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Reviews of Salsa Gel Cork Tape - Green

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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 Salsa Bar Tape

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Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Beautiful to look at. Comfortable on the hands.

Cons

none

StarStarStarStarStar Awesome service

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: high

Great company to do business with I got exactly what I ordered.

StarStarStarStarStar Legit, great tape

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Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat low

Pros

Squishy, just the right amount of grip.

Cons

Could be a little longer

StarStarStarStarStar Bar tape

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: high

Wears very well and a good cushion for your hands

StarStarStarStarStar salsa tape

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Ownership: a month

Pros

Went on, and staying on. Good cushioning, but not too much. Good product. Also from a great bike supplier.

Cons

none

StarStarStarStarStar Love Salsa Bar Tape

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Lasts long, washable, just the right amount of cushion/squish, looks good, feels good, has a nice amount of stretch when you install it.

Cons

I wish Salsa would sell their finishing tape separately... I had to unwrap one side of my bars recently to do cable work and salsa finishing tape looks better than electrical tape.

Other Thoughts

Salsa is my go-to tape. I have it on four bikes.

StarStarStarStarStar My Favorite bar tape!!

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Great Feel
Easy to wrap
doesn't seem to rip easily
easy to clean too

Other Thoughts

I have tried several bar tapes
- Lizard Skinz - nice, but rips quickly and is expensive
- Supacaz - awesome, but expensive. Didn't seem any better than Salsa's bar tape and is more expensive. So now Salsa is my go-to bar tape and I can change it all the time it is so inexpensive. I can make a change just for color, even when the tape isn't worn! :)

StarStarStarStarStar Pretty decent bar tape

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Comfortable
Easy to use
Lots of colors
Looks good installed

Cons

Bar-end plugs are cheap

Other Thoughts

Pretty good bar tape at a decent price offered in many colors.

StarStarStarStarStar Works, but is pricey.

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Comfy
Easy to apply

Cons

Price

Other Thoughts

I used this tape as an under layer on my drop bars. For that purpose they worked. I feel they are overpriced for this type of application and have sinced switched to more affordable cork tape as an under layer. They did however hold up very well.

StarStarStarStarStar Favorite Bar Tape

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Durable--my last rolls lasted 2+ years/8,000 miles. Feels good--just the right amount of cushioning and grip. Waterproof--doesn't get soggy. Neither slick nor sticky when wet. The rolls are long enough (compared to other brands that barely give you enough). Nice looking--I replaced my bar tape and a couple people asked if I got a new bike. :-)

Cons

No complaints.

Other Thoughts

I bought my first Salsa tape over 2 years ago. Now it is my go-to bar tape. Looks good, lasts long, feels good. I recommend it whole-heartedly. It has a little bit of stretch to it when installing. Modern Bike has one of the best prices for Salsa tape on the 'net.

StarStarStarStarStar Best Gel Cork Tape Around

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Ownership: one year
Tech Knowledge: high

StarStarStarStarStar Love It!

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Easy installation, great grip, looks nice

Cons

None

Other Thoughts

Will buy again

StarStarStarStarStar Very happy with Salsa Gel Cork tape

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

Tape is durable and comfortable

Cons

fades over the years.

StarStarStarStarStar Salsa Bar Tape

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: average

Really nice bar tape...good cushion. Have had several people comment how sharp it looks!

StarStarStarStarStar Nice Tape

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Very Stylish, easy to wrap, not too short, affordable and doesn't stretch like some.

Cons

None so far

StarStarStarStarStar Good stuff

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

I tried a few brands of bar tape including a popular brand that costs a lot more. I keep coming back to this one. It's comfortable, more durable than other brands and has just the right amount of stretch and adhesive to make wrapping an easy job.

Cons

I can't think of any cons.

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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