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Arundel Cork Handlebar Tape is no longer available at Merlin Cycles. However you may find an alternative or updated product below.

This item was discontinued 2nd September 2019.

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Code: AR3
Arundel Cork Handlebar Tape


  • "Cork" wrap is really a lot of foam with cork chunks mixed in.
  • This stuff was popularized in the 80`s too, but has withstood the test of time for good reason.
  • Cork bar tape is thick and softens road vibration. It can soak up moisture and yet remains easy to grip. It is fairly durable and easy to install.
  • It holds color well and doesn`t fade. You can wash it like you wash the car; soapy rag, scrub, rinse, repeat.
  • Cork is our favorite in the cooler months.
  • It`s a fatter grip that works great with gloved hands.
  • It`s also fine for hot summers and sweaty bike riders, but it works better if you wash it often.
  • Cork bar tape is still with us because it is good stuff.


Mr wu Great price on a decently padded tape.
Lord Yakut Me and my friend ordered this tape and we are both satisfied. It`s dry, I mean it doesn`t cling your hands and i like this. When you take this try not to stretch because its solid and it can not get longer.
Mr Edwards Looks great and very comfortable. Nice bar plugs, too.
Mr Peck I've had the yellow bar tape on my matte black / yellow Boardman CX for a year. The colour has held up surprisingly well, just purchased a new set to freshen things up.
Mr Higham Apart from the sticky stuff on the inside being a pain in the rear end to take off good quality tape with plenty of grip does what it says on the tin
WILLIAM I love the feel of this tape. The color works for my carbon fiber green Calfee very well.
Mr wu Well cushioned replacement bar tape at a good price.
Fi Never heard of this brand before but bought it due to price for cork comfort. It's actually a good quality bar tape, looks good and comes with some funky bar plugs!
Chrisp Purchased in yellow and the colour looks like it will hold up well under my grimy gloves. Great feel so far.
Mr Moody I have used this product in the past, so as I have not used this one, I am still giving it a 5.
Vince Midmore I have used Arundel bar tape before and I think it is the best available. As always, Merlin Cycles's service was second to none. Excellent service, thank you.
Mr Baskozos A classic handlebar. Not something special but it will do its job, last a long of time and costs exactly as much as a handlebar tape should cost. Higly recommended if you are not after something posh and visually extravagant.
Mr Ngai soft, easier on the palm and wrist but the bar tape for some reason didn't cover the whole handlebar