Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - brooks bar tape
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09-14-10, 12:23 PM
Is it worth it? It feels good on the hands and looks good. But is it worth $60-90 ? does it outlast the cheaper rolls of tape?
09-14-10, 01:20 PM
I would never.
Get some 5 buck cloth tape and shellac it.
09-14-10, 01:38 PM
I would never.
I heard they make they bar tape from the cuttings from making saddles which they otherwise throw out... and then do some trade secret whatnot to it.
09-14-10, 01:45 PM
I would, but could not justify it.
09-14-10, 01:46 PM
Save a cow. Buy cork.
09-14-10, 02:08 PM
the leather feels really really nice....
that said i didn't buy it. my roommate did, and only needed one of the 2 rolls. lucky me! :D
09-14-10, 03:31 PM
I ended up getting a free set from an ex bike mechanic and as much as I appreciate it, would I have boughten it to begin with? No, probably not. It does feel good though, but not $60-$80 good.
09-14-10, 03:44 PM
there are leather grips for tennis. i wonder how those would compare.
09-14-10, 04:03 PM
velo orange makes some leather tape....still expensive at 55 but definitely cheaper than 80 dollar brooks:
found it for like 40 bucks using google shopping. If you find a coupon for the site your buying from im sure you could get it a bit cheaper. Bens i think was 40 and I found a $10 coupon.
09-14-10, 05:40 PM
I just bought this http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?itemID=1672&itemType=PRODUCT&path=1,2,442,460&iProductID=1672&bShopOnline=1 and will definately be buying it again when grips need replacing so grippy and comfy. Oh yeah and I forgot to add, it is tough putting on had to pull it tight as hell every turn got a workout from it but im so happy with it.
09-14-10, 11:42 PM
brooks tape doesn't wear out...it wears in.
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