliations MTU
MOST
Materials Plastic
Cost USD $ 3.75
Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language English
Updated 2020-06-04
Author Kathy Nativi
Author affiliation Appropedia
Author email info@appropedia.org

Ergonomic Bike Grips[edit | edit source]

Project developed by Cjthormodson (talk)


Abstract[edit | edit source]

Bicycles are a mode of transportation used throughout the world. There are 3 pieces of a bicycle that interact with the users. They are the seat, handlebar grips, and pedals. I set out to design and improve the bike grips that attach to the handlebars. I based my design off of Ergon GP1 Grips to be easily printed out of TPU or any other flexible filament. I believe this is appropriate for any user that has access to a 3D printer from people in 3rd world countries that use their bike out of necessity to someone that uses their bike for entertainment. This fulfills the need for a comfortable cheap alternative for current bike grips on the market. Below is a picture of the bike grips attached to a set of standard handlebars.

Bike Grip Print.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. TPU printer filament or other flexible material
  2. Super Glue (optional)

Files[edit | edit source]

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  • Use TPU Filament or other flexible printing material
  • Print at 20% Infill
  • Estimated Print Time 4hrs per grip (8 hrs total)
  • Assembly time is less than 60 seconds.

Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  • After printing take grips and push them onto the bike handlebars. Make sure the bumped piece is facing towards you as shown in the picture below.
  • Add superglue before pushing on if desired.
Assembled Bike Grip

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • NOTE Bike grips are designed to be press fit on standard mountain bike handlebars (22.2mm diameter)
  • Bike grips too loose. Open FreeCAD document and change hole diameter
  • Bike Grips too tight. Open FreeCAD document and change hole diameter

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • Print Material Cost $3.75
  • Ergon GP1 Grips $22.50
  • Money savings of $18.75 or over 88%

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]