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Superior comfort and grip. Doesn't leave your hands sweaty. My rides average around 50 miles on mostly chip seal. This bar tape truly helps absorb some of the vibration. My hands never feel fatigued even after a 100 mile ride.
I've had this for a few months now and I really like the cushioning on the tape. It has a high-profile, and does increase the radius of the bars by a few mm noticeably. Does well in wet conditions, drys out pretty quick.
Even if the name of your road maschine doesn't end in a vowel, there is no better way to wrap your handlebars than the ribbon from the masters of Italian style, grace and comfort. I have used this tape for forty years and wouldn't even think of changing for my classic bikes!
Cinelli Cork is perfect for the classic road bike. Absorbs and is comfortable. The old school Paris-Roubaix racers used to double wrap the drop bars for the cobble stone sections (build by the romans) before gel gloves and 28c
tires. Saw the Paris-Roubaix in 2001 from the back seat of a FDJ car. Bought two rolls one for the caad7 on the trainer and the other for the new Cannondale Caad13 frame set I am building up for RAGBRAI 50TH ! Home made pie and a 500 miles week! Sweet!
The kit includes everything needed to re-tape your bars. It is on the thicker side, and I wrapped my bars on the tight side, making the build even thicker. I mostly ride on the hoods, so I'm usually experiencing the tape when on the drops. The padding is nice, and the grip, combined with my gloves, seems good. I appreciate the added bar width, making the bar easier to grasp and shift positions on while reducing some of the pressure on the hands. Overall a good product. No regrets.