Cinelli Cork Gel Handlebar Tape
Gel cork by Cinelli--bumpy roads won't be a problem anymore. Also, good for those with arthritis or hand pain. The gel a more comfortable tape with the highest shock absorbing properties. The Gel VibraAbsorbor is Cinelli's secret. This special gel covers the inner surface of the tape. Cinelli Gel cork has an adhesive making it easy to wrap. Try it on the cobble stones ground or on a rough road.
- It is heat-proof (more than 60°C)
- Super elastic (elongation is exceeding 100% its length)
- Hard to tear
- Incredibly shock absorbing and soft
- The thickness of the gel stripe makes the bar section easier to grip
AnonymousPosted on 11/30/2015
I've used a number of other cork/gel tapes over the years and in some cases, I've had to replace those other tapes due to wear in the middle of the season. But Cinelli lasts throughout the cycling season (3000 miles for me), so the extra cost is worth it.....
Pros Wears well
AnonymousPosted on 6/23/2013
There is a reason why Cinelli tape has been around as long as it has, it's the best tape there is. I've tried other tapes in the past but I always come back to Cinelli. This gel tape is has a great cushion feel to it that helps eliminate road buzz.
AnonymousPosted on 4/22/2007 5:59:03 PM
Ive ridden with Cinelli cork for 20 years. Except for the extra padding, this feels the same as regular Cinelli cork to me. It is also exceptionally durable.
AnonymousPosted on 2/1/2007 10:09:36 PM
Ok in terms of vibration damping, but the tactile feel of the tape itself wasnt my cup of tea - like recycled plastic. Feels greasy compared to others.