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    Novara Gel Handlebar Tape

    This gel-backed bar tape is grippy, durable, and most importantly, comfortable. See details

    • $12.00

    Item # 752193

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    This gel-backed bar tape is grippy, durable, and most importantly, comfortable.

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    This gel-backed bar tape is grippy, durable, and most importantly, comfortable.

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    This gel-backed bar tape is grippy, durable, and most importantly, comfortable.

    • Includes two rolls of tape, two top wrap strips and two bar plugs


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    Novara Gel Handlebar Tape Specs
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    Novara Gel Handlebar Tape is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to go wrong with this tape Regardless of mechanical ability, this tape is very easy to install and produces a great result. As mentioned, its tacky, silicone adhesive is forgiving and can be repositioned repeatedly until you get things right. I installed the Novara black gel tape on a Ritchey Pro Logic ergo bar. It's 40cm wide with standard reach and drop (not compact). I overlapped the tape 1/2 width and did a "figure 8" around the levers. Even without the included lever strips, I had enough tape left over to complete a 45cm bar using this method. Bars wider than 45cm should be no problem to cover if you use the lever strips and/or reduce the overlap amount. The only issue I experienced involved the bar end plugs. For my handlebar, they fit a little loose. However, that was easily remedied by "stuffing" a little left over tape into the tube and then reinserting plugs. Problem solved. Aside from installation, I'd say this tape also excels in the area of comfort. When stretched, the adhesive and gel produce a firm, yet, comfortable grip. For extra comfort, you can ride with padded gloves but this tape will certainly work fine without extra gel or gloves for that matter. Aesthetically, I love the way they look but realize it's a matter of personal taste. The Novara logo and script are embossed and provide a little extra detail (or bling) but only visible up close. I've been an REI fan for over 20 years, so I'm proud to display their brand. Overall, I'm extremely pleased with this product.
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Handlebar Tape Ever!! I love this handlebar tape, it works great, and the best part is you can re-wrap it.....over and over. I tend to change out parts on my bike fairly often, to upgrade or just try something different. This tape still looks and feels great after at least 5 wrappings. The tape functions just as it should, it grips to the bar great, never slips, comfortable, looks good. I just wish it came in blue or red
    Date published: 2014-04-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Tape. It was easy to install, and isn't super sticky, so if you mess up you can re-tape it. It took me a little while to get it just right, but I like it now. Fits my Vintage Fuji and looks great too.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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