Profile Design Bar Wrap Bar Tape

3.86/5 (22 Reviews)


Product Description

Affordable, synthetic. Looks and feels like natural cork. 25 different designs/colors. Shock Absorbent Black is an air-filled material which absorbs shock better than cork with the same dry feel. Patterns printed on synthetic material for durability and comfort.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by The_Aryan_Monk a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2010

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT USE THE PRODUCT on your vehicle, I used it on my brand new car 2010 and guess what happened when I used it only for two days? scruffs on the hood and the bumper!


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by CircaRigel a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2010

Strengths:    Looks good
Great vibration dampening
durable


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Comfortable and durable. I have the adhesive free version, and it's been great! It hasn't torn even through some crashes. It stays put and is great at reducing vibration transfer to the hands.

I've not had to rewrap these at all, but even if I found the need to replace during a rewrap, at $8, it's worth it.

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Favorite Ride:   Lookout Mountain

Purchased At:   Nashbar

Similar Products Used:   Nashbar handlebar tape (which I DON'T recommend).

Bike Setup:   1987 vintage Vitus 979 bonded aluminum frame
Cane Creek SCR-5C compact aero levers
Selle Italia Lady Gel Flow saddle
Shimano Sora front derailleur
Shimano Tiagra Triple chainring
Mavic Open Pro rim
Nashbar 7 spd. Huge Gear 12-34 freewheel
Shimano Tourney Megarange rear derailleur
Mavic SSC dual-pivot caliper brakes


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bigchromewheelssuck a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: October 28, 2006

Strengths:    durable

Weaknesses:    good luck removing it

Bottom Line:   
nice until you decide to take it off. The adhesive pulls the foam from the cover leaving a big mess on your bars.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   torelli, stella azura

Bike Setup:   carbon time with lots of goodies


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ronsonic a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2006

Strengths:    Great feel and look on the bar. Very rugged.

Weaknesses:    End caps and wrap tape are lame.

Bottom Line:   
This is the best tape out there. I'm speaking of the regular Profile tape, the "Shock wrap with GEL" is too mushy and feels like those freddy foam bar covers.

The regular Profile is excellent. If I were in charge, I would add a light tacky glue to it, like a post it to make getting a perfect wrap even easier. I would also improve the caps. I use the cool screw on rubber caps and throw these away. I would also just admit that people need to use their own electrical tape at the end instead of the stupid little tape bits they include.

Despite all that, it is still better than the other brands.

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Favorite Ride:   Anyplace without cars

Price Paid:    $10.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Everything made since the Benotto cello tape, including Cinelli, Deda and the rest.

Bike Setup:   Cross, baby, cross!

Conquest with Mirage, Bell Lap bars, D/A hubs w/ Mavic rims.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cycleguy55 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 20, 2005

Strengths:    Cushion feel

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Great tape - easy to work with, had enough length even on 45cm bars, great feel under the hands.

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Favorite Ride:   1985 Maruishi TourAce 18

Similar Products Used:   Many...




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Handle bar wrap

So not sure how many of you saw the bike I have been putting together. Well its time to put new tape on the handle bars. I have been looking at all the tape choices and I am confused. So can any body help clear it up and point me in the right direction. on what to use.Read More »

Handle bar wrap

So not sure how many of you saw the bike I have been putting together. Well its time to put new tape on the handle bars. I have been looking at all the tape choices and I am confused. So can any body help clear it up and point me in the right direction. on what to use.Read More »

Frugal rider seeking more long-ride comfort up front: wider or wrap bar with tube?

Recently I took off a Bontrager 25C tubeless for a Sector/Secteur 28c tubeless on my CR1. At about 75 or 80 psi it was the answer to my long distance chipseal torturefests. Even after 3 hours or more I can't find fault with it. Super happy and comfortable. Being the frugal SOB I am wondering if b ... Read More »

H-Bar Wrap, your fav? Toughest?

Riding CX can be hard on H-bar wrap...:idea: ...any favs that hold up well to dropping your bike once in a while? Thanks MCXerRead More »

Double bar wrap...

Want to put white fizik tape over my black tape which is pretty soft/thick. Like the look of the white tape. Question is probably not going to fit into the end caps. I guess just tape the ends when I get to the end of the bars? Anyone do this? Wondering if the end tape will stick to the first lay ... Read More »

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