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Taping bars all the way to stem - Yes or No ?

bilabonicbilabonic Posts: 299
edited July 2009 in Road beginners
Hi All

Just had my self a new set of Wing style carbon bars. They look nice on the stem with the flat wing parts showing with graphics.

I have seen some people not wrap this part in tape. Is this just for show or personal thing ?

What do you do and do you have any pics ??

Specialized Epic FSR Carbon Comp


  • ChrisszChrissz Posts: 727
    Personally I have never taped along the flats - I go just up past the hoods.

    (note - hoods are now back to black :))

  • bilabonicbilabonic Posts: 299
    Looking good, think i will do the same for the 'looks'. Always wear gloves anyway.

    Anyone else got pics ?

    Specialized Epic FSR Carbon Comp
  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    Those sort of bars aren't designed to be taped all the way to the stem - or even the normal couple of inches either side.

    They're shaped for handholds as it is so tape would make them pretty bulky. Most people stop at the hoods.
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
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