tape on full carbon/integrated handlebars?
Silly question I'm sure, but do you tape a set of high end full carbon integrated handlebar/stem? They have a flat top, with graphics that nearly reach the outside corners. Do you tape only to that bend rather than 3/4 of the way across the top like traditional bars?
Some carbon bard have a flat 'handle' shape built into the bar top, and most of the people I have seen with these do not tape the handle portion... but some of them do.
My recommendation: Try taping only to the bend first... if you think you would prefer having tape on the top, tape it too... it's your bike, so do what you like.
I would think having the tape end at the bend would be a prime place for the tape to come unraveled and messed up. I ride with my hands just above the hood, on the bends quite a bit. I'll have to take a look at the bars when they show up to make a determination.
I'm already planning on putting some bedazzled tassels on the end caps...because they are my bars and I do what I like.
But I was just curious what the "standard" is since this will be my first pair of bars with the flat handle and fancy pants set up.
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Originally Posted by sprocket47
Beware, those tassels tickle your knees something feirce.
I reccomend Bayer knee cream to prevent chaffing.
Originally Posted by SBFixed