Performance Inc. Fort Classic Cork Tape Bar Tape

3.4/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $9.99


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike2g a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2008

Strengths:    No Sticky Backing.
Stretches well with no sign of tearing after significant stretching.
Came with pair of shiny bar end caps.
Relatively inexpensive bar tape, allowing more frequent replacement


Weaknesses:    Not as cushy as older Specialized Tape with Bar Phat

Bottom Line:   
Great tape in a variety of colors. (although I chose black, replacing my worn white tape) Stretches quite a bit, I did not feel that it would break at any point.

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Favorite Ride:   Paradise Loop

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Bar Phat

Bike Setup:   2006 Specialized Allez Elite


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by cthomas a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 2, 2006

Strengths:    Cheap. Thick.

Weaknesses:    No sticky backing.
A little thick for my liking.


Bottom Line:   
I tend to be pretty devoted to Cinelli tape and use it as the gold standard.

Unlike Cinelli (and like Profile tape), this tape does not have any double stick tape backing. Some people like this, I don't. My hands sweat a lot, so I like having the tape stuck to the bars to keep it from moving around.

I did find this tape to be a bit thicker than Cinelli, and pretty durable for stretching.

Overall a good budget alternative, but not for me. I bought two rolls, so my kid's bikes will inherit the other!

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Favorite Ride:   Anywhere

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli, Deda

Bike Setup:   Custom Seven Alaris, Campy Chorus, Proton Wheels with FSA Cranks and Speedplay zero pedals.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sablotny a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 15, 2005

Strengths:    Cheap, looks right, dense & thick. Costs what bar tape should cost.

Weaknesses:    No "I Ride Pinarello" embossing.

Bottom Line:   
Great value, high cork, more dense & thicker than Cinelli. May not have as much cush, but lasts longer & rolls the bar phatter.

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Favorite Ride:   Long & Hard

Price Paid:    $5.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli, Profile, Stella Azzurra, GT, Sala reg & Gomma, Ciclolinea

Bike Setup:   '92 Paramount PDG2


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bholland a Recreational Rider from Washington, DC

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2003

Weaknesses:    durability

Bottom Line:   
Not at all pleased with the durability of the tape. Went on easy, looked good new, was comfortable, but after 3,000 miles it is shot.

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Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   cinelli, stella azzura (unbelievablely good, but tough to find - wish I had bought some extras)

Bike Setup:   LeMond Buenos Aires


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DaveG a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2002

Strengths:    great feel of cork
value


Weaknesses:    cork tape gets dirty fast

Bottom Line:   
I was pleasantly surprised by this product. I've been a fan of Cinelli cork tape for a few years. I saw the Forte cork tape and sale and bought 2 rolls for two of my bikes. So far, I don't notice any difference between the Forte tape and the Cinelli and the Forte tape obviously saves some money.

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Price Paid:    $8.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Similar Products Used:   Cinelli cork
Profile cork-filled
Sampson fatwrap


Bike Setup:   Torelli Brianza



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