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Soft, durable construction with GEL
Becomes tacky when wet for better grip
Highly fade and water resistant
About the product: This Planet Bike GEL Handlebar tape comes in a variety of colors so your bike looks good. The tape features soft, durable construction with GEL to ensure comfort in your hands while riding. When wet the tape becomes tacky to keep you from losing your grip in the rain. It is also fade and water resistant so you can ride rain or shine without damaging your handlebars. This tape is easy to put onto almost any handlebars and allows you to customize your bicycle with your favorite colors!
About the manufacturer: At Planet Bike we dream about bikes. We dream about people riding bikes: riding to work, riding to school, riding bikes to the grocery store, concerts, sporting events, coffee shops and grandma's house, too. We also dream about the day when all cities and towns are safe and convenient places for cyclists. The reasons that we love riding and want others to share the love are as numerous as our pedal strokes. The sport of cycling thrills us; but, for us it's equally thrilling to unlock the potential of the bicycle as a simple and efficient means of transportation. Riding in place of driving reduces air and noise pollution. It boosts endorphins and clears the head. Riding strengthens the cardiovascular system, gives you good strong legs, and burns extra calories, to boot. Besides all that, it's a whole heck of a lot of fun. Planet Bike was born from the heart of cyclists and our goal is to create innovative products that make it easier and safer for people to ride bicycles. The products we design are rooted in this dream. Riding through day, night, heat, cold, rain and snow helps us come up with products that make sense, work, and are practical.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ever go to re-tape a handlebar and you just totally mess it up? I have. I admit it. Then you need to buy more handlebar tape - and do it right the second time. This stuff is VERY FORGIVING. You can bend it - stretch it - pull on it...if you goof up, simply unwind a little & start again. Just remember to wrap the left side bar clockwise starting at the bottom & working up. The right side bar - just the opposite. Start at the bottom & wrap counter-clockwise.
Very comfy also. Good stuff!
Update 6/27/12 - Still using the same set I installed 3 years ago! ---------------------- I'm a road biker of 25 years, this is the best tape I have ever used, far better than the Bontrager tape that came with my bike. Looks good, great cushion, goes on well with plenty of length. I have only had it on a couple of months but it feels like it will last a long time.
So this stuff.... man this stuff. I ordered this for my Felt thinking, 'Ok, people like the feel of the material and it is comfortable... I'll get it just because it is cheap and looks good, shop charges too much. Here's hoping for the best.' BOOM. I get it. First thing i notice, it is about 99.5% black (ordered the black one), the other 0.5% is raw brown speckles of cork. I like it because it is unique and is noticeable like... freckles. It appears all solid color till you get close, gives it some hidden character. So i feel it from inside the box, felt thin and spongy. Ok. So i wrap it following the instructions on the back just to be sure I'm doing it right. Keep in mind, there isn't sticky adhesive on the back. All up and down the strip though there is a grippy rubber substance (not liquid, being super clear here). It has just enough length to reach, wish there was at least 3 more inches but I'm not complaining. So then i test it. I BARELY feel the cables! So comfortable! This is...
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