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Arundel Gecko Grip Handlebar Tape
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Arundel Gecko Grip Handlebar Tape

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Gecko Grip makes cork handlebar tape a thing of the past.

Made from EVA foam and polyurethane, Arundel's synthetic bar tape provides a grippier surface than traditional cork tape. It also has increased water or sweat resistance and is cleaned up easily.

Available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Yellow, Brown and Grey.

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Reviewed 11/5/2014
by CA cx racer
Competitive Racer
San Jose, CA
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great feel, adequate padding, excellent price, easy installation

I've tried everyones bar tape. I like most of them, some are more durable with less padding and grip, some softer with more padding but don't last. Since I change tape annually or semi annually on three different bikes I usually look for a good value. The Arundel Gecko Grip tape appears to be just what I was looking for. Great feel with adequate padding. It was easy to install with the sticky backing. Didn't have to stretch the tape to much while wrapping. Never felt like the tape was going to rip while installing. I haven't had them on my bars long enough to speak to durability. I am using the tape on my cross bike for racing and find they provide good cushioning and grip. We are in a drought here in CA so I haven't raced them in the rain yet. Overall rating of four stars because I haven't had them long enough to consider durability.

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Reviewed 1/23/2017
by Anonymous
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Boulder, CO
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Good grip, good comfort, not easy to wrap

Been using this Gecko Grip for about three years - probably four cycles of new tape - so I like it enough to buy it again, a few times. Only issue is wrapping - the tape is does not flex very well and wrapping around curves leaves some gaps and bumps (or maybe I just can't wrap well...). Once on, the padding is just what I want with gloves, and pretty good without gloves on shorter rides that I have done without gloves. The texture is good, easy to get a good grip, but not tacky or sticky. The tape lasts about three-quarters of a year for me (a year is about 5k miles), and sometimes I push it and develop wear-spots above the levers that let other riders know I have been riding! Would like tape that wraps better, but otherwise this tape is very good.

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Reviewed 5/9/2016
by EmbodiedDespair
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San Bernardino, California
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0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Thin, comfortable and very sexy!

I've been using Arundel gecko grip since I got my road bike, about 7,000 miles ago. I've only chanced it twice. Once, because the red tape was way too dirty. The second time, I crashed and messed up a large portion of the tape, so I wanted new tape to replace it. I'm about 2,000 miles into my current bartape and I have nothing but good things to say for it. It is easy to install, comes with absolutely gut busting instructions, the bar ends that it comes with kick hard ass and have never come out and It grips like hell, with gloves or without!

It's much thinner than I expected it to be, initially, but it has never felt uncomfortable on my hands and grips my bars like a good pair of aero lycra shorts. This tape has been with me for casual rides, training rides, crits, climbs, descents, you name it, it's been there with me! Anybody who has problems with this tape is either A) inept at putting bar tape on or B) a terrible person. I'm looking forward to throwing more of this tape on my bars in the future! Thanks, Arundel!

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Reviewed 8/5/2015
by Anonymous
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Edmonds WA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Worst tape ever.

This tape was bad from the start, sticky tape peeled off with white protective strip. It is nice and cushy but does not conform to the bars. Particularly around brake levers. I will stick to Fizik or Lizard Skin. More money but you get what you pay for.

BikeTiresDirect.com Comments
Hi,

Thanks for bringing up your issue with the tape. Many customers have had great luck with this tape, but your individual mileage may vary of course. We would be happy to get you set up with a different set of bar tape that you prefer, just call or email us and we'll get you rolling!

Best,

Derek

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Reviewed 4/6/2015
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
los angeles
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Thumbs down

Maybe a fluke, but, I unwrapped the first roll to install (after taking off my old tape.. bad move!, and the 'sticky' tape came off with the protective tape. Obviously, useless, as the tape would slide all over.

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Reviewed 3/30/2015
by velocaw
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Longmont, CO
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Worth it just for the wrapping instructions

Great tape. As good as all of the tape that costs more. However, the wrapping instructions are awesome. Buy some for a good laugh and for quality tape.

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Reviewed 3/16/2015
by NorCal rider
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Great feel, look

Like most of us, I have tried every tape you can think of over the years. Based on the reviews I thought I would give Arundel a shot. The downer is, it's difficult to install. The tape is thick with an adhesive backing and won't lay down flat. It's stretch is nil, so you have to overlap about 12 width and pull tight. With tape this thick I don't think it needs an adhesive backing. It tends to bunch up. If you persevere, go slow, take your time and check your overlays it goes a lot easier. When I got to the top and applied my electrical tape finishing tape (note Arundel says on the box don't use their finishing tape, it makes a better chain stay protector lol). I noticed I had screwed up at the bottom and had to unwind the tape and start over. When I did this, most of the adhesive backing pulled off, and it went on a lot easier the second time. The tape could be longer. I had to unwind and rewind the tops until I could get the right length. I don't know about durability, but the feel is great and it helped reduce road shock. Before I used gel tape and this stuff works better. Great grip, and no problem holding on with sweaty hands. I think I will make this my go to tape as others have mentioned. You can get three rolls of this for one roll of Lizard Skin. This stuff is just as good. Excellent value for this product. Besides all the problems with the install, it was well worth the effort!

