Bar Tape

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Fran, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Fran

    Fran Guest

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    It's about that time for my bar tape to be replaced and I was just wondering if there was one that may be better for a rider like myself, that doesn't wear gloves?
     
  2. Sean

    Sean New Member

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    I have always found Cinelli cork tape to be durable and comfy.
     

  3. tajcrews

    tajcrews New Member

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    I like the Bontrager stuff pretty well. The Cinelli seems to work pretty well too though.
     
  4. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    I always wear gloves, but I have felt some of the Specialized Roubaix tape on a friends bike, and it felt very good on my bare hands. Also, Specialized and others make a gel wrap that you can place below the bar tape for increased comfort.

    Specialized Bicycle Components : EQUIPMENT - Handlebar Tape
     
  5. bantam700

    bantam700 New Member

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    I use bontrager tape and I wear gloves regularly, but yesterday they were rubbing a hot spot 10 miles into a 65 mile ride so I decided to go without. At the end of the ride my hands were great.
     
  6. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    I have cork on my road bike.

    Here is a show at You tube that might help

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3I-z70RBL8]YouTube - Handlebar Tape Part 1[/ame] and there is a part two
     
  7. Xela

    Xela New Member Tavern Member

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    If anyone is looking for some good tape with little padding, I have been running this faux leather bar tape all year now. Looks great, good grip, and lasts a long time. It has lasted me about twice as long, so far, as any cork tape I have had. Can't remember the brand of the tape I am using, but there are several companies selling similar products now.

    Click the thumbnail below to see it on the bike.

    CIMG0023.jpg
     
  8. bantam700

    bantam700 New Member

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    Gah, I have nightmares about wrapping handlebars.
     
  9. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    Nothing to it, I do it all the time.

    Watch the movie a few times then just do it.

    Good luck, enjoy life.
     
  10. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    That brown cork sure looks nice, I have it on my road bike.

    BUT, don't let it rub on anything, I let it get against the side of the inside of the pickup and now I am going to have to re-do it with new tape.