Leather Bar Tape

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Leather Bar Tape

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In the Brooks tradition, this bar tape is made of natural leather to make it the perfect complement to your Brooks saddle. The bar tape comes in a kit including: - 2 strips of light, perforated leather bar tape, - 2 rubber bar end plugs, - 2 adhesive cloth strips.

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In the Brooks tradition, this bar tape is made of natural leather to make it the perfect complement to your Brooks saddle. The bar tape comes in a kit including: - 2 strips of light, perforated leather bar tape, - 2 rubber bar end plugs, - 2 adhesive cloth strips.

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Part of an old Brooks Tradition
28/06/2010
Written by Quanah Miller
Leather Bar Tape
Just installed the black bar tape over a layer of inner tube for some extra cush and thickness since I have big hands. I've got to say this is the most comfortable bar set up I have ever felt. I don't like to wear gloves, but they were neccessary before to compensate for crappy bar tape. The leather is so supple and stays nice and cool, my hands never sweat. Hats off to brooks for making another wonderful product. I'm hooked for life.
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21/04/2009
Written by Marie Buckingham
Leather Bar Tape
Q > Does the bar tape need proofide?
A > No, no, no!!!
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04/04/2012
Written by daniel Cox
Leather Bar Tape
amazing product.my family has been using brooks saddles in cycling for years. still have a old b17 and an old team pro.... still so nice. smooth. soft. not dried out. YEARS old. and so much use. amazing product.



wanting to get the bar tape...i imagine also would be great. wish there was a top tube messenger bike cover. to protect the top tube from leaning against meters etc. would be very nice addition to a bike.
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03/10/2013
Written by Carl Svanström
Leather Bar Tape
Hi, I have had these leather straps for a couple of years on my bike, they have now become quite slippery. What is the best way to get a good grip-surface again? Thanks. /Carl
A> Hi Carl, you could try using Proofide on them.  This will darken them quite a lot, but will return the suppleness to the leather.
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27/07/2013
Written by Christian Rexhäuser
Leather Bar Tape
Hi Brooks, 1 year ago i bought the brown leather bar tape and it had the good quality i expected from Brooks.

Now i bought the leather bar tape in black and i am not happy with it. One thing is, that the ends are cut straight so i have to slant cut them myself, but if i do that the adhesive foil doesn't go fully to the tips.

But the real deal braker is the adhesive foil itself. I don't know, if you changed the glue or if the glue doesn't stick to the black leather as good as it does to the brown, but when i tried to attach the tape to my bar, the end did not stay in place but rotatet under the pulling force. So i released the bar tape and tried do it again, but the adhesive foil got loose from the leather. I never had this problem with the older brown bar tape.
A> Please return your tape for a replacement, we are sorry for any incovenience this has caused!
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20/06/2013
Written by Stewart Clark
Leather Bar Tape
Out of 3 sets of tape, 1 on a solo & the others on a tandem, only 1 section looks good after less than 12 months. The rest is faded & scruffy. For what it cost, I expected better. Also, the plugs fall apart easily. After contacting Brooks, I have not had a reply. Chain Reaction say it's down to wear & tear. I say it's poor quality as 1 section is nice & shiny.

Save your money and buy something else.
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07/06/2013
Written by jorrit timmermans
Leather Bar Tape
why are both pieces of tape cut exactly the same way at the ends? i put them on the old-fashioned way. starting from the middle i work towards the ends. i need to recut both pieces so they mirror each other and are of the same length. would be much better if this was done by brooks for a better result. i am not sure if i explain myself very well...
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16/11/2012
Written by Jason McCay
Leather Bar Tape
The bar tape I received was pre-tapered for a clean start and finish on the bars. Problem is, both rolls were tapered the same way (left and right sides should be taped in opposite directions). I had to cut new tapers on both sides of one roll, causing about six inches to be wasted. The tape now comes up shorter than I would've liked on the handlebars. Considering the cost of this tape, I was not pleased at such an oversight.
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11/01/2014
Written by Nick Read
Leather Bar Tape
The leather bar tape I have is great (as is my Swift saddle). However, the bar end plugs supplied with the tape simply aren't up to the same high quality and just come apart. This has happened on all four that I have fitted so far. The wooden end caps comes unstuck from the cork insert. This is just irritating as they don't meet the standards of the other products.
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17/06/2016
Written by Antti from United States
They color my hands
I have turquoise ones and when raining they make my hands turquoise. Even after one year daily use. It's very hard to scrub off. Not cool.
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16/10/2014
Written by Benoit Bastien
Leather Bar Tape
Hi Brooks. I bought 2 brown bar tapes in 2014 to restore 2 old 70's Peugeot bikes. The first brown bar tape colour received in June was perfectly matching the brown colour of my swift saddle. Great! But I was completely surprised to receive another brown bar tape with a totally different brown colour from the 1st one... Much more darker... And of course which is not matching my B17 brown saddle....oops, disappointed... How so much difference in brown colour is possible for a similar product bought to the same e-shop? Is there a difference in terms of origin production: Italy vs asia? Did you recently change something for the brown colour of your bar tape? Thanks for clarifications please.
A> as it is a natural product there can be variations in the colour, we can only apologise 
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20/08/2014
Written by Seng Kee Jason Teng
Leather Bar Tape
i bought a white color bar tape from local shop in Singapore so when they wrap the bar tape it tear off is it due to quality or product is over due. And i would like to know the bar tape is it make in China by Brooks or originally come from England.
A> the tape is no longer made in China - but back in Europe. 
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