The latest creation from Bike Ribbon, the Spugna handlebar tape is made from a Cork material that has a worked surface which creates a sponge type effect that helps to evaporate sweat quicker. Thanks to this unique surface finish the tape also much softer, meaning less fatigue and stress in the hands. Both of these qualities make a marked difference on a long ride. Softness and breathability are main points of a tape that combines the advantages of a traditional cork tape with the comfort of the new worked surface. Features: • Colours: See colour list below • Cork material • Evaporates sweat
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous This is very nice bar tape, the texture makes it grippy and the material does a good job of taking care of vibrations.
This might just be me, but I find the length of the tape roll is just a little bit shorter than other brands (eg Cinelli)? Always seem to have to stretch this tape a bit more to get the coverage and thickness I want.
08 September 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Performance and style
Been using this bar tape a couple of years now. Best I've used, good stretch makes them easy to mount in a good way, good grip dry, sweaty and rain wet, fairly durable, quite cleanable (I have the white ones), and the texture has a very stylish look in my opinion. I hope Bike Ribbon never stops making them, thinking of buying a truckload just in case...
19 March 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Nice Tape
Easy to put on, very comfortable and hard-wearing. I will use this again.The textured finish is good for grip and good for comfort.
21 June 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent grippy tape!
I found this tape easy to install, as it's quite stretchy so you can get good tension when wrapping, and it has a decent adhesive tape on the back. The textured finish feels good, nice and grippy and seems to handle moisture pretty well, and the tape has a fairly squishy feel to it. I bought white which certainly isn't the most practical colour, but looks good. Muc-Off keeps it clean. The only negative is that the supplied bar end plugs can end up working loose if not installed perfectly, as the tape is fairly thick. I fitted mine over Bike Ribbon Soft Gel Pads, and this combo gives a really good vibration free ride.
09 August 2009