The fabric is made of synthetic microfiber
An ideal tape width would be 3mm
The end plugs are made of vulcanized rubber by Brooks England
Installs quickly and easily
Questions & Answers
Does this just mean the tape is ?
I don't believe the bar tape is leather, it is synthetic leather.
Is the honey color a good match for the B17s?
Compared to the previous bar tape, this one is Both my honey brown bar tape and honey brown Brooks saddle were brand new, and the tape was just a little darker than the saddle. Though I didn't bother me, I didn't bother you either. Even when a saddle is old, it will darken.
There is enough tape to cover the cables for the shifter and brake. What's the deal with campy brifters and a compact 42cm origin8 ?
It shouldn't be difficult to find what you need. The tape had to be trimmed on a 46cm Nitto bar because I was running it over brake cables. I have worn 500-600 feet of strong tape so far, and it is holding up very well There are 600 miles on it so far, and the color has not discolored. I purchased it at a soft and firm state when I first bought it. The price is worth it and it can get wet, where leather cannot.
Can this be re-used or does it have a sticky back How can we use it?
A sticky back makes it easy to stick.
Selected User Reviews For Brooks England Microfiber Bar Tape
A retro and swanky look! Adding this tape to my seventh grade Victory Velo adds a lot of depth to the song
You may want to wear gloves with padding for comfort. They are grippy and nice to touch, but they don't absorb vibration from the steel frame especially well, but this is a vintage product, so what else should we expect? In the case of adhesion It is very sticky, but it is not leather (it is microfiber. It can pass for leather nonetheless) nor is it really stretchy. To lay it flat, you've got to pull it really hard. The following is a summary of durability As soon as I have this on, I don't anticipate I will be changing anything anytime soon, unless I just want to change how it looks. In the coming days, I will provide an update. There are rubber bar ends on the cloth finishing tape, which I love. Even though they would be more comfortable if the bar ends were made of wood instead of microfiber tape, I appreciate that aspect of the leather tape. I love how it looks with all my other stuff!.
| Jun 10, 2021
I really like the look of these on a vintage bike! I got a good first impression Here's the report from my first short run on the grip tape (I jogged for 5 miles)
I am new to road biking and commute by bicycle, but I have always ridden mountain bikes for exercise and weekend trips. Even though I'm just wrapping my handle bars for the first time, the YouTube video park tools made it easy to follow and even a novice could do it with confidence. My 1977 Schwinn World Sport was fitted with grip tape that I found on offerup and I think they are a significant improvement over Carter Era grip tape. On my vintage road bike, these added an incredible touch to the handlebars. As of right now, I don't have a lot to compare them to, but these are really comfy, and I can easily see myself doing at least 30 minutes at a time in them With these, I was able to cover 40 miles without any They come with a foam layer and an adhesive strip, and I found them to be sufficient to install and function fine on their first test run. The grip tape looks great on a vintage road bike, and I will update you later after I've used it for a bit. can't recommend these yet, since I don't know how durable they will be. However, on the whole, I rate them.
| Oct 28, 2020
Design that is impressive (competent)
A new update has been posted I thought it would be better, but it was even better. This is an excellent piece. Work with this person would be a real pleasure. It took a lot of stretching, but it I like it very much. You did a great job. Glad to hear that. The design really impressed me, and I have never used bike wraps before. I'm sure it is a standard in modern bike wraps, but I never had the opportunity to work with it previously. It is tapered so that it is thin on the sides, which is great because cushioning is maximized while edge wear is minimized. On the inside, it was blue. And the material was quite spongy - quite strange, I thought. I loved it even before I installed it. I bought the antique brown color and I was thrilled with it. The color was much more beautiful than other pictures also suggested. The picture of the poop made it uncannily look like poop The color of the river. However, the color is more red than it appears, and the finish is less glossy than it appears. There's not as much darkness as shown in the advertising picture, which might be just what you want. Regardless of whether it is real leather or faux leather, these will darken over time.
| Feb 19, 2021
I have a hard time wrapping this one. The feeling is grippable. The tape used for finishing is questionable. Because I have not had it for long enough to see how durable it is, I cannot comment on this. The way it wraps has been complained about by others. Some of what you say makes sense to me. This is a difficult task, but it can be accomplished, and it must be done with high tension that lasts the entire You will have tired hands when you are In addition, the finishing tape is a beige self-adhesive Cotton weave strips (like cotton bar tape) on which the adhesive sticks. I don't think it looks good aesthetically (to me) and it is likely to stain. Although it seems to hold well, it does not break easily. You could seal it with a few coats of clear shellac to keep it from fading and to keep it from looking dingy. Although I expected that my bar grip diameter would be smaller than I have found, even after wrapping with fairly high tension, it is larger than I expected. With a thickness of 3mm, the tape is thick and chunky. Consequently, I am then forced to use even tinier hooks on my drop handlebars (Compass Maes Parallel). Although this bar was built during the time when cotton bar tape was the norm, it is still impressive nonetheless. Shellac'ed cotton has always been my favorite type of cotton and I'd like to switch back to it.
| Mar 12, 2021
The tape is made well and looks great, but it is not recommended for beginners
I really like the look of this bar tape! The cushioned backing and thick padding make it very comfortable. Using the vintage Raleigh that I just completed restoring was a great experience. Despite this, I have to admit that it was not the easiest thing I have ever worn. I recommend that you have your local shop apply the tape for you if you are new to wrapping handlebars or don't have much patience. Over the years I have wrapped quite a few handlebars, and this tape has been the most difficult To get it on correctly, it takes some practice and skill since it is thick and not very flexible. The end plugs of the vintage style handle bars are too large to fit. In order to make the rubber plugs fit, I used a utility knife to whittle them down. In the end, I had to use lubricant to get the bar ends to push in. Overall, I thought the end product was nice but was unsure if the effort was worth it!.
| May 20, 2021
The wrap is beautiful
The fact that others express fatigue when they finish wrapping bars seems to be a trend. This did not happen to me. With the tape on, there was ample tension for me to wrap it around my neck, but the microfiber still had enough flexibility for me to stretch it. And best of all, the dark brown goes well with my Brooks B17 saddle! I really like the way this accents my ride, and it appears to be the best choice when it comes to reliability and functionality. Considering I have only traveled about 50 miles on it, time will tell if this is true or not.
| Aug 06, 2020
The grips on all the rifles are difficult to mount
We really like this one since it has a smooth finish and is very durable (AND IT LOOKS AMAZING). You have created some stunning images. There are some brand products on here for grip which have ruined with mold requires a fair amount of hand strength to install on your own, but it is NOT any more difficult than any previous grip I have used. We have a difficult job to do. Allow yourself an hour and realize you are likely to have to redo it once or twice as the tension on your hands may be an issue. Just remember the strain is the process, not the product. For about $20 you can have your bike shop put it on perfectly. )I love this stuff. It feels great, looks amazing, and I particularly love the rubber ends (it's difficult to insert but you can remove excess material with a little lube). My experience with this product will be updated as I use it.
| Jul 06, 2020