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    brooks bar tape

    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?

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    I would never.

    Get some 5 buck cloth tape and shellac it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    I would never.
    +1

    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.

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    I would, but could not justify it.

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    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!
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    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.

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    there are leather grips for tennis. i wonder how those would compare.

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    velo orange makes some leather tape....still expensive at 55 but definitely cheaper than 80 dollar brooks:
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    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.
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    I just bought this http://store.trekbikes.com/jump.jsp?...&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.

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    brooks tape doesn't wear out...it wears in.
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