Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Iowa City, IA
Bikes: 2008 Surly LHT, 2008 Trek 7.2fx
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Originally Posted by probablyzack
do they make it in black?
All you have to do is click on the link provided above to find out for yourself. If you had, you would see that it's now offered in only three colors - "macchiato (honey), espresso, and black". Used to be in a yellow (they called it gold) and white. The white probably would have been kind of cool, but probably would have gotten really dirty and discolored. I have the honey colored wrap on my LHT, it starts out a little light but once you apply a bit of proof hide it's a dead ringer for the honey colored Brooks saddles.
The only problem I've had with mine is that it seemed to "creep" up from the bottom of my drops. It looks a bit ratty, but in a sort of good "lived in" sort of way. Still, I would recommend applying some extra double sided tape to make sure it sticks in place if you do yours. I will on my next wrap. Otherwise, bar plugs.
Also, I don't really think you need any kind of cloth tape under neath. The leather is pretty thick and very comfortable. I've done all day rides on some rough gravel roads and had no hand pain whatsoever. YMMV, but I feel this stuff is fine with out it.
Finally, it looks REALLY cool when it starts to get dirty and darken from your most common hand positions.
Last edited by mesasone; 03-31-09 at 02:43 AM.