Well Used: Newbaum’s Cotton Cloth Bar Tape Aug 21, 2010


Cranking down the list of recent products I’ve reviewed comes my 8-month old Newbaum’s cotton cloth bar tape. The last time I posted about it in April, the tape had just started to fade a little. Now, in August, with hours upon hours of summer sunlight having hit the tape, you can see how it wears. I’ve yet to have any significant tears in the tape and have even taken one or two spills on it.

There are two more shots below, so checkem out.


The tape has a lot of character, especially when compared to the earlier photos.


Not bad at all if you ask me. For a US-based, eco-friendly company, I’ll sign off on it. I wanna try one of their colored rolls next. I highly recommend it! More information can be found at their site here.

Review: Newbaum’s Cotton Cloth Bar Tape

  • Johnson

    i love this tape… and i can also say ive put it through some pretty serious wear and tear, im a cook at a deli so when i jump on my bike to ride home my hands are covered in pastrami and cornedbeef fat/ grease … but still the tape holds up… and its cheap too!

  • http://www.oldfieldcycles.blogspot.com justin pogge

    if you use shellac, your tape can last a whole lot longer, the only downside is that the tape no longer has that soft cotton feel. if what you are going for is grip, then this is the best way to make your cotton tape last for a long time.

  • santiago

    Newbaums is the best bar tape out there , it gets better as it gets old. + that vintage color it gives..

  • augusto

    How does it work if it gets wet?? Does it dry well??

  • Jack Stewart-Castner

    hey prollz is this one or two layers?

  • http://theradavist.com prolly

    one layer