Reviews of Salsa Gel Cork Tape - Black

Salsa

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StarStarStarStarStar Cyclist

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Tough, very durable, nice feel.

Cons

None

Other Thoughts

I've used this tape on a couple bikes, and can't recommend it enough, it lasts, and is very good value.

StarStarStarStarStar Beautiful and Comfortable!

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Great cushioning, really good looking, easy to use, and matches details on my road bike.

Cons

None so far.

StarStarStarStarStar Not dark blue

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Good bar wrap tape. Long enough to warp your bars.

Cons

Not what I'd call dark blue. Not what the picture online shows. Same blue used on Toyota FJ Cruser.

Other Thoughts

Blue looks ok but should have waited for the black to get back in stock.

StarStarStarStarStar My favorite cork tape!

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

I really like Salsa bar tape. It is plenty thick and cushy. I also like that the sticky on the back is not tape or adhesive. You can pull the tape back and reapply it many times until you get it just right. I also like the embossing that comes on the tape.

Cons

A little more expensive than similar tapes. It is a little tiny bit slick when it is new.

Other Thoughts

I just completed a 300+ mile tour with this tape and it worked great! I ride with cloth or this salsa gel tape exclusively.

StarStarStarStarStar Like this the best for a wrap.

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Long enough to do your bars. Some aren't. The feel is great even when wet.

Cons

They didn't have it in black so I could order 2 of them.

StarStarStarStarStar Pretty nice

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Comfy, nice grip and cushion.

Cons

Expanded a bit when exposed to rain, messed with my trigger gear shifter.

StarStarStarStarStar Nice handlebar tape

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Ownership: one week
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Nice and squishy, stretches nicely during installation, comes with bar end-plugs and adhesive tape, seems pretty tough (never felt like it was going to tear during installation), has a nice amount of grip--not too slick and not too sticky. Salsa gives you the perfect amount of tape for traditional dropped handlebars. I added some extra (thin) padding on the top position of the bars before wrapping and still had 4-5 inches left over.

Cons

None, yet.

Other Thoughts

The new tape felt good on my first ride. I would give it 5 stars, but I can't tell how long it will last. If it holds up for 5,000 miles then I'll give it 5 stars.

StarStarStarStarStar Nice feel, nice appearance.

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Nice feel, beautiful appearance, easy to work with. Impossible to go wrong.

Cons

I had a big, gangly H-bar project to wrap and I could have used another 6 inches of it....it was more than enough for any drop bar though.

Other Thoughts

Worth every penny.

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