Comfortable budget bar tape - recommendations?

SCHeckled Posts: 53
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
As in title, looking for something comfortable but under £20 to replace the OE white tape on my Cube Agree which turned black when my chain broke!

Many thanks.
Lapierre Zesty 714
Transition Covert 29
On One 456C
Cube agree GTC Race


  • Harry182
    Harry182 Posts: 1,169
    I bought some white BBB Race Ribbon handlebar tape on ebay from Absolute Cycles for less than £6 delivered - imho decent quality and comfort, and definitely budget. Don't know how long it'll stay white though. (Then again, for your budget you could buy 3 packs and retape when it gets too dirty.)
  • Harry182
    Harry182 Posts: 1,169
    ... and it looks okay too:

  • avoidingmyphd
    avoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
    sub 20 isn't really that "budget".
    anyway, I like cinelli cork gel: comfortable, fairly durable looks good, easy to fit. it's 12 quid ish everywhere.
  • kfinlay
    kfinlay Posts: 763
    Deda tape is only about £7 and has a plasticy finish so wipes clean otherwise buy Fizik Microtex and put on over your old tape - stays white and the padding from your old tape makes it more comfortable as it's pretty thin.

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  • VintageGt
    VintageGt Posts: 33
    Cinelli Gel Cork is superb I think. Not expensive, comfortable, grippy wet or dry and fairly hard wearing under normal use. I always use it.