A bar tape built to match the durability, comfort, and class of Brooks Saddles. It's made of natural perforated leather, allowing for more breathability and comfort than many synthetic bar tapes can offer.
Just as Brooks Saddles are often comfortable without bike shorts, the bar tape is often comfortable without gloves (a very nice option for hot, long days in the saddle). It''s a very firm tape, so if you prefer more cushion, wrap a softer tape underneath.
The Brooks Leather Tape includes:
Two 82" lengths of leather bar tape
Two rubber bar end plugs
Two under-brake strips
A raised center and tapered edge
Light adhesive backing for easy wrapping
* Brooks is transitioning their leather bar tape from wooden to rubber bar end plugs. Most if not all colors will be shipped with rubber bar end plugs by late 2019.
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Got the brooks tape. beautiful match to any brown leather saddle.
I do a complete wrap under the hoods, which takes a bit more tape so I had to stretch it a bit to fit my 46 cm bars, however on 44 cm and below it should be no problem.
I find it to be very comfortable because you can really feel the bar underneath, and the tape has great texture, grip, and durability. However, If you are a rider who likes a very thick, padded tape I recommend you use some cork tape underneath to pad this tape or use a different tape because this one is not padded.
Got some of the antique brown tape. As far as bar tape goes, they are awesome! Extremely grippy (no glove love) and very comfortable. I got them to match the antique brown b17 but at first the colors were a bit off even though they are technically same color. But as the tape ages my disappointment with the dead brown has drastically subsided- and I'm very happy with them now.