I got this tape during the 2017 giro to put on my 2010 giant team rabobank giant , then dumlion lost the pink jersey, in support of him I put the orange tape on my bike, and his luck turns and wins!!
This tape is a little firmer than others you can find but it is durable and has a good feel once installed. I have used it before and it has lasted several years. I used it this time to double wrap the top part of my bars on my cyclocross bike to give it a little more cushion.
I put this on my green '76 Takara road bike. It was pretty easy to apply, this being my first time wrapping bars I did manage to botch it in a couple places. That was all user error. However if you have some experience I expect they will go on quite smoothly. They feel good, like suede underhand, with a slight cushion. All in all this was precisely what I needed for the price tag.
I use this tape on my cross bike and I ride without gloves. Tape is very slick and does nothing to provide cushion. Please do not buy this. Junk!
I ride a lot so I put some wear on handle bar tape. This tape last's and last's. I get the white and even white doesn't show any dirt, it doesn't stick for some reason. If it does it just wipes off.. I love this tape! It looks great, feels good, wears great!
Its hard to find purple bar tape and I wanted it to match the trim on my 1999 Colnago Dream. It looks good and feels good. I bet the reviewers who said this is easy to install have more upper body strength than I do. I got a workout stretching it to fit the 42mm deep drop bars. It stretched enough and I got an exercise benefit I didn't expect.
I have used this tape for several years now and find it to have a lot of comfort, wares well,
and very easy to apply. Good stretch, and does not tear easily. Good vibration absorption,
looks cool too ! Buy it !