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  • Leather

    32 17.20%
  • Cloth

    12 6.45%
  • Cork or Other similar

    84 45.16%
  • Plastic

    44 23.66%
  • Figure 8

    51 27.42%
  • Double Wrap (two layers)

    14 7.53%
  • Wrap in two directions Lower CW Upper CCW

    11 5.91%
  • 3M Black Electrical Tape

    35 18.82%
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Thread: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    I also just tried the new Enve tape, and I admit, itís good for me. Plenty of length, easy to figure 8 around Campy levers, and cushy with enough bulk to forget about tight bar curves or cables underneath. Iíve ridden in a pretty good downpour and didnít feel it was slippery. The finishing tape isnít awesome.

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Anyone try Cinelli's Vegan bar tape? Available on amazon. In this photo, it looks pretty good. The shade of brown is nice. Not sure how well this lasts are pliable it is to wrap around a bar.

    https://www.amazon.com/Cinelli-Speci...01CTD44M0?th=1
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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Last roll I wrapped was some fizik. It looked nice from far away but wrapping it was horrible. Just way to thick and stiff.
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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Am happy with Supacaz Sticky Kush Galaxy. They were much cheaper than the Silca Nastro Cuscino tape I saw at the store ($55 vs $80CAD) and come with aluminum bar plugs. Right amount of grip and cushion for my liking for mixed terrain rides.

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    I just tried some stuff called "Force" from the Czech Republic. Comfy, a little tacky feeling, stretchy enough to go on nicely. Also, super thrifty. We'll see how it holds up on the road over time. Also their marketing department is a hype-free zone after my grouchy heart:

    Standard quality? Good enough for me. Like a Barum sewup in a pulpy green box.

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    I'm thinking of trying some Cinelli Bubble wrap...the Newbaums is just not doing it for me at the moment.
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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Just wrapped my bars with Silca Pilotti, in the grippier direction.

    I tend to like foam/cork tape (salsa specifically), got this as a present so will give it a try and see how it goes. Wrapped very easily and smoothly.

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    I'm thinking about rewrapping my new touring bike with Specialized S-Wrap Roubaix tape to reduce road vibration a bit. Does anyone have any experience with this tape?

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    In my experience, bar tape does nothing to reduce road vibration unless it's double-wrapped; and even then it's only a subtle change.

    I ride in the hoods 80% of the time. No bar tape is going to change how that feels.

    I've had notable changes in road vibration when changing from alu to carbon bars in the past, but that's an expensive option. Likewise a change of fork can have an effect.

    The better solution would be to address tyre width and tyre pressures.

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Quote Originally Posted by froze View Post
    I'm thinking about rewrapping my new touring bike with Specialized S-Wrap Roubaix tape to reduce road vibration a bit. Does anyone have any experience with this tape?
    I don't know that particular tape but there are gel inserts which are more effective than any tape I tested. It is a bit annoying to wrap the bar tape around them though. You can also use pieces of thin sound isolation mat used to silence floor.

    But as Rich said, all these solutions are quite marginal compared to sizing up tire volume and reduce pressure a bit.
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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    In my experience, bar tape does nothing to reduce road vibration unless it's double-wrapped; and even then it's only a subtle change.
    I used to double wrap for a few years which was good at the time, I got tired or wrapping four rolls of tape though.
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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    I'm going to try a different tape, I usually buy cork as a replacement but I've been reading about the various kinds and decided to try Specialized S-Works Roubaix tape and see how it goes, it's supposed to have a bit more shock absorption to it, so far it does seem nicer though not sure about the reliability of it yet. It's not a stylish tape, just plain with no patterns, no nothing, just plain flat black but has sort of a suede feel to it so I like the feel of them. It's not expensive as far as the tape goes so the end caps are just cheap plastic, so I had a new pair of Velox rubber screw-on tightening plugs I put in instead, I know, sort of a vintage style plug that is heavy for a plug, but I never have to worry about them popping off for whatever reason then have to deal with the tape ends coming out of the bar. This tape for some reason is wider than other tapes I've purchased.

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Quote Originally Posted by donk View Post
    Just wrapped my bars with Silca Pilotti, in the grippier direction.

    I tend to like foam/cork tape (salsa specifically), got this as a present so will give it a try and see how it goes. Wrapped very easily and smoothly.
    After nearly 200km on it, tape feels very good on the hands/gloves, would have preferred the thicker tape and possible a double wrap on the tops.

    Next year when I rewrap/change cables I'll either go for the thicker tape, double wrap or use the fabric silicone tape (if I can find it).

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    I needed dome black tape and threw on this cheap Pro (Shimano) tape and itís really good! I love the silicon strip on the back as opposed to the sticky residue some have. For $19 AUD Iím going to stock up on some more rolls.

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    Jeez Iím getting tired of photos rotating. 😞
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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha Roszak View Post
    I needed dome black tape and threw on this cheap Pro (Shimano) tape and it’s really good! I love the silicon strip on the back as opposed to the sticky residue some have. For $19 AUD I’m going to stock up on some more rolls.
    Doesn't it make you feel dirty using a Shimano brand on a Campag bike, though?...

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Yep! Sure does, but it’s more palatable than Supercaz though atm. That brand is just a ripoff.

    If only Cinelli cork was readily available here.
    Riding has to be fun, and part of the fun has to be that youíre not worried about having too much technology on your bike. - Tom Ritchey

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha Roszak View Post
    If only Cinelli cork was readily available here.
    Ta da!: https://www.justrideit.com.au/produc...ibbon-bar-tape

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Doesn't it make you feel dirty using a Shimano brand on a Campag bike, though?...
    I mean, how old are you? Like 12....

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Wow. Lighten up.

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    Default Re: Handlebar Tape - What cha' wrapping?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sascha Roszak View Post
    I needed dome black tape and threw on this cheap Pro (Shimano) tape and it’s really good! I love the silicon strip on the back as opposed to the sticky residue some have. For $19 AUD I’m going to stock up on some more rolls.

    2D09663F-5848-4815-BA07-769FDCE0E42D.jpg

    Jeez I’m getting tired of photos rotating. ��
    That Pro Sport Control tape is pretty good despite it being low on the totem pole. It's durable, offers good grip and doesn't make a mess when you remove it.

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