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Old 08-28-10, 12:42 PM   #1
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Brown Honey bar tape not cloth/brooks

Hey guys,

From anticipating my bike coming in, I have been looking around for a brown honey bar tape that isn't cloth or brooks or the elk covers. I been searching around the forums but see a lot of people recommending shellac. I really don't like that sheeny shiny look.

I found this Fizik Microtex: http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/roa...pe/FIZIHBTP200

The honey is out of stock for the longest time.

Does cork feel like leather? I don't know what material of tape I should look for? I prefer not to use gloves but for longer rides I might use a glove.

What other handlebar tapes are out there that is similar to a Brooks Honey Saddle?

Thanks in advance guys =]
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Old 08-28-10, 12:45 PM   #2
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Charge U-Bend Bar Tape
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Ahh dang, I want more of a simple looking bar tape. No weird logos on it if possible. Thanks for the suggestion though
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i have a cushy bar tape on my bars then hockey tape over it, feels good and you can use whatever color you want x]
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i have a cushy bar tape on my bars then hockey tape over it, feels good and you can use whatever color you want x]

I want to match hahaha.
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I'm on the same boat exactly. May go with the charge stuff..
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I found that the site has the brown honey for the Fizik.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Fi...pe/5360022953/

What does anyone think about Fizik? How is this site? And how long would it take for it to come US?
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https://www.cambriabike.com/shopexd.asp?id=80312

How bout these?
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What are positives to leather? Wouldn't the brown leather lose color overtime?
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What are positives to leather? Wouldn't the brown leather lose color overtime?
Actually, the brown leather will darken over time with the absorption of sweat and body oil just like a saddle. Positives... feels good on your hands and is long lasting.
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Can someone give me a pros and cons to something like the Fizik vs Leather? Does the Honey Saddle get darker as well? How about the Fizik?
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I have Soma Thick and Zesty brown tape, which is a lot lighter brown than I thought it would be, although it seems like it would match the Brooks Honey quite well. Inexpensive, cushy cork, my kind of tape.

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