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Purchased the tape to replace worn out tape on my wife's road bike. Then extra thickness makes her ride, according to her, a lot more enjoyable and the amount of road vibration is almost not noticable.
This tape is easy to install, looks great and really takes the edge of road buzz on your bike. Half the price of the "premium" tapes. Also comes in a variety of great colors. I have five bikes this stuff is on every one.
I was very happy I bought this product and not a more expensive one. This tape was easy to install, stretched enough to wrap it tightly, and also came with additional pieces to cover the opening around the brakes. I'm very pleased with this product.
The tape is easy to install and the tacky back allows you to unwrap and repositionthe tape for a professional finish. This is especially beneficial for us home mechanics who don't do this but once or twice a year. The feel of the tape once installed is great, just enough thickness, cushion, and grip. I have this tape on all of my drop bar bikes.
Looks great on the bike. Comfortable too.
Only one negative is the lack of instructions in the package. (There is a part that they add in which we couldn't figure out what to do with.)
Nice value, this tape applies nicely, plenty long enough when a bit of stretching tension is maintained as you wrap. I've got it on three of my bikes and they all turned out well. The cushioning profile is significant, and that is what I was after. Time will tell on the durability question.
I'm so glad BTD started carrying the Gel version of the excellent bar tape.
It's so comfortable, wears extremely well. Doesn't get sticky. Won't get soggy.
I've used specialized, and Pro and while both are good, this is my favorite.
I love both the feel and durability of this tape. Also I use white tape and my friends always wonder how it stays so white. The tape cleans easily number 1. And I keep my gloves clean, and can change a rear flat - putting the wheel back on WITHOUT cleaning the chain in the process - ha ha.
I've used this for many years. It holds up very well and is comfortable. White is my color of choice and it cleans easily but since I keep my gloves clean, the ribbon rarely needs cleaning. This is a very good product!
I change out bar tape like people go through socks. probably because I get bored and want to try out something different. This is my go to bar tape. Easiest tape to wrap (no adhesive backing). Long enough to wrap (even 46 bars) and have enough left over. You can wrap thick, or thin. Or thin on the drops and thin on the tops. This is by far the easiest tape to wrap. I can wrap a bar in ten minute without say a single cuss word in my garage. Just skip using the finishing tape and use electrical tape instead. If by chance you have to remove the tape for some work on your bike the supplied finishing tape will most likely tear the bar tape when you remove it. Best thing is, it's cheap (the price). I prefer black as I get grease on my hands when I get the dreaded F. Just don't pull too hard, it has a stretch limit. It can tear if you pull too hard.
THe cinelli cork is just the best and the gel is even better just enough softness to not lose the feel of the road yet really nice on the hands. The wrapping is so easy and consistent with the cinelli cork. I really like it even used white once it was not as nice a black or draker colors. Great grip as well as feel when ridding