There are few products in the world of bike stuff as classic as Cinelli Cork Handlebar Tape. It's been the leading choice for wrapping bars for decades. The natural cork construction is soft, it absorbs sweat, and it's sufficiently grippy so your hands won't slip. Installation is a breeze thanks to its adhesive backing. Available in a rainbow of colors.
The actual weight of the Cinelli Cork Handlebar Tape is 68g.
I love this tape. I've only used other tape when it showed up for free, or came with a bike. And I usually end up replacing that tape with this stuff in fairly short order. It feels great, wears well, shows the right amount of acquired grime, and provides good grip in wet and dry conditions. I always go with tan-it makes every bike look better.
Recently, though, the classic colorless debossing has been replaced by an inked debossing that makes the tape look more like the Prologo tape. This is an unfortunate development, and I've scoured my local shops to lay in a stock of the old stuff, but it seems that it was a running change, and just about everyone was caught by surprise.
Love this tape, i was a little doubtful it was going to provide enough cushion upon unwrapping it the first time but after getting it on the bars its the perfect amount. Gives you good grip with sweaty hands on those warm summer days. Comes in tons of great vibrant color options to match up with any color scheme. Nice durable tape as well, I havent had any issues with it shifting, and it has saved my bars a few times without tearing.
In the world of cork you basically have two good choices -- Cinelli and Arundel. If you'd like something with more of a less dense and airy feel, I'd suggest Deda's tape. But cork kills vibration and has a nice feel that makes it easily the best selling option out there, with Cinelli being the leading brand. And make sure to consider white! Everyone always goes black, but white makes any bike look sorta new.
What could be said that hasn't already been complimented below?
In short, this stuff makes for the perfect introduction to what you've been missing in the world of cork bar tape. Color selection is superb (I went with Celeste, mandatory color selection for my Bianchi). Tape feels great under the hands and you get more than enough tape to do a solid wrap job.
If I'm paying for it, this is my go-to tape.
this is my first time using cork tape and i like it. it's got a nice, soft, semi-cushiony feel to it. great colors, i got the orange one and it looks great on my black cannondale. the cinelli logo adds a nice, subtle classiness to it.
also, there is plenty of tape so there is no need to worry of running out for the inexperienced handlebar wrapper
I really like the feel of this tape in my hands. It provides a great grip, and really reduces the stress caused by vibration. The multiple color options is what caught my attention in the first place, and a friend recommendation sold me on it. I had to get the Celeste color as it really lends an Italian flair that any cyclist can appreciate.
Nice cork tape available in so many colors, there's one for even the pickiest of matchy-matchy builds. Comfortable, durable, and inexpensive, perfect for changing once or twice per season. Adhesive is mostly unnecessary, as it leaves behind a fair amount of residue on your bars, and the cork discolors somewhat quickly, but for this durability at this price, I can't complain.
I actually bought this bar tape to wrap a pull-up bar instead of just using climbing tape because I wanted the extra padding and absorbency. It does the job just fine and the celeste color is pretty awesome. The adhesive isn't too sticky, so it's easy to un-peel and redo if you mess up.
Believe it or not, I actually put this tape on my lawn mower handles because of the good reviews. It works not only on bike handles. Not only does it improve comfort, but also gives a better grip.
I don't wear gloves most days so I like a softer, padded bar tape. This is the go to for bar tape. Simple, clean and makes your bike feel like new.