Profile Design Bar Tape Grip

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $12.00


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Product Description

Durable synthetic cork wrap provides long-lasting comfort, non-adhesive backing allows extra stretch and easy tape changes. includes end plugs and finishing tape


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wschruba a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2012

Strengths:    Inexpensive, durable, stretchy, no adhesive

Weaknesses:    no adhesive

Bottom Line:   
Good bar tape for those on a budget. It can usually be had on sale for less than retail, and is quite pleasing to the touch. The tape stretches easily with no real fear of tearing, and comes in a variety of colors. My personal preference is towards non-adhesive tapes, though this may bother some people; Profile Designs offers a selection with adhesives if this is the case.

The kit comes with two short pieces with adhesive for behind the levers, two chromed plastic plugs, two lengths of logo-ed electrical tape, and enough tape to wrap a bar and then some, depending on how tight you prefer your wrap. I originally used the offcuts on my bar ends for better grip/comfort in colder weather, but now keep it on year round.

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Similar Products Used:   Cinelli, Fiziks


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Bar tape?

Any reason not to use bar tape instead of grips? I'm currently using rubber lock-ons and considering ESI Racer's Edge grips. Just worried about the rotating or slipping. As far as comfort goes, I've been riding rubber grips with no problems and cyclocross guys ride with tape, so, why not MTBs?Read More »

Bar tape that doens't contain toxins?

I've seen a lot of this bar tape and a lot of it contains toxic materials, PVC for example. Is there any sort of cushiony enviro tape out there?Read More »

gimme examples of neatly wrapped bar tape instead of grips

I do like the feel and weight of quality bartape but it seems like I'm not able to do it right, it always looks ugly. I want some examples of neat wrapping!Read More »

How the heck do you remove Cinelli Bar Tape?

I had an OTB incident a while ago which munged up my bar tape good, and little did I know the Cinelli tape would be almost impossible to remove - the tape comes off but the adhesive strip, filled with chunks of the cork strip, does not come off. I've already tried using alcohol, goo gone, and a ... Read More »

Salsa cork bar tape. Not adhesive only rubberized? Or did I get a bad batch?

Hello Mtbr Shiggyites.(followers of the almighty) I come to you again with a question of the ages. Is Salsa cork bar tape supposed to be rubberized backed? Not adhesive backed like most tapes? It wrapped great, is super durable, and feels really soft to the touch. But is isn't holding its pla ... Read More »

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