Best/coolest bar tape on the market??

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  1. whrslshr

    whrslshr New Member

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    Any suggestions for really different yet functional bar tape? Is there a particular brand that is considered the best?

    John
     
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  2. Insight Driver

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    nope.. look at the different kinds and get what floats your boat.
     
  3. Adam-from-SLO

    Adam-from-SLO New Member

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    My Avatar makes the BEST of all times.... all times :)
    .... and I'm sure several 1000's of people all over the world would agree with me ;)

    Nahhh , for real though... starting in like 2000+, there are several good makers of bar tape, Cinelli is the old-skool hip cat in the group... but they sure do have alot of cool colors to choose from :)
     
  4. StartTday

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    Any bar tape thats plain white. I dont know a single person that can pull that off and no matter how good or bad a rider you are, you get noticed right away.
     
  5. artmichalek

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    Mark one down over here. While Cinelli is the classic, I'm sure anything else with natural cork is just as good. I've yet to use a synthetic that grips as well when it's wet.
     
  6. Tech72

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    Ditto Cinelli Cork Ribbon.

    I've tried Profile, Silva, Deda and some other brands over the years and Cinelli cork tape remains the best.

    But that's just me.

    T72
     
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    I have always enjoyed the Coloradocyclist Douglass bar tape:cool:
     
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    I have always enjoyed the Coloradocyclist Douglass bar tape:cool:
     
  11. PeterF

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    Stella Azzura Spugno has a great feel to it, but you need a putty knife to get it off the bar :eek:. I bought a box of Cinelli cork last year and I peeled off the adhesive. It worked out great (I'm not sure why you even need adhesive, if you know how to wrap a bar). Profile makes a nice cork as well.
     
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    If cool is what you want, there is a way to wrap two different colors giving a fancy basket weave effect. I can't now find the web site that shows this, but I bet someone here can.
     
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    It has to be Fizik tape, its made out of this micro-tex material which looks and feels like leather.



     
  14. artmichalek

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    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/articles/diamondweave/

    It probably won't work quite so well if you have brake levers.
     
  15. leslierc8853

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    Specialized Phat tape for me.
     
  16. Fox Farm

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    I started to use Stella Azzura last year and really like the way if feels. Much more "grippy" and classy looking. They cost $12 -$15 for the tape.
     
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    Stella Azzura for me. It feels like you're riding a porsche when you put this tape on, not that ive ever driven one or riden one for that matter.
     
  18. whrslshr

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    Stella Azzurra Stitched Handlebar Tape <--- very nice! just bought some. Thanks!!
     
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