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Cinelli Cork Ribbon

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Cinelli Cork Ribbon
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Cinelli Cork Ribbon
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The original and still the best! Cinelli Cork Ribbon handlebar tape is self-affixing, shock and sweat absorbing and comes pre-cut with bar caps. Solid, Macro-Splash (mixed splashes of color throughout entire tape roll) and Half-and-Half (each color solid through half of each tape roll) color choices.

Weight: 39 grams

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Reviewed 9/8/2009
by Andrew S. (BikeTiresDirect.com Staff)
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Portland OR.
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8 of 9 customers found this review helpful.
Have always used this always will.

Good quality bar tape that has been around the block, but is not out of style. Comes in a multitude of colors, and feels great to touch in any situation.

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Reviewed 5/29/2014
by OaktownCyclist
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Oakland, CA
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Can't go wrong with the original cork

I prefer the synthetic stuff now (Pro or Fizik), but for a classic look you'd be hard pressed to beat this.

Buy if you have that classic ride to match.

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Reviewed 5/24/2014
by Paulm08
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Kalamazoo, MI
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Seems each box varies.......

Ive been a Cinelli user the last couple of years. Recently, I ordered some new tape because my existing tape was old. Got the new stuff, and right out of the box the tape felt different than before. Put it on, and went on a rather lengthy ride. During the ride, I could tell within the first 15 minutes I was going to have issues with comfort, the old tape I had ripped off had much more padding than the new tape. I don't know if I received a bad roll, or if they changed something this year. Truly disappointed

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Hi,

Thanks for your review. Sorry to hear this tape didn't work out for you. I believe our customer service department has already gotten in touch with you, but anytime you're unsatisfied with a purchase, we hope you'll get in touch with us at sales@biketiresdirect.com. We'd love the opportunity to make things right.

Thanks,
Stacia

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Reviewed 5/12/2014
by Anonymous
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San Antonio, TX
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A classic look and always comfortable.

A favorite of mine for 20 years. Always the same high quality, easy to wrap and comfortable to ride on. You can't go wrong with this bar tape.

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Reviewed 5/8/2014
by Anonymous
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NorCal
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Nice color match for my Bianchi original bar tape

Easy to work with and a nice amount of cushion for shock absorbtion

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Reviewed 12/12/2013
by tonybka
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Auburn, WA
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The gold standard of comfortable bar tape

Love the padding it affords, without being bulky.

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Reviewed 10/6/2013
by M. Brandt
Florida
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great handlebar tape!

I bought this tape to replace the tape that came with my bike. My hands have a tendency to fall asleep on long rides and I needed a little more cushion. The Cinelli cork tape provides the right amount of cushion without making the handlebar feel spongy. And the red and black tape gives my bike a little bling!

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Reviewed 10/18/2013
by Dave L
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Lone Tree, CO
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My old standby for my mid '80 Cinelli bars

I like the feel and the thickness of this ribbon. I always use it on my mid-80's Eddie Merckx which is outfitted (of course!) with Cinelli bars and stem. I just used it in a century ride. Picking it up on sale from BTD is the way to get the best deal on it. Frankly, I am using 3mm Fizik tape on my modern bike and the next time I re-do the bar wrap I might go with the Cenelli cork there too. The price/performance of this product is hard to beat.

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Reviewed 10/13/2013
by JT Ski Rat
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Kingston, NY
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Good stuff could be longer for new oversized carbon bars

Good stuff, could be longer for oversized carbon bars. Mine are Ritchey WCS Evolution Carbon. Misses about an extra half inch of wrap near the stem.

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Reviewed 8/19/2013
by Anonymous
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Good Quality

Good quality tape, I have 2 bike set up on this and I really like the feel vs others i've used. Nicy and cushy with a good grip.

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Reviewed 8/12/2013
by SJ_Cyclist_528
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San Jose
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Best All Around Bar Tape

I've tried a few different brands (Fizik, Deda) on various bikes but I keep coming back to Cinelli because it meets all my requirements. It's very pliable so it wraps easily around tricky spots and it's soft so it's very comfy. It's so plush on my road bike that I don't have to use one of those gel padding under the tape like I had to with the Deda tape. Sure it wears out faster than harder, stiffer material but I rewrap my bars once a year. And there's nothing quite like fresh bar tape. As a matter of fact I look forward to fresh tape every year. So do yourself a favor treat yourself to the exquisite feel of fresh Cinelli Cork tape.

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Reviewed 7/14/2013
by Steelbicyclist
New Jersey
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Not like the old stuff

Over the years, I have always gone with Cinelli cork tape. It had just the right amount of grip and cushion. It could rip if you weren't careful putting it on but looked great once on.

I recently purchased Cinelli Cork tape and low and behold, it is different than the old cork tape. First, it isn't cork, its some kind of foam rubber. It has much more cushion, which is good and bad. It is easier to put on. It looks like crap-too thick. I suspect that they have gone with a more cushy handlebar tape in order to counter the uncomfortable way handlebars are lower on today's modern wannabee race bikes.

One length was 8 inches longer than the other length. I barely made it on my narrow, no brake cable handelbars on one side while there was an extra 8 inches on the other side.

I really miss that old real cork Cinelli bar tape. If anyone knows who makes the real cork tape, please speak up.S

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Reviewed 7/2/2013
by pjfpul
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buffalo ny
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
great

easy tio install looks great!!

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Reviewed 6/28/2013
by Texas Cyclist
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Dallas, TX
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A real improvement!

I used this ribbon to spruce up my red and black 25 year old TREK 560. It really accomplished its purpose. In addition to the looks, the cork in the ribbon improved gripping and comfort.

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Reviewed 4/25/2013
by Buffalobiker
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Buffalo NY
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True Classic

Overwrapped this on the old tape. Feels like a new handlebar.

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Reviewed 2/18/2013
by Anonymous
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Good bar tape.

Good bar tape. Not as stretchy as other cork tapes, so be careful when wrapping your bars. Very durable. It could be cheaper.

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Reviewed 11/22/2012
by Mojo Slim
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Lincoln CA
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The only bar tape I use.

The first time I had to put new bar tape on my bike (in 2008), I switched to Cinelli yellow and black splash to help my bike stand out in a sea of black-taped steeds at the bike racks on an annual event with 2500 riders. Now, I never use anything else. It's not expensive, pretty rugged, nicely padded and the stick'um backing, something not always found on cheaper stuff, makes wrapping easier.

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Reviewed 11/15/2012
by Anonymous
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San Diego
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Durable

Very durable, my bike takes a beating from computing and being chained up at random places. This tape has help up very well.

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Reviewed 11/11/2012
by A-pedal-R
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CA
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A surprisingly great value

Cinelli Cork Ribbon (bar tape) is the benchmark in quality for all other bar tape brands out there. For the price, it beats the majority of other bar tapes that are twice the price. It's very forgiving during installation, and has the nicest feel of any on the market. Considering the bargain price, you can swap out different colors much more frequently without shelling out lots of cash.

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Reviewed 11/3/2012
by MadfiberRider
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Seattle
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Very nice tape. It stretches enough to wrap around brake hoods easily.

It does its job well and stays in place. Not as sticky in the wet as others, like Lizardskins.

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