Its hard to find purple bar tape and I wanted it to match the trim on my 1999 Colnago Dream. It looks good and feels good. I bet the reviewers who said this is easy to install have more upper body strength than I do. I got a workout stretching it to fit the 42mm deep drop bars. It stretched enough and I got an exercise benefit I didn't expect.
I have used this tape for several years now and find it to have a lot of comfort, wares well,
and very easy to apply. Good stretch, and does not tear easily. Good vibration absorption,
looks cool too ! Buy it !
Although a good deal for the price, started having cracks in a few places. Then when unwrapping, it would break apart too easily leaving part of the tape on the handlebar. The sticky strip may be too sticky.
I have these on my 3 road bikes. They are inexpensive, look good, right thickness and comfortable. I was skeptical with the fake carbon look, but today I give it a chance with White carbon on my black bike and it turned out better than I expected. The only thing I dislike about these tapes is the adhesive glue they use, it's kind of over strong glue they use for the tapes, so every time I remove the old tapes, it leaves a lot of residues on handlebar that requires some extra cleaning. Other than that, these are super value!
First time I've used the Deda bar tape as I've been a long time Fizik microtec user. So far I've been pleasantly surprised, the tape was very easy to put on and looks great with the Deda emboss adding to the looks and the grip. The tape is just flexible enough to make for a very neat job. Comfortable on the hands without being too bulky. Excellent value.
It's available in gold, do I need to say more?? Easy to install, stretchy enough that if you mess it up you can rewrap. Not the grippiest tape out there.. Riding Fizik high gloss on my other bike, much grippier than the Deda.. Still serves it's purpose well, if you lose your grip it's not the tape, it's you. Looks sick in Gold on my Celeste Cavaria with Gold TRP brakes.
The trade off with soft tape is the edges tend to curl up a bit with heavy use. I get about one season of heavy use out of this tape and then replace. On my third set... very happy with it over all.
used just as directed on the box. no hassle! no issues! no Rips! no breaks! good stretch.... Great hold and feel on your bars when finished!
A kid could do it... The last time I wrapped a handle bar was 30 years ago this was a cake walk.
I'm going to buy a couple more colors so I can change it.. when I drop the bike or wipe out or just get tired of the look... It was that easy