Handlebar Bar Tape

Handlebar tape is a crucial component, it provides comfort, grip, and style to your bike. It is a wrap that covers the handlebars, offering a cushioned and non-slip surface for your hands. Typically made from various materials such as cork, foam, gel, synthetic materials, or leather, handlebar tape comes in a wide range of colours and designs to suit individual preferences. Below is a great selection of handlebar bar tape available to buy on Time to Ride:

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The primary purposes of handlebar tape are as follows:

Comfort: Cycling can put strain on the hands and wrists, especially during long rides. Handlebar tape helps to reduce discomfort by providing a soft and padded grip.

Shock Absorption: The tape acts as a buffer, absorbing vibrations from rough roads or trails, minimizing the impact on the hands.

Grip: Handlebar tape enhances the grip on the handlebars, promoting better control and steering, even in wet conditions.

Insulation: In cold weather, handlebar tape can provide a layer of insulation to keep your hands warm.

Aesthetics: Many cyclists choose handlebar tape to complement the overall look of their bike. It’s an easy way to add a personal touch and match the bike’s colour scheme.

Installing handlebar tape requires some skill and attention to detail. You need to ensure proper tension and alignment while wrapping the tape to avoid discomfort and ensure a neat appearance. The tape is secured in place with adhesive backing or finishing tape, which holds it firmly on the handlebars.

Handlebar tape experiences wear and tear over time due to regular use and exposure to the elements. Therefore, it’s essential to replace it periodically, depending on usage and maintenance.

There’s a wide variety of handlebar tapes to choose from, each offering different levels of cushioning, texture, and durability. Some manufacturers also offer perforated or textured tapes for enhanced grip and breathability.

Handlebar tape is a critical accessory, providing comfort, grip, and style to bikes. By selecting the appropriate tape and maintaining it well, you can enjoy a more enjoyable and comfortable riding experience.

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