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Arundel Cork Bar Tape


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    Fresh and comfortable.

    While we don't doubt that 20 years from now we'll be riding 6lb bikes with telepathic shifting and hydraulic braking, we're fairly sure we'll still rely on cork handlebar tape. Cork is just thick enough to absorb a bit of road shock; it's just tacky enough so your sweaty hands won't slip when you move from hoods to tops; and by putting a fresh wrap on your bars you make your bike like pretty much new. Can you really improve upon that? We don't think so.

    Our pals at Arundel -- creators of the world's best bottle cages -- now make bar tape. It comes in a variety of solid colors. In each color you get "Arundel" printed along the tape, with cork flecks subtly visible throughout the tape. And one important detail is that it has an adhesive strip on the back, which makes installing it super-easy.

    The actual weight of the Arundel Cork Handlebar Tape is 56g.

    • Item #ARU0014

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    Cork for the win!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I recently picked up a cheap commuter with deteriorating bar tape, so I replaced it with this stuff. Very easy to apply, and it looks and feels great. It does a decent job of dampening any road shocks and vibrations, but I think it could be a little cushier. Still, it definitely does the job!

    Great Cork Feel

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This tape feels great for those of us that ride gloveless. Offers great vibration dampening as well as good grip especially on rougher roads. I prefer this significantly more than so many of the synthetic options that keep popping up.

    Wrapping Jones H-Bar (loop bar)

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm using this for a slightly unconventional application--wrapping the interior sections of jones h-bar (aka 'loop bar'). I get numb hands on almost any ride but loop bars and the multiple hand holds they afford help a bunch. But as most of my riding includes longer mtb rides and/or bikepacking, I thought I'd treat myself to taped sections of my loop bars. This arundel tape (like many of their products) hits the mark--good function, good durability (so far) and good price making for good value overall. I wear full finger gloves all the time and the grip is great with them. On long fire roads I now find myself laying my bare forearms across the top of the taped loop bars (sort of aero bar like) and its added yet another wrist saving option that cheats the wind a bit better and stretches my back out... Win-win.

    a dissenting opinion

      *This review mainly pertains to those who ride gloveless.*

      I really liked this tape at first, but now that it's got some sweat in it, the grip is compromised, leaving me less than enthused. If I ride for more than 2.5 hours, my hands start to get black from the tape (I don't wear gloves above 50 degrees or so).

      On the plus side, the tape looks pretty cool and is a little bit soft but not overly so. All in all, I recommend something with some tackiness to it, such as Lizard Skins DSP, if you want to ride without gloves.

      Works like a charm

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Like most bike things, the price range on bar tape is insane. I have no idea what the stuff that costs four times as much does, but since this gets replaced every year, I go with the less expensive stuff. Arundel hasn't done me wrong yet.

      Pump the Cork

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      If you have never ridden with cork bar tape, then I highly recommend it. Comfy with a soft yet grippy feel. You wont slide around on those crazy ascents.

      Gold Standard

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      There are a lot of bar tape options out there. Some are good, some are okay, and others are great. This tape stretches well (don't go too far!) to cover the bends, and stays where you put it (if installed properly). As a bonus, when you remove it, the entire tape comes off without leaving bits of sticky tape behind.

      I replace my bar tape often, and this is my go to. I've always been a huge Arundel fan since the early days in Texas.

      An All Time Favorite

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      When I need the most comfort for the $, the Arundel Cork tape is my go to. Soothingly soft to the touch, yet grippy enough to feel secure and in control. Very easy to wrap, and durability is on par with more expensive options. This is an easy choice.....great stuff!

      Tape when you need it

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      It would seem like a difficult task to make bad bar tape, but there is plenty out there. Arundel has taken their near perfect execution of the bottle cage and carried it into bar tape. Cinelli cork has always been my standby, and this tape is an easy stand-in. Easy to wrap, stays where you put it, and is comfortable on your hands. It's an easy choice.

      Simple, Effective, Durable, Perfect

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've been using this tape on my ride for almost a year riding about 3-4 times a week in our rainy, sunny tropical weather. I've even removed and rewrapped using the same tape within those 6months at least twice. My buddies who use fancier Lizard skins and Fizik tape have already needed to change theirs while my old school cork tape has lots of life left and still looks great and feels like new.

      Excellent Instructions

        Even though you probably know how to put handlebar tape on, read the instructions. Funny stuff. As for the product - great cork bar tape on a budget. Nothing beats the feel of cork tape if you're the type that usually rides without gloves.

        The double sided tape tape that's on the back to stick them onto the bars isn't terribly well bonded to the handlebar tape, so you have to be careful peeling the backing off - but it does help keep the tape in place while you're wrapping. And yeah, despite the fact that even the instructions tell you to use electrical tape, the finishing tape works fine.

        Cork tape

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Nice feeling cork tape, seemed short in length, sticky was breaking off the back, although the finishing tape is still holding contrary to others saying they needed electrical tape. Best of all, the price!

        Cork tape