ASTM WK19876

    New Specification for for Bicycle Grips

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F08.10 | Committee F08 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification establishes a minimum outer diameter for the bicycle grip or end closure and the method for determining if the grip or end closure meets the diameter. 1.2 This specification checks the following characteristics: 1.2.1 Bicycle grip outer diameter, 1.2.2 Bicycle grip or end closure diameter or both, and 1.2.3 Bicycle grip or end closure retention or both. 1.3 This specification establishes testing requirements for the durability of bicycle grips and end closures. It represents a performance standard and is not intended to dictate the design, materials, or construction of those closures. 1.4 Units--The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values in parentheses are for information only. 1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    Childrens injuries have prompted the request for this standard.


    bicycle; grip diameter; grip end diameter, end closure; grips; handlebar

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Patrick Logan


    F08 (14-03)

    Ballot Item Approved as F2793-2014 and Pending Publication