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Reviewed 1/19/2015
by Anonymous
Louisville, KY
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Great stuff

My go-to bar tape. Thick-ish, grippy without being sticky, yet also stays reasonably clean for a long time. And it's better priced than comparable tape. Comfortable under my hands for hours at a time, with and without gloves. I usually buy a few rolls at a time on sale to stock up for my bikes.

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Reviewed 10/13/2014
by Joe8753
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Boulder, CO
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Good cushioning, good wear, good looks

I like the feel, wear, and look of this tape. It's medium thickness, relatively firm, but it provides good cushioning on rough roads. It does not seem to wear out - I replace when I replace cables once a year (I use black tape, so maybe I don't see the wear...). It looks good on my bike - sort of a matte finish that looks better from some of the dull finishes on tapes of similar price.

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Reviewed 10/9/2014
by Anonymous
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Salt Lake City
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Favorite Handlebar Tape of All Time

Arundel is my favorite handlebar tape that I've ever tried. It has a classy look. It is very tacky and provides good cushion without feeling big and soft. Perhaps the only downsides are that they are a little more expensive than other tape and they wear a little faster than others that I've tried. I still think they are worth the money and will probably only use Arundel. I haven't tried shellacked cotton tape though.

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Reviewed 8/22/2014
by Don
st. Louis
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1 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
this tape doesn't seem to last that long. It looks good but wears off quickly

Wears out too quickly. Won't buy again.

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Reviewed 7/7/2014
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer
Brooklyn, NY
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Surprisingly nice!

I feel as though I've tried every handlebar tape out there, from simple Deda carbon-look to Fizik that super pricey Lizard Skin stuff. I have always trusted my Arundel bottle cage, so I figured why not try it? It's really grippy, not too thick, a solid black with a pleasing texture that feels really secure. Nice all around.

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Reviewed 3/10/2014
by Anonymous
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Louisville, KY
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2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
Good, Grippy

Good tape. Long enough, tacky without being sticky, and easy to wrap.

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Reviewed 2/4/2014
by Anonymous
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Denver, CO
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Tacky for TT aero bars. Easy to install and tough. Great price.

The price is really low, especially considering the quality. Used on TT aero bars and they are slightly tacky to help with grip. In several hours of use, they are as good as new.

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Reviewed 11/12/2013
by Mikey
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Orlando, FL
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6 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
Great bang for your buck

I had grown fond of the looks and longevity of the Lizard Skins DSP bar tapes. However, I did not grow fond of the price. The Arundel Gecko Grip tape, at 1/4 the price, is every bit as good as Lizard Skins. I can buy 4 or 5 rolls to keep around the garage without feeling guilty about spending too much. I would stretch the time between bar tape changes with Lizard Skins, because it costs so much. My handlebars wold look raggedy! Not any more! With Arundel tape, I change my bar tape when it should be changed. It performs and lasts as long as Lizard Skins, but I do not feel as guilty when it comes time to change the tape. Great stuff and easy to install, once you figure out that you do not stretch it like cork style tapes. Just keep good, even tension all around and it is good to go.

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Reviewed 10/21/2014
by Tuna
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Westchester Co. NY
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
Nice feel, easy to wrap, quality product.

Recreational riding 50-150 milesweek. Nice feel and grip. Looks good and performs well.

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Reviewed 10/14/2014
by eisenbud
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Woodstock, GA
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1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.
I really like this tape, easy to install, durable and nice on the grip.

Great product for road and tri bike handlebars.

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Reviewed 8/28/2014
by dchen
Cycling Enthusiast
Los Angeles, CA
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1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.
good colors, kinda cheap

This stuff looks excellent and feels good but it does seem to be made pretty cheaply. The backing tape for the sticky side actually ripped about half the adhesive off the bar tape when I removed it so I had to use tension to remove it. As a result it unraveled a few weeks later. I have fizik tape now and its working fine so I don't think its my wrapping technique.

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Reviewed 1/19/2014
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Atlanta, GA
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3 of 3 customers found this review helpful.
Great bartape at a great price.

I used to ride the Lizard Skins DSP tape. Then I got this tape and was very happy with the texture when it came it. So far it has been nothing but great and can't beat the price!

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Reviewed 1/7/2014
by Lazy spoke
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Los Angeles
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Easy to keep clean specialy white.

Thick and easy to wrap.

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