The Profile Designs cork bar tape is made out of, as the name implies, cork. Long used for it's comfort the cork bartape has become a staple and a leading choice for wrapping bars for decades. The cork material absobs sweat, is comfy for the palms of your hands, and is grippy, so no need to worry about your hands slipping mid sprint for that segment you've set yours eyes on.
Synthetic cork wrap with real cork added
Non-Adhesive Backed available in solid and splash colors
Adhesive backed available in Black, White, Blue, Red and Yellow
Claimed weight: 55g/pair
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Adhesive strip could've been wider and/or stickier. Other than that it performs the job and comes with bar plugs and some finishing tape, but barely enough to hold them on. I reinforced with electrical.
I got some new aero bars (some may think its weird to tape these) and decided that they would be too cold to the touch for a winter race. I went to my LBS and essentially picked up the cheapest bar tape i could find, not expecting much out of it. That tape happened to be this product.
After an initial install that was actually quite difficult (possibly due to not taping normal bars) this tape far exceeded expectations. It dampens shock, kept my hands warm and even matched my bike's color scheme. At this price, it beats out most expensive tapes in value-for-cost.
I have had cork bar tape in the past that was quite thin, stretched and was easy to fit to the bars. This tape is much thicker and doesn't stretch much, making it harder to get a clear wrap. I actually snapped one of the rolls of tape as I was wrapping it because I was expecting it to stretch more and pulled too hard. If you want cork bar tape I'd try another brand.
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