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  • Best tape to finish bar tape?
  • dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    So I need to re-wrap some bars, what’s the best tape to finish the ends off?

    neila
    Full Member

    None, Vielo wrap from the bar tops to the ends. No tape needed and it looks really clean, not something that’s occurred to me before!

    dc1988
    Full Member

    I just use electrical tape and it seems to do the job just fine

    thepurist
    Full Member

    Electrical tape for me – cheap, available in a range of colours (if you must) and does the job just fine.

    thisisnotaspoon
    Full Member

    Electrical tape +1

    Wrapping from the top down does work, but tends to mean it unravels arround the drops eventually as your weight is peeling the edge up rather than smoothing it down.

    Aidy
    Free Member

    3M Super 88 – “nice” electrical tape. Surprising amount better than pound shop electrical tape.

    dudeofdoom
    Full Member

    Yep leccy tape seems to give the nicest finish, you’ve got to remember to wrap it the right way round so that its doesn’t unravel when you ride and Calvin has a nice hint for the peeling issue.

    Park tools Bar Wrapping

    dudeofdoom
    Full Member

    +1 for nice tape – used cheapo and it was too thin and stretchy whereas a quality one lets you tension it nicely ,

    I suppose its the same with the nice bar wraps, did my exploro with their nice 3t tape and the difference in-between it and a cheapo was stunning and its still going on strong years after.

    schmiken
    Full Member

    Superglue.

    dirkpitt74
    Full Member

    Thanks all 👍

    TiRed
    Full Member

    Electrical tape then finish off with the posh stuff that’s included. Be sure to trim the end of the tape to get a nice flat end too. Don’t forget that it will be from the opposite side of you’ve done things properly and sun metric. And always from the bottom to the top so your hands slide down over the overlaps. With old fashioned ribbon it didn’t matter as this was so thin the overlaps were almost flat. With modern tape it does.

    chrisyork
    Full Member

    Just to say, if you need more cushioning for your bars I bought some of the spank cushioning pads that go under the bar tape before you wrap it, really bulks the grips out and really works!

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