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Material: polyurethane, cork
Claimed Weight: 40 g
There are few products in the world of bike stuff as classic as Cinelli Cork Handlebar Tape. It's been the leading choice for wrapping bars for decades. The natural cork construction is soft, it absorbs sweat, and it's sufficiently grippy so your hands won't slip. Installation is a breeze thanks to its adhesive backing. Available in a rainbow of colors.The actual weight of the Cinelli Cork Handlebar Tape is 68g.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have tried many different types of bar tape, and each time have regretted using anything other than this. It is true that it is obnoxiously difficult to apply correctly because of the adhesive strip they use doesn't reapply well when removed. Once applied correctly, however, it lasts a long time. Most importantly, it has a unique feel that is soft and grippy without being sticky. I have tried other tapes that say "cork", but none have the dry, cork-like, surface that makes this tape special.
I recently purchased this cork bar tape to replace mine for the first time. After watching some Youtube videos I felt ready to proceed. At first, I wrapped the tape too close together and had to rewrap one side because the tape was too short. Use the Cinelli logos as your guide. If you overlap the tape too close and cover the logos, you won't have enough (unless it's a kids bike I guess). I was ok with 1/3 overlapping, but 1/2 was too much. I used the small strips of tape behind the brake levers - I did trim them to fit.
I liked that the tape has some adhesive but I could (carefully) unwrap and rewrap it with no problem. I think that would only work if you were doing it right away though, not after it had been taped a while. I did not like the look of the logos on the electrical tape they supplied, so I used plain black electrical tape. For the colored bar tape I guess you could get electrical tape to match the color, although I thought it looked fine with...
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