Cinelli Gel Cork Handlebar Tape
Cinelli Gel Cork Handlebar Tape
- More elasticity, more comfort and the highest shock absorbing properties thanks to Vibra Absorb.
- A gel that covers the inner surface of the tape, self adhesive and perfect to wrap.
- It is heat-proof (>60deg - 140F), tear resistant and super soft.
AlunVery comfortable, thick bar tape, also a good length
Fausto BoppiHard-wearing & exceptionally comfortable if you like your handlebars double-wrapped.
OscarVery soft and comfy. Easy to install.
MurfA great bar tape if you like something a bit thicker to soak up some road vibration, very comfortable.
ErnestoGreat tape, lots of it and very easy to wrap!
Mr NelsonI've used this tape in the past, on a friends bike. I opted for it back then because it was cheap. But I actually really liked it. I like how much cushion it provides. I'm curious how well it'll hold up.
Mr GiguereSoft and robust feeling.
LowerGoes on easy and is very comfortable
Mr WasherExtremely comfortable bar tape. Quite easy to apply - the tape isn't really sticky at all, it just has a silicone-like strip in the middle which stops it slipping in the bar, but it doesn't stick as such. I've double wrapped this over my previous tape, and the bars couldn't be more comfortable for commuting now.
Mr DukeWonderful, comfy stuff. OK, there are others out there but Cinelli is one of the nicest to wrap. It really is springy so that you can put plenty of tension of the tape as you wrap it for a really neat finish. Also lasts incredibly well and, for the lighter colours, just give a quick wash with a bit of soap/water and let dry. Lats really well and very comfy. Colour is a matter of choice, by the natural cork looks really good on any classic bike (especially for those unwilling to spend $$$ for retro leather stuff).
SummersOne of the best bar tapes I've used -easy to work with, with a nice amount of stretch and also easy to re-wrap if needed. I used this stuff along with Cinelli's bar gels to comfortably double-wrap my bars for tackling the cobbles of Flanders. I bought the black which has kept its colour well and not really faded.
BurrPTSoft to the touch and dampens the vibration much more than my previous gel tape. Would buy again for the value.
SimonProduct was very easy to install and has improved the comfort no end.
LeeA little thick, makes it hard to plug in the ends, but feels good
Mr WasherReally comfortable bar tape which lasts and lasts. Can be a little tricky to wrap because there isn't any properly sticky tape on the back, just a thin grippy gel surface. Keep pressure on and have someone to hold the ends whilst you tape them though and it's easy. The tape gives a comfortable ride and takes some of the buzz out of rougher roads. Can't imagine wanting more for on-road, you'll probably want to double wrap if you want something seriously seriously plush or for CX though.
WELLSGreat bar tape...very comfortable. Love the natural cork colour looks fantastic with my Ghisallo and retro steel bike. Ordered extra packs to keep as spare.
Mr AdamsWonderful tape, wonderful price, performs as expected. I enjoy this excellent product.
Mr mcgowanWorks great, looks great. I like the gel on the inside so that if I make the inevitable step wrapping, it is easy to redo.
Nathan GillickVery thick and comfortable. The best bar tape I've ever used!
Mr devserenBest handlebar tape ever
Richard ConnopNice and stretchy which makes them easy to wrap. Sticky back allows you to reposition to get them perfectly aligned. Have put about 300 miles on before writing this review and they haven't budged. Soft feel with enough cushion to dampen road vibration and they look really good too. Top tape in my view and half the cost of some others I've tried in the past and not found to be as good.
Mr JonesVery good quality, easy to apply and feels comfortable with a good grip.
Mr NorthoverVery good tape easy to fit and refit as this was my first time fitting new handlebar tape I got it slightly wrong first go and had to take it back off but once on very comfy and durable. The only suggestion I make is that you get a roll of good quality insulating tape the same colour as the handlebar tape your fitting as the tape supplied is not that sticky and very little of it
Miss AllenGreat tape easy to wrap and comfy, and the usual great service from Merlin
Mr JohnstonHaving previously bought the (more expensive) Specialized bar phat tape, I can say that this Cinelli wrap is the best wrap I've ever had. Soft and very nicely padded. Comes with bar stops and the two extra little pieces of wrap which I always put behind the STI levers to avoid a bulky "figure-8" type route around the levers.
JoeyNice to the touch, and absorbs some of the vibration. Repels water, and easy to clean.
Mr PowlesThe tapes feels very good and was easy to apply
JHutchGood cushioning tape, wears well so far. Excellent service and price as always from Merlin.
Mr CarrilloGreat Cinelli Gel Cork tape texture and comfort.
Dr GilmartinGot it in red, a bit bright but that wont last long after a few punctures. Excellent quality and length, easy to fit. Highly recommended.
Mr HarrisonGreat quality tape with a very comfortable feel on the roads. A little shorter than expected, but wrapping it tightly adds to the comfort of the gel, so not something to worry about. As always, great service from Merlin and this is likely to be the same brand and e-shop I'll buy from time and time again.
Mr CollyerThis is nice thick tape, with a great soft feel and plenty of cushioning. I have large hands (6'2" bloke) and have been looking for some tape that stopped my bars feeling like your holding a pencil. The "sticky" on the back is not super sticky so it's easy to put on and off if you stuff it up a bit.
Mr WilkinsonFitted easily, comfortable and grippy, look good. I cannot get too excited about bar tape but this does the job perfectly well
Mr DumiganVery comfortable, just take time fitting it with medium tension, don't pull too tight as it will stretch the gel cushioning.......gives a great luxury feel to your bars.
Mr thomasDid a good job
Mr nolanThe red I chose was a perfect match for my colour scheme the tape is easy to fit with good clear instructions the first one I have done I will buy it again
Mr EvansBrilliant bar tape, having tried lots of different tapes, specialized, deda, fizik, this feels nice in my big hands
BenGood quality, easy to fit and stayed tight on the bars. Very comfy.