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Salsa Gel Cork Bar Handlebar Tape
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Gel Cork Bar Handlebar Tape

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Spice up your bike.

A good gel cork tape like this one from Salsa is a great way to add some vibration damping comfort to your ride so you can ride longer and harder without worry. This Salsa tape includes bar plugs and finishing tape so you can get the job done right, and it's available in multiple colors that are sure to make your bike really pop.

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Perfect bar tape
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by Andy
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland, Oregon

This has been an awesome bar tape that I have put on ALL my bikes! Great product!

Reviewed 10/16/2019
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Cushy, but not fragile, or too fat. Easy to re-wrap, and cleans up well. Really good tape.
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by Rico
Cycling Enthusiast
Western Oregon

The Salsa Gel Cork tape has everything I want, and nothing I don't. It wraps easily enough, and is sufficiently robust to allow a firm tug during installation. There's no adhesive on the back, so re-wraps are easy, if you change levers or bars. I've found that this tape is not slick when wet, and it will clean up well, after a muddy ride. This is not a fragile tape, and it will take some light abuse with no issue. The gel does it's job of reducing vibration, but it's a subtle improvement. If you want tons of cush, a 2nd wrap is warranted. Overall, a really fine bar tape, and an excellent value, especially at the typically-reduced WBW price.

Reviewed 2/20/2018
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Good stuff
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by Norcal rider
Cycling Enthusiast
Auburn Ca

Installing bar tape is not my forte. This tape is most likely the easiest to wrap (if you are a bar tape nerd like me). It stretches a lot, although don't test it's limits as it can tear. I had about 4 inches left over when I reached the top of my 44 bars. And I wrapped it fairly thick. I have arthritis in my right hand and gel tape helps take out the road shock. It has a great feel to it in dry or wet weather. Long lasting, but if you pull it off and on a couple of times it will crimp up like a wet noodle. Just install it and leave it be. Like I said good stuff and great price here at BDT.

Reviewed 5/22/2020
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Fine product for casual touring
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by Jon
Cycling Enthusiast

Fine tape for touring and cruzin on the drop bars

Reviewed 6/24/2020
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Top quality feel and grip on road rides.
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by RG
Cycling Enthusiast
Denver, CO

Use on my road bike all year round. Wears well and reduces vibration.

Reviewed 1/17/2019
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Nice tape
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by Bmniedbalski
Jackson, MO
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I bought the dark brown, and I bought it for the looks. Looks like cork, or leather. Mates well with the color scheme of my bike. I have an old Schwann Le Tour in a dark blue. The dark brown goes great with the dark blue, and my dark brown leather saddle. This was my first time ever retaping a set of handlebars, and was happy with the results-videos on YouTube. Tape is comfortable to ride with, and is a good vibration dampner. Would recommend.

Reviewed 9/2/2018
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Soft and durable.
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by Tom halter
Amherst, ny

This is the second purchase of the salsa handlebar raps. The first ones have been on the bike for over a year.

Reviewed 8/6/2018
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excellent cushion and grip
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by Steve
Cycling Enthusiast
columbus ohio
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

After trying many bar tapes, I settled on Salsa as it is long enough , cushy enough and stays put. It's actually more cushy than Bontrager double gel and grippier

Reviewed 6/18/2018
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Feels Good!
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by Shaun Thompson
Cycling Enthusiast
NE Colorado

I like the cork feel with the gel backing. Comfortable and I expect it to be durable as well.

Reviewed 6/14/2018
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Like the look and feel
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Road & gravel
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I like the soft feel of this tape. This is the second time I have purchased it. It may be because I didn't do the wrap so well the first time, but the tape did move and the edges rounded up. I paid much closer attention to spiral direction and pitch of the spiral. Hopefully, this will help is stay in place better this time.

Reviewed 9/19/2017
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Brown Gel Tape
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by Jon
Daily Commuter
Nashville, TN

This finished the look on my commuter bike with its new brown Brooks B17 saddle. Very comfortable tape and easy to wrap. No issues at all.

Reviewed 9/22/2017
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Very comfortable
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by Anonymous
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Great product for the price.

Reviewed 3/27/2017
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The best cork tape
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by Anonymous
Iowa

This is the best cork tape I've tried so far and it comes in a lot of different colors.

Reviewed 9/3/2018
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