Announcing a new product from Walnut Studiolo: Coil Leather Bar Wraps, a new style of leather handlebar wrap that should be intuitive for anybody who has ever used handlebar tape. Continue reading

We’re frequently asked about padding and cushioning options for our leather bicycle bar wraps and grips (more about that topic in this post). Here, we answer your questions and discuss each of our leather bar wraps, what kind of cushion they provide, and what kind of cushioning could be added. Updated 2019. 

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Our job is supremely rewarding when we are able to help our customers enjoy their bicycle journeys, whether that’s simply a fun ride to the local farmer’s market or a multi-day bicycle tour.

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Justin Lewis has been a road cyclist for nearly 20 years and over that time he has developed a passion for buying, assembling and customizing bikes. So when his sister mentioned she wanted to start riding a bike to work, he jumped at the opportunity to put a bike together for her and he chose Walnut to help make it special.

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Solé Bicycles started as a group of friends who wanted to make affordable bikes that were cool and functional. Years later, they are now a thriving company with a focus on user friendly bikes that are also fashion-forward. Continue reading

A few years ago, one of James Cooper’s friends gave him a monogrammed small storage box from Walnut Studiolo, and the photographer was soon hooked. Continue reading

One of the most wonderful aspects of owning something crafted by Walnut Studiolo is knowing it was handbuilt for the longhaul. We use that phrase intentionally to mean products that are made to last, no matter what the elements may throw your way. Long bike rides, arduous journeys or rambunctious outings with friends: Walnut is ready for adventure. Continue reading

Bullwhip Braided Leather Bar Wraps

We’ve taken old-fashioned leather bullwhip braiding techniques and figured out how to apply them to your bicycle handlebar for a tactile, cushioning leather handlebar wrap.

Hi, While I’m eagerly waiting for my just ordered City Grips, here comes my question: which is the better position for the stitching? At the front of the grip, below it (very hard to stitch) or towards the back?   Cheers from Italy, Massimo Hey Massimo, Great question! It totally depends on what you like. There […]

“Ever bike? Now that’s something that makes life worth living! I take exercise every afternoon that way. O — to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it (lie doesn’t hit it at all) and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you’re going to smash up.”

-Jack London, in The Letters of Jack London