I've always used Cinelli cork tape in the past but just switched to Salsa tape this spring. One thing that stands out about this bar tape over the Cinelli stuff I've used in the past is that the tape doesn't have a lot of sticky glue which I consider a plus because it doesn't leave behind all the residue behind when it comes time to retape. The tape is very comfortable and looks great on the bike. If I had to list a dislike it would have to be the chrome end plugs... not a fan of shiny things.
Summed up: If you ride on real roads, get comfy bar tape.
Yes, I would recomend this to a friend.
Likes: Comfortable, Durability, Classic
Works for: Touring, Long Distance, Anything
March 19, 2014
reviewed by: sfleuriet
Great tape at a great price. I love that the tape is not adhesive - it has great grip when installing onto the handlebars but without the mess of adhesive. Feels comfortable while riding and provides a thick cushion.
Great bar tape, easy to apply and plenty thick but still plenty firm. It's not super squishy like a gel tape so to me it's a good balance for a tape. Have only ridden 100m or so but its holding up great so far.