Another bar tape review, this time for the tape that currently adorns my b’twin triban 3. The tape that came with the bike was pretty uncomfortable so within a week I had replaced it with some Cinelli tape from my local bike shop. The tape isn’t that expensive, £11 from a bike shop, it comes in a range of colours and thanks to it elasticity it is easy to wrap. It has an adhesive strip it is sticky enough to hold it in place but not too sticky so it lets you easily correct mistakes. The tape is incredibly soft, it has about 3mm depression in the tape so is very soft and forms to your hand. It is very durable and easy to clean. A good bar tape for any bike, this is the bar tape I hope to continue using for a long time.
Cost – ✰✰✰✰✰ – £9.99 from Wiggle
Comfort – ✰✰✰✰✰ – very soft and very comfortable for long rides
Wrapability – ✰✰✰✰✰ – being very elastic and the sticky strip helps keep it in position, easy to wrap.
durability – ✰✰✰✰✰ – No tares or stain, easy to clean.
Overall – ✰✰✰✰✰ – Couldn’t recommend this tape more, if you bike needs some new tape this is the stuff.