Old bar tape or grips harden and get slippery with age and the effect of UV light which translates to less control and more vibration whether you own a road or mountain bike. Good bar tape between 2.0 and 3.0mm thickness does a great job in filtering out vibrations whilst still retaining good road feel and with a lot of riders now choosing to ride sans-gloves, it's almost mandatory!
Woolys Wheels has a great selection of handlebar tape and grips from trusted brands like Supacaz, Specialized, Rapha, Pro,Oury, Lizard Skins and Arundel, so why not treat your bike to a fresh look.
Fitting new grips couldnt' be easier! Simply carefully cut the old ones off with a sharp knife and install the new grips with a little soapy water or hair spray or hand sanitiser. Just don't overdo it otherwise it will take some time to dry and may delay your ride!
Fitting handlebar tape is a little trickier but this great video from Park Tools neatly shows how to get the best results and is definitely a DIY job for most riders.