- Wrapping bar tape.
I did an article a while ago with Spesh Bar Phat tape and gels kit:Posted 5 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Actually that’s a point, My current wrapping is working out OK but I was considering looking at adding some gel pads next time just to see if they help a bit more with buzz and numbness…
anyone got any pointers on placement or what to look for/avoid when buying them?Posted 5 years agolungeSubscriber
Can someone tell me which direction to wrap in please? At the moment I have done it so that on the tops of the bars the edges of the tape points to the middle of the bike (\\\ stem ///) but my bosses new bike points away from the bike (/// stem \\\). I took my old stuff off without looking which way round it was taped and having looked on You Tube and pics on the web there seems to be no consensus.
So STW, which is the correct way? And does it actually matter anyway?!Posted 5 years agobreatheeasyMember
My current wrapping is working out OK but I was considering looking at adding some gel pads next time just to see if they help a bit more with buzz and numbness…
Try double wrapping – I put some thinner tape on the tops first, then went over it with my normal tape (Bontrager Double Gel – it’s pretty thick anyway).
I found the gel pads were just too bulky.Posted 5 years agocookeaaSubscriber
I’ve tried double wrapping before and found it sort of worked for a bit, but ultimately didn’t really serve to absorb any more buzz/vibration, and just felt a bit too chunky and odd, that’s why I’m keen to try gel pads, but if they’ree no better then I guess I’m back to square one…Posted 5 years agobrakesMember
I go from the middle outwards, going over the top towards the front of the bike (\\\ stem ///) – then… when it gets to the hoods it wraps around and then reverses and goes over the top towards the back.Posted 5 years ago
For no reason other than it seems logical.
I use the Specialized tape with gel fat/inserts on the tops of the bars and on the inside bottom of the drops. It is cumbersome to do but you can cut it down and it doesn’t bulk out the bars too much as it squishes a lot.
No slip, but it does wear quite easily if you don’t move your hands around much.
I tape mine outside to inside not all clockwise (you go opposite each side), works for me – another article here:Posted 5 years ago
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