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Cinelli Cork Tape

$14.95

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    Wrap them in love.

    Cinelli Cork Tape has been a classic to wrap handlebars for years because of its anti-slip properties and natural absorption of sweat. So, put a little extra love into your bike with the rainbow of colors Cinelli features. The tape has an adhesive backing to make for easy installation.

    • Real cork
    • 68 grams
    • Adhesive backing
    • Item #CIN0001

    Material
    polyurethane, cork
    Claimed Weight
    40 g

    Tech Specs

    What do you think about this product?

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    >Rating: 5

    Best tape ever created

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I have been using Cinelli tapes in one form or another since the early 80s, and have occasionally tried other brands, but I always come back to Cinelli. Nothing else is as comfortable, good looking, durable, or easy to clean. I always use white (so professional looking) and it looks great all year, sometimes two years. You would be a fool to get anything else!

    >Rating: 5

    Favorite bar tape

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    One of my favorite bar tapes, go to and I always order another so I have spare from Competitive because they seem to keep the best price on it. Simple, effective, slight bit of stick but can be re-taped as needed, soft on the hands but provides good grip. Last long enough, although I tend to change it out every 3-6 months to continue to provide good comfort and happy hands.

    >Rating: 4

    Good tape, bad plugs

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    The good: for the price, this is great bar tape. Cork tape is simply a superior material, in my opinion. Just the right amount of squish and vibration damping, and good color selection. The bad: the bar plugs don't stay in very well compared to other brands, and they lack reflective bits. You get what you pay for, I guess. I've been reusing some old SRAM bar plugs, which are way better.

    >Rating: 5

    Still in love

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I wouldn't quit raving about how great these were when I first got them, over a year later and they seem to be tear-resistant, have some cuts on mine and they are still holding tight.

    >Rating: 5

    Ooooww

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Nice soft and durable tape. Very easy to maneuver and put on. I will be sticking with the tape for a while! The price is great too!

    >Rating: 5

    Soft!

    Goes on easy and is nice and soft when riding. Would buy again.

    >Rating: 5

    Super Comfy!

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    These tape kits are great, they come with everything you need to wrap that new build or that vintage Cannondale you (I) saved from the trash. The tape itself is wide and come with a sticky tape on the back that helps position it and keep it in place as you wrap the bars. No tape will survive a crash without tears but for general use, I've found it to be plenty durable and easy to clean. The kit comes with bar end caps as well as branded electrical tape for finishing off your wrap job cleanly. I suggest hitting the edge of the black tape with a little superglue for added durability. Match the color of your bike or get funky with the variety of colors offered. This is my go to tape for sure.

    >Rating: 5

    Great Tape!

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Great tape, comfortable, without being too bulky. Has stood up to countless miles on the bike as well as the weather.

    >Rating: 5

    Still the best ....

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Great feel, wraps easy, very clean/ classic look on bike, great vibration damping for the arthritics amoungst us ...

    >Rating: 5

    Said it before, I'll say it again....

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Cinelli....'nuff said. Cork is a answer...plush, easy to install...lasts. Bought black 'cause the 'rule' is no white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.

    >Rating: 5

    No better tape out there

    Cinelli....'nuff said. Cork is a answer...plush, easy to install...lasts. Bought black 'cause the 'rule' is no white before Memorial Day or after Labor Day.

    >Rating: 4

    Old Faithful

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this tape on many bikes over the years. It's not fancy but it gets the job done. Being so affordable it's not a big deal to re-wrap it once or twice a season when it tears. It's decently cushy (the gel cork version is quite cushy), has a tape backing for easy install, and looks good on most bikes. These days I've on grippier Lizard Skins but I feel I'll find my way back to Cinelli cork one day.

    >Rating: 5

    Just works.

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I have ridden on Cinelli bar tape for as long as I can remember and have tried others, but always come back to Cinelli.

    >Rating: 5

    Smooth comfortable pillows

    Familiarity:
    I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    The Cinelli cork tape is a solid bang for your buck when it comes to bar tape. Its cushy and comfortable, and the colors look great, too.

    >Rating: 5

    Clouds

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    This tape is great. I don't plan on getting anything but cork going forward.

    >Rating: 4

    Cool colors

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    This cork tape is great quality. If you go for a lighter color keep in mind your grimmy hands will make it look gross quicker than your dark tones.

    >Rating: 4

    Almost perfecto

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    Cinelli should be a house hold name for anyone into cycling. This tape wraps well, is affordable and lasts a season. Enough said. Great quality.

    >Rating: 5

    Great Grip!

    Familiarity:
    I've put it through the wringer

    I put this bar tape on my Kona Paddy Wagon commuter and it works great! It's super plush and comfortable and I like the cork speckles in the color. Tons of sweet colors and I went with the yellow!

    >Rating: 5

    Cinelli Cork Tape

    Familiarity:
    I've used it several times

    Very easy to wrap and feels good while riding. Also very cheap!

    >Rating: 5

    Still the classic.

    Cinelli cork tape has been The Reference road bar tape since the early 90s. Why? Cinelli invented "cork" (cork/pu/foam) handlebar tape in ~1987. It quickly revolutionized handlebar tape. When I think we used to wrap our road bars in shiny hard plastic Bennoto tape -which provided essentially zero shock absorbtion- I shudder. Today... Cinelli cork tape still looks the best, comes in a large selection of cool looking colors, and works fantastically. It is soft, grippy, and shock-absorbing. It really does provide fantastic grip and control. ***In addition, Cinelli cork tape only costs $12-14/pkg. That value is unsurpassed in the cycling world. Yes, there are now scores of other cork/gel/pu bar tape choices. But none imho have surpassed Cinelli in function, feel, looks, and especially price. P.S. -If you ride really rough roads or have wrist pain or carpal tunnel, buy Cinelli "cork-gel" tape at $22/pkg (less on sale). It looks and feels the same, but features a base layer of silicon, and is even more shock absorbing. Lastly: I recommend using black electrical tape to finish your bars. It looks much cleaner than the supplied logo finishing tape.

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    Does this tape come with plastic caps or padding strips?

    It comes with both.

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    Is 1 roll enough for both sides? (I have...

    Is 1 roll enough for both sides? (I have drop bars)

    Hey Kieran, This product includes 2 rolls and it usually takes a roll per side. ddalton@backcountry.com

    Thanks for the quick reply Dan!