Just wrapped my bars on my old bike (have a new Emonda SL6) and discovered how really nice this tape is. Has the perfect amount of padding. The color is awesome. It stretches really well...I am used to stretching to have enough to cover the bar (except the final 1.5 to 2) and with this tape, I had about a foot of tape to spare on each side. I also rewrapped an entire side because I wasn't happy with my work - no problem unwrapping and rewrapping. About to order some more for the new bike.
I was used to buying expensive bar tape and I probably still would be but I built a bike that really needed lemon yellow bar tape, the pricey stuff came in off yellow colors if at all so I gave it the well if its junk I will throw it away its not that much money close and tried it.. Turns out this tape is great, EZ to install, nice and wide, perfect thickness, could be a little stickier but now im used to it and its all good, the best part it has lasted longer than any tape I remember, still looks great (like new great), and is crazy easy to clean (towel water soap, dry overnight looks new).. This stuff is a no brainer...
Have used a lot of different bar tape over 25 years of riding and racing, but this is probably my favorite. It's thick, durable, and looks great. About all you could ask for. I would give it five stars for value when I can buy it on sale!
Put this on our tandem. May be too much padding for some, but I prefer more padding on my tandem. Appears like you will be able to remove and re-wrap multiple times without glue coming off or tape tearing. (I've already removed once to adjust brake cable housing).
Great overall product if you're looking for a reliable grip that isn't on the more expensive side
Great vivid color
Hands are very comfortable riding long distances
End caps not as snug as I would like but that is really the only problem
Never have wrapped before so was very easy and looks really nice
Rather than compare & contrast this tape against other brands I will tell you what I like about it
1 It is thicker in the middlethinner on the edges. That made for an easier, more attractive, and more comfortable wrap.
2 The texture is perfect - some but not too much grip, not to smooth.
3 It is long enough to cover my bars in one attempt without having to back up, stretch it, and do it again.
As I just put it on I can not attest to its durability but based on what I have seen of it so far, I have no concerns about that. This is a top notch bar tape for a reasonable price and I'd strongly encourage you to try it to see if you like it as much as I do.
I'm not sure why anyone would use anything else the silicon adhesive sticks to the handlebars nicely while wrapping, but it also peels off without a mark, which is nice because how many of us ever get it just right the first time?
It's nicely thick and padded. I often double wrap but with this that would result in some seriously puffy bars.
I often ride without gloves and even in the Texas summer heat and the subsequent sweat, everything feels safe and secure.
The white gets dirty, of course, but it cleans up well enough.
You can't go wrong here.
This is gel tape. Easy to install, stretches a mile without tearing. Enough length (I have 46 bars). Adhesive backing is strong enough to hold when you start to lay the tape but sticky enough so you can take if off if you goof up. for the extra long finishing tape. I got away with not using electric tape, just used the finishing tape, went around my oversized bars about three times. Don't know how it will hold up, will see. Folks must like it as currently it's out of stock in most colors...if yout like gel tape, this is your huckleberry....