Say Hello to New Gropes

Just when you thought Gropes couldn't get much quirkier, we are the bearers of some exciting news. We've added two new colours to our range, a vibrant turquoise and team Rapha's key colour, pink. We’re very fond of them and think they also might be quite a hit with the girls, especially the pink. These two new limited edition grips are available to buy via the Nonusual online shop only and by throwing these into the mix, we are now able to offer even more choice in the way of leather/lace colour combinations. As with all Gropes, both colours will darken with age and will eventually match with the Brooks Colt leather seen here.

We’ve had a great time recently, playing around with various design options. We think the turquoise look pretty neat teamed with burgundy laces – as did one of our friends, who also just happens to be a big West Ham United fan and the pink, tied with grey laces, is an all-time personal favourite of one particular honorary Nonusual team member (aka me).

The first customer to take receipt of pink Gropes couldn't help groping his handlebar before his bike frame was even ready – it’s still at the factory being powder coated. Being without an actual bike didn’t stop him from customising what he could and he dropped us a kind line to say how great the pink Gropes look. We hope you agree.

With Christmas just around the corner, why don't you make it a colourful one for the cycling enthusiast in your life? We can see us having some fun with the football team colours idea too. Just remember, these latest Gropes won't be around forever so snap 'em up while you can.

Want to see more? Check out our flickr page for more shots of our "newbie" colours in action.

Posted by Akira Chatani at 07:00