We’ve added more safety, more colours, more design, more elasticity to our cork tapes, with Gel Cork tape we offer more comfort and the highest shock absorbing properties. VibraAbsorb® is the secret. A gel that covers the inner surface of the tape, self adhesive and perfect to wrap. It is heat-proof (up to 60°C), super elastic, it can’t be teared and above all, it’s incredibly shock absorbing and soft.
Full length handlebar tape
Includes bar end plugs and finishing tape
Gel for more comfort
Buy Cinelli Gel Cork Bar Tape from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nalf41 Very Very good bar tape.
The only reason it is a 4 and not a 5 star review is because I have trouble with the securing tape at the stearer end of the bars not sticking properly. Maybe due to fitting tape in the cold. Other than that brilliant product. My first time fitting bar tape and this product allowed me to do it with not mess and not pealing off to start over again. The tape is plenty long enough and comes with all the bits you need: bar ends, securing tape and shifter pads. Nice feal to the tape once fitted and a proffesional look too. Because the tape is not overly sticky you can undo a wind or two if you make a mistake without ripping the tape. Good for beginners and amateur re-builders.
03 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rjulianw Simple to apply, durable, comfy to handle
First experience of changing bar tape. After much dilemma selected this based on other reviews. Can't fault the product. Clear instructions to apply it, simple to apply and it has not budged since I put it on - unlike the tape that came with my bike. It will also tolerate unwrapping and re-wrapping during fitting if you don't quite get the wrapping angle right the first time. It is also comfy on the hands and pretty grippy in the wet. Plus it comes in about a million different colours (but best to stick to black). Only downside is that the finishing tape for sealing the top ends is not great, electrical tape was far more effective.
11 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by YuPimenov Хорошая, мягкая
Мягкая, красивая в натуральном цвете. Пачкается очень легко и не отмывается уже никак. Клей какой то не клеющийся - сползает как не затягивай. Но в общем прочная.
02 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skywalker482 Comfort and simplicity in one great value package
This tape is extremely easy to apply, simple as that.
It is very stretchy without ever feeling like its going to tear, within reason obviously! And the tacky rear is just enough to grip as you loop it over on itself without marking or tearing the tape if you need to go back and re do a section, or indeed all of it...plus there is an extra strip to cover the shifter bracket first so you don't have to worry about tricky figure 8 wrapping, which is ideal for first timers or people who just can't wrap bars to save their lives....you also get tons of the stuff.... It's long!
It is a nice thickness and rides comfortably too. With a good range of colours to suit most people's needs why look elsewhere at this price... Well done Cinelli and well done crc for the discount.
Oh but I agree with the other review ref the GEL GEL GEL tape finishing tape.... Bin it and use electrical tape.
24 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NineBolts Nice tape to work with
Comfortable grippy tape when riding, easy to work with when wrapping the bars.
If you're a stickler for details then the logo is spaced so that you can line it up or spiral it and around the bars as you go.
Grippy gel but not adhesive so if you're attempting to wrap bars for the first time you can try it one way and redo it without ruining your nice new tape.
The pack includes two short lengths of adhesive backed tape for using on the back of the levers if that's how you wrap your bars.
19 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous I recently bought the natural Cinelli bar tape for an old 20yr mens racer I have been refurbishing. The cushioning with the gel tape is great / good grip with it and its strong too.
I Had slight trouble wrapping it really well around the first bar (not neat enough), due to the fact this was the first time I had done this and had to take it off again to wrap a little tighter/neater, theres a very slight sticky strip down the back of the tape which makes it easier to adhere to the handlerbars and it looks great, end caps finish it off well! would definately recommend it.
29 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Absolutely top notch tape
Bought this to replace Fizik Microtex when updating levers. In comparison is far superior - easy as punch to wrap with no stretching if you have to wind back. Just about enough tape supplied for the 40cm bar.
Looks the part - bought the 'natural' colour and the burned in logos spiralling about are very nice.
A pleasure to ride, too. Primarily firm but with just the right touch of give. Hasn't yet been soaked in a rainy commute but I've tried wet hands on it and it seems fine.
Perhaps the one sole fault could be the slightly corny fixing tape with its "GEL! GEL! GEL!"
Very much recommend.
16 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great tape.
This Cinelli bar tape really is beautiful. Not only is it extremely easy to fit but it feels and looks sunning on your bike. I read a view reviews before buying the tape and of course you see the brooks and the Cinelli leather tapes everywhere... But for this great price you really cant go wrong.
19 August 2012