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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.
Oldnslow Great tape. Stretchy, cushy, lasts pretty well and great value.
jalepave perfect for gravel
Ryan Classic. Love it.
Richard I like it. Quite well padded and seems quite durable. I use with some gel pads on the handlebars underneath the tape. Used for Lands End - John O'Groats without any issues.
Christopher I really like the cork feel, really grippy and does not become slippery when wet. Really good price too!
Oldnslow Cushy, comfortable, wears well.
Mr Bae Nice bartape... Always use this only.
Mr Page I have used this before- it is a really nice quality tape, with a good level of cushioning and a grippy texture. The best thing is the silicone backing- it makes fitting it extremely easy, and there is no messy residue on the bars. I will continue to use it on all my bikes! Speedy delivery from Merlin!
Mr Broscious Easy install, looks great, feels confortable
Richard Worked well. Used over Fizik Bar Gel Set for extra thick wrapping for long distance cycling.
Mr Matos Comfy and absorbs impact
James Good price for good tape, nothing else to say
joe hw Cushy and comfortable for the long days behind bars, with the added benefit of looking good.
Mr DUKE My experience is that this is the best one if you want good grip, non slip with a soft feel
Sjors Easy-to-use handlebar tape that offers plenty comfort for longer rides
Eugene Soaks up road buzz and gives you much comfort
Christopher Lovely, thick, shock-absorbing tape
Mel Good length and easy to fit. No tape cancels out awful roads but this does as good or better than any other
Mr Ellis Very comfy bar tape. Double-wrapped by gravel bike bars with this tape and it's killed any buzz from the trail and softens any big bumps
david Excellent! Easy to fit and comfortable.
Mr Laverty Cinelli tape is great, easy to fit and plenty of it.
Joshua I always go Cinelli. Its the only way to go!
Ty No complaints. Feels great and doesn`t cost a fortune
Mr Kelly This is a great product the cork allows me to go barehanded if I want
DIEGO Very comfortable and nice looking. It's easy to install and the package includes everything you may need, even the bar end plugs.
Alun Very comfortable, thick bar tape, also a good length
Fausto Boppi Hard-wearing & exceptionally comfortable if you like your handlebars double-wrapped.
Oscar Very soft and comfy. Easy to install.
Murf A great bar tape if you like something a bit thicker to soak up some road vibration, very comfortable.
Ernesto Great tape, lots of it and very easy to wrap!
Mr Nelson I'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 Giguere Soft and robust feeling.
Lower Goes on easy and is very comfortable
Mr Washer Extremely 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 Duke Wonderful, 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).
Summers One 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.
BurrPT Soft to the touch and dampens the vibration much more than my previous gel tape. Would buy again for the value.
Simon Product was very easy to install and has improved the comfort no end.
Lee A little thick, makes it hard to plug in the ends, but feels good
Mr Washer Really 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.
lam Very comfortable
WELLS Great 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 Adams Wonderful tape, wonderful price, performs as expected. I enjoy this excellent product.
Mr mcgowan Works 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 Gillick Very thick and comfortable. The best bar tape I've ever used!
Mr devseren Best handlebar tape ever
Richard Connop Nice 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 Jones Very good quality, easy to apply and feels comfortable with a good grip.
Mr Northover Very 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 Allen Great tape easy to wrap and comfy, and the usual great service from Merlin
Mr Johnston Having 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.
Joey Nice to the touch, and absorbs some of the vibration. Repels water, and easy to clean.
Mr Powles The tapes feels very good and was easy to apply
JHutch Good cushioning tape, wears well so far. Excellent service and price as always from Merlin.
Mr Carrillo Great Cinelli Gel Cork tape texture and comfort.
Dr Gilmartin Got 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 Harrison Great 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 Collyer This 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 Wilkinson Fitted easily, comfortable and grippy, look good. I cannot get too excited about bar tape but this does the job perfectly well
Mr Dumigan Very 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 thomas Did a good job
Mr nolan The 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 Evans Brilliant bar tape, having tried lots of different tapes, specialized, deda, fizik, this feels nice in my big hands
Ben Good quality, easy to fit and stayed tight on the bars. Very comfy.
Mr Roberts