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Gel Cork Bar Tape

Old 10-17-20, 03:56 PM
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Gel Cork Bar Tape

What a pleasure this bar tape is, not to mention how inexpensive it is.

Perfect for the colder months.

Has the feel of my LL Bean Fishermen’s Sweater.
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Old 10-17-20, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
What a pleasure this bar tape is, not to mention how inexpensive it is.

Perfect for the colder months.

Has the feel of my LL Bean Fishermen’s Sweater.
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Bar tape that feels like a sweater is a first. Hopefully not a wool sweater, because when it rains....

always liked cork tape, but infused with gel sounds really good unless you overstretch it.
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I've used Bontrager cork tape and it really holds up. I bought 2 rolls and will rewrap the bars on my 2 bikes over the winter.
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
Bar tape that feels like a sweater is a first. Hopefully not a wool sweater, because when it rains....

always liked cork tape, but infused with gel sounds really good unless you overstretch it.
It has that old school felty feel. Comforting and relaxing.
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Originally Posted by Mulberry20 View Post
What a pleasure this bar tape is, not to mention how inexpensive it is.

Perfect for the colder months.

Has the feel of my LL Bean Fishermen’s Sweater.
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Old 10-18-20, 03:25 PM
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Kinda like Lizardskins... VERY soft feeling. I like it a lot - I have it on my Viva Sport -- but at $30+???
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Originally Posted by rsbob View Post
always liked cork tape, but infused with gel sounds really good unless you overstretch it.
"Gel" cork tape means that there's a rubbery gel layer backing the tape. It's generally attached in the same area that the adhesive traditionally goes, and it can eliminate the need for adhesive due to its tacky rubbery texture. It makes the tape a bit thicker, and supposedly provides good damping.
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Old 10-18-20, 06:11 PM
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Pictures or it never happened.

link or brand will also help.
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Cinelli Gel Cork, easy to find anywhere generally $15. The non gel version comes in a lot more colors, The Bontrager version is the same stuff most likely.

Great stuff, great feel, easy to wrap, gives a nice look to the bike.
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Old 10-19-20, 09:00 AM
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Have been using this summer. Nice stuff.
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