Gripping and groping

Now groping can be as easy as tying your shoelaces, or riding a bike...

Gropes, a new product by consultancy Nonusual, could well have cyclists enjoying a good grope every time they ride their bike. And the best part is that it is as hands-on as it sounds.

Illustrator and cycling enthusiast Akira Chatani has created a new range of leather handlebar grips for bicycles. The difference between normal handlebar grips and the Grope leather ones are that they are super easy to fit. The Gropes come standard with pre-punched holes that are tied up with extra-long laces.

Chatani explains: “If you know how to tie a shoelace, you know how to fit Gropes.”