Gripper Bar Tape, produced by the good folks at GREPP, is an adhesive-free, durable, and washable handlebar tape. Based in Sweden, GREPP founders Jan and Thomas initially set out to produce a milled cotton cloth tape (like many other classics in the market) but very quickly found that with the use of innovative new materials, they had an opportunity to produce a much more sustainable, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly product for the market.
Camp and Go Slow just restocked its webshop for winter 2021 and included in this drop are the new Eastern/Western rattlesnake socks, decals, bar tape, an enamel pin, camp mugs, and more! Casey, the co-founder of Camp and Go Slow, has had a rough year with battling forest fires and losing some of his property to fires, so let’s show him some support!
Head to Camp and Go Slow for the full drop!
Wolf Tooth’s component and accessory line has grown considerably over the years. Their latest product is this Supple Lite bar tape, which is designed to provide comfort and grip for long days in the saddle on rough terrain. It’s tacky in the rain, soft when it’s dry, and creates a uniform appearance on your bars when wrapped and finished correctly. At 2.5mm thick and 40mm wide, it is half as thick and just as wide as Wolf Tooth’s Supple Bar Tape.
-EVA foam compound absorbs vibrations and conforms to your hands for greater comfort.
-Soft, tacky texture keeps your hands from slipping in all weather conditions with or without gloves.
-Easy to install. 3M adhesive backing keeps tape securely in place.
-Thickness can be adjusted from 2.5mm to 5mm based on the amount of overlap.
-Includes: bar plugs, polyurethane finishing tape, and brake clamp cover tape.
In stock now at Wolf Tooth.
Lizard Skins’ newest colors might be the icing on the cake for your next build. The bar tape and grip company now has olive drab and chocolate brown as two new colors in their DSP Bar Tape V2 lineup, in the 1.8mm, 2.5mm, and 3.2mm thicknesses, starting at $39.99. This new DSP Bar Tape V2 features a new grip pattern, an upgraded polymer, and a screw-in bar plug to make finishing your bar wrap even easier. See more at Lizard Skins.
Wolf Tooth first launched its grip lineup last year and this year, the Supple Bar Tape is the brand’s first-ever bar tape. This stuff is extra thick, extra wide, extra soft, and extra tacky. Wolf Tooth’s grips that are made from the exact same silicone material and like the grips, the new Supple Bar Tape is designed for comfort and damping the vibrations from riding rough terrain.
-5mm thick for extra comfort
-40mm wide with tapered edges designed for overlapping wraps
-Tacky texture adds grip with or without gloves
-Washable surface is resistant to wear
-Self-fusing silicone finishing tape provides a clean final look
-Available in black for now, with more colors on the way
See more at Wolf Tooth Components.
Camp and Go Slow have quite the drop for us on this Friday afternoon, including bags by Swift Industries, their own “rattlesnake” bar tape, bandanas, and more. Head on over to their web shop right now to scoop up some product. Loving the new logo, team!
Newbaums cloth bar tape is our favorite over here but I’ll be the first to admit that unless you wrap it twice, it can be a bit thin for off-road bicycles. So when they announced their new cushioned bar tape this week, we had to order a few rolls to try them out. Head over to Newbaums to check out the color offerings and get on over to your local dealer to order a roll.
With NAHBS approaching – this weekend! – one of my favorite features to photograph are the unique touches that make the bikes of the show, show bikes. While not everyone can afford a crazy titanium fatbike with bends for days, or a carbon road bike that weighs only 12 lbs, that doesn’t mean we can’t accessorize our bikes to look like a balleur show bike.
Leh Cycling Goods is a leathersmith, based in Texas, that makes custom saddles, bar tape, and other cycling accessories, but what makes Leh different from the others is his ready-made stock, including leather-clad saddles! I’ve been using two of Leh’s products on my Speedvagen OD OG-1 and they really bring this bike’s whole package up a few notches… Check out more below.
Leh Cycling Goods makes leather cycling products in Austin, TX, including a selection of bar tapes. Naturally, the design I gravitated to was the camo pattern. This tape comes in plain, stitched or perforated and stitched. If camo’s not your thing, check out their other colors too at Leh Cycling Goods. If you want something custom, they do that too!
The guys at Manual for Speed have just restocked their popular Space Tape in three colors: black, pink and turquoise. Basically, something for everyone. Except you people who roll with all-white bar tape. Also restocked is the newest permutation of the Speed Tee. This round, leave the bright colors behind. It’s time for all-black!
See the full restock at Manual for Speed.
The work of Ana Benaroya is unique to say the least. We’ve seen her custom Cinelli track bike and her socks already, but her Cyclops Bar Tape is by far my favorite in Cinelli’s artist collaboration series yet. See more at the Winged Store. Don’t forget to see her cycling cap as well!
Back during NAHBS this bar tape was featured on the LOW MK1 road bike and now it’s made its way to the Cadence web shop.
The Motion Bar Tape uses Dustin Klein’s design, is padded, with anti-slip coating and comes with reflective Cadence bar end plugs. Head over to Cadence for more information.
For 2015, Cinelli has a few new tape models hitting the shelves, along with two key collaborations with Mash and Red Hook Crit. Both the Chubby and Fluo tapes look great, but you can’t go wrong with the Mash Parallax design either! All of these new tape models are currently in stock at the Cinelli Winged Store. See more information below.
ESI has been making grips in the good ol’ US of A since 1999. Their silicone grips are my absolute favorite for a MTB bar – easy on, easy off with a four to six month lifespan. They’re tacky in the rain and offer plenty of grip through sweaty hands or gloves. While just about everyone will have nothing but positive things to say about the ESI grips, I’d never heard of their RCT Bar Tape before.
Dubbed RCT for “road, cross, triathlon”, this bar tape is re-usable since silicon is tacky enough without the use of adhesive. You can pull it hard and get it a bit thinner than it’s shown here, but I actually like the thickness, especially on a cross bike that gets ridden on trails. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t crawl around on the bars like other tapes do.
So far, I’ve had it for a few weeks and it’s taken its share of spills without showing any wear or tear. Time will tell how long it’ll last, or if it will replace my other favorite bar tapes – Fizik and Lizard Skin – but for now, I’m excited to have ESI products on my MTB and cross bikes.
You can see just how thick this stuff is by looking at the photos below. Head over to ESI for more information!
Richard teased me with this yesterday but I had no idea it’d be available today! Available in an array of colors, this RS embossed Cinelli bartape was made in limited numbers, so head over to Richard Sachs to get a few rolls.
Am I crazy to think that “#ATMO” bar tape would also sell really well?
Mick Peel at Busyman really did an incredible job on this Fizik Vesta saddle and accessories. This bird is flying to Portland to make its way on a Cielo. Hopefully we’ll see photos of the complete bike!
Check out more at Busyman Bicycles.
Before you get all excited, this is just the first run of samples, taken from Richard’s Facebook. House Industries and Sachs spent a lot of time working on the design. I think it looks awesome and can’t wait to see it all muddy at cross races, hopefully this year. Head over to the ATMO FB for more.
*edit, Richard posted an update in the comments. The tape is 30-40 days out, so keep an eye on the Richard Sachs Cyclocross Team site.