Gropes D-lock Cover

Gropes D-Lock cover is an individual and eye-catching accessory for the bike customisation enthusiast. Designed to match our handlebar grips, this unique leather cover offers protection for both your lock and frame.

Since we launched Gropes bar grips back in 2010, we have been inspired by the many loyal customers who have openly shared their experiences and ideas with us.

Gropes D-Lock cover, our second Gropes product, was born out of this invaluable customer feedback.

Gropes D-Lock Cover Honey leather with beige lace


Gropes Leather

All Gropes products use high-quality vegetable tanned cowhide from Italy, personally selected for us by Alison Lloyd, the Founder of Ally Capellino. It is a leather thats stays flexible and moulds to its job. Gropes leathers are supplied with pre-punched holes. 

Gropes D-lock cover leathers are 518mm in length by 45mm wide and available in two colours: black and honey.

Black leather with grey laces on Kryptonite Evolution Mini 7

Honey leather with grey laces on Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 Standard

Gropes Laces

Our laces are made from 100% Polyester. This makes for a harder-wearing product.
Because Gropes laces work just like shoelaces, discovering your own preferred lacing style is all part of the fun of customisation. Visit this great website that boasts it will show you 35 different ways to lace shoes: www.fieggen.com/shoelace.

We have laces in three colours: beige, grey and black.

Fitting instructions

1. You will need scissors, a ruler, an allen key and a sharp knife.

2. Use allen key to remove the mount if it becomes an obstruction.

3. Carefully remove the existing vinyl skin with the knife.

4. Neatly trim the leather to the correct length for your lock if necessary.

5. Fit the leather and lace it up tightly.

6. Close the raw end and trim it neatly.

7. Put the mount back to complete. 

Trimming guide

All Gropes D-lock cover leathers are 518mm in length by 45mm wide and are suitable* for:
Kryptonite Evolution Mini 4
Kryptonite Evolution Mini 7
Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Standard
Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 Mini 7 
Kryptonite KryptoLok Series 2 Standard

*While not listed above,D-locks with similar dimensions may also fit. We will continually check the other major makers for compatibility and update this list. If in doubt, please contact us for advice. 

Kryptonite Evolution Mini 5 (with Mount)
– 22 holes / 308mm

Kryptonite Evolution Mini 5 
– 24 holes / 336mm

Kryptonite Evolution Mini 7
– 31 holes / 434mm

Kryptonite Evolution series 4 Standard
– 37 holes / No trimming required

Kryptonite Evolution series 4 Standard
(with Mount) – 34 holes / 476mm

Kryptonite KryptoLok series 2 Standard
– 37 holes / No trimming required

Note: A hoop rod diameter of more than 14mm (excluding the vinyl skin) will result
in a noticeable gap under the lacing e.g. Kryptonite New York Fahgettaboudit Mini, Kryptonite New York Lock Standard etc.

For larger locks, we offer a bespoke leather cutting service. Please contact us for more details.