Rated 4 out of 5 by Hoggy1711 Great bar tape
In Easter I decided I need to upgrade the look of my red and white Viking, so I removed the old boring black tape and replaced it with this, in red. And it looks brilliant, top marks for aesthetics Cinelli!
After riding with it all summer, I can say it has decent shock absorption, and is very comfortable, whilst still being grippy, and yet not being tacky and ending up all over your hands.
Unfortunately I can't seem to quite get the tap tucked under the bar end plugs as it is quite thick (although I may just be doing it wrong), and the black tape to secure it near the stem isn't brilliant - I recommend using your own electrical tape to finish off.
Overall, an excellent product, would be 5*s if it came with better finishing tape!
19 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Plush tape
For sure this tape has a reassuring finish out of the box. I've got the black on my fixie and has proved to be a comfortable perch. It has the right combination of 'softness', dryness and grip.
I sought the Bianchi Green for my road bike and it really set the bike off nice :) :), that was at least until I was creamed by a Rangerover, now it is hard to tell the bike from the bars. By the by, did Cinelli get a slap on the hand for 'Bianchi Green', can't get it for love or money now? The nearest I've seen it referred to now is 'Celeste/Light Blue'.
This tape business is a bit like tyres, expensive, soft compounds perform best but don't last so long and so it is here. C'est la vie. What do I know my tradition is mountain biking?!
In the real world I did a coast to coast here in Eire with the Green stuff, 260km still left me with tingling hands but I think this tape went a long way towards limiting this effect.
One star lost for not so great adhesive tape to secure tape end to bar.
Certainly will seek again.
06 July 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous J'ai pris l'orange, la couleur est old school avec un bon rendu et un toucher agreable. Mais attention cette guidoline est fragile, je l'ai déchirée lors de l'étirement avant la pose :-(
I took the orange, nice old school color and good touch. But warning, the bar tape il sassable, i teared it during the streching before the put :-(
22 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous excellent value for money
great quality tape, very comfortable and durable. plenty of length, and no skimping on quality of adhesive or release liner either. this makes the tape easier to fit than many of the alternatives. i've now fitted this stuff on several of my bikes. highly recommend.
23 February 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Nice tape, please note that the natural colour is a lot lighter than the picture suggests, I would call it a pale cream
14 October 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Excellent
Highly recommend this tape. Easy to put on. Easy maintenance too, just use wipes on them to bring back the new look.
15 September 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Easy fit & nice finish
Bought and fitted for the first time. Pretty straight forward, easy to fit. Used in conjunction with some Gel Pads, a small challenge was there was barely enough tape to cope with the additional bar thickness. But with careful spacing and keeping it tight it was just long enough. Nice finish, hope it rides well and lasts OK
02 May 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous very good
i got the red tape a while back .its more pink than red but it was easy to apply and has stuck well even in the worst of weather.the cork certainly helps with shock absorbsion .top marks .
08 April 2010
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