How To Change Your Handlebars

Published on February 9th 2015


Changing your handlebars isn't a common job, but, it's a simple, good-to-know, maintenance task that you can definitely do at home. Subscribe to GCN for more maintenance tips: Changing your road bike handlebars isn't something that you'll be doing that often, but it's a super-simple job that you can do at home. Changing your bars is also a great opportunity to check your handlebars and stem out for damage. All you'll need is a set of allen keys, a tape measure and some electrical tape. If you have one, use a torque wrench. Once you've changed your handlebars, there are a few more things that you'll need to do to finish the job. These videos should help: How To Use A Torque Wrench + Tighten Bolts Safely: How (and where) to use fibre grip and grease: How to change handlebar tape like a pro mechanic: How to change bar tape like a boss/Dan Lloyd: Buy GCN Cycling Kit! Click here: Get GCN T-Shirts and hoodies: