SRAM SuperCork is a good tape especially if you like white. Clean regularly with Simple Green to keep it looking fresh. Good balance of thickness and cushion. Some tapes are too thick and when combined with gel padded gloves makes the bar almost to thick to grasp.
Long enough for generous overlapping. Adhesive is lo-tack and comes off easily when rewrapping. Thickness, cush, and grip are all middle-of-the-road. Durability seems good, although I have only a few rides in as this is written. RE: plugs, I use only Bontrager Bzzzkills because they effectively mute chip seal chatter. RE: tape, I use only Tesa finishing tape. It's strong, flexible, and doesn't ooze goo the way electrical tape does. Since Off the Front tape is no longer available, SRAM SuperCork is my current favorite.
This is exactly the kind of tape I like - big and cushy, but not too cushy. It looks super-sharp on the bike and feels great in hand (I ride without gloves). Additionally, the supplied end plugs look terrific and hold really, really well.
My only complaint, and it's a minor quibble, is that the tape provided to close up the inside end looks just like electrical tape but doesn't have enough stick to stay stuck. I ended up throwing a couple turns of electrical tape around the ends when the original tape basically fell off.
Summed up: Wonderful bar tape, but have electrical tape ready to finish the job
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Comfortable, Soft
Works for: Any Road Bar, Touring, Long Distance, Anything
April 10, 2012
reviewed by: bik...@gm...l.com
Decent tape - thick enough, strong enough, long enough. I got the white and it looks just fine. Agree with other reviewers that finishing tape is too skimpy - used some #35 3M white electrical tape to finish the job.