The story of handlebar tape is without doubt in the search of Professional. The first model in PVC to have beveled edges, the Professional evolved from the original colours black and white to an enormous colour range that can satisfy anyone who is in search of that special colour to match their frame. The Professional is also available in various types of surface finish from smooth to texture to velvet. This is all possible with the Professional tape.
Buy Bike Ribbon Pro Bar Tape from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Meirion Lasted me 2 years (on my winter bike)
I have the white tape, ridden through 2 years of bad weather (approx 14,000 miles), only one small rip in the bottom of the drops, cleans well and is grippy enough for wet weather riding (with decent gloves). This is very good tape for £4.99, not as grippy as some and does slip after a lot of wet weather riding (easily fixed with a bit of double sided sticky tape).
There are better tapes but they cost much more and last half the time, this is the kind of tape you put on your bike and forget about, it should outlast most of the other components on your bike if treated well.
Just ordering a new set to replace the 2 year old tape
15 April 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by matt13 Not worth a purchase
I thought I was getting the normal cork tape I purchase from Chain reaction but this is material better suited to lawn furniture from the 1970's. It feels like vinyl and becomes slick when wet.
I would like to note this is the first time I have ever been disappointed with a CRC purchase. I'm sure they would have gladly refunded my money but it's only bar tape. Next time I will purchase a different brand.
11 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ludos NIce value nice price
Not best gripping, but you can not expect anything more from it at that price.
05 November 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Not bad
It works, that's the first thing. But like others say, it is rather slippery, so you gotta hold on tightly on wet/rainy days. And it's not really comfortable. It is very thin, so you feel like you're actually holding the bare metal bar (but without the cold). Bottom line is; not really good, nor bad. Does the job, but don't expect more. You get what you paid for.
18 July 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous Slip
Starts slipping after 1month in use
27 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great for the price
Arrived quickly and was very easy to fit. Not the grippiest, or most shock absorbing tape, but still brilliant for the price.
07 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great value brilliant item
Amazing postage received 2 days after payment CRC amazing again.
16 February 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great product
Good quality tape. When wrapped tightly it does not slip, it is also almost impossible to rip apart like other tapes.
01 February 2012