Foam bar tape with flecks of cork.
Currently I am running this bar tape on my transport bike. I mainly ride in fair weather going 20-30 miles.
For some reason when I saw Cork bar tape I expected it to be made out of primarily cork. This is not. There are a few flecks of cork throughout which you can see in some of the pictures as dark flecks on the lighter tapes. This is really a thin foam tape.
Previously I had been using a thick foam grip that looked like the Grab On Maxi Foam Drop Bar Grips which soaked up sweat and any liquid like a sponge. I like this Cinelli bar tape much better. I feel like I have a better grip on the bars and overall it feels better in the hands. I have only been using it for a month now so I don't know how long it will live.
I was rather disappointed when I first saw it and I still don't particularly care for the feel but it seems to be doing its job so I don't aim to replace it any time soon.
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