HOW TO WRAP HANDLEBARS ON A ROAD BIKE, NO TAPE SHOWING *CLEAN*

HOW TO WRAP HANDLEBARS ON A ROAD BIKE, NO TAPE SHOWING *CLEAN*

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50 Comments

  1. Derek H on November 18, 2022 at 6:59 am

    nicely done!! great videos

  2. Roman Pramuka on November 18, 2022 at 6:59 am

    I’m wrapping this method for years, hate electrical tape on tops, but you run drops in wrong way, better is to run from inside to outside, no issues at all with this direction.

  3. Rob Bastien on November 18, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Best tape job I’ve seen. I’ve been doing it wrong for 15 years, now I know.

  4. Darius Lankarian on November 18, 2022 at 7:02 am

    It may look good but if you use the top of the handlebar alot it will become undone eventually especially if you live in a hot humid climate where glues just melt away.

  5. Stefan Tan on November 18, 2022 at 7:02 am

    Thanks for the video. I’ve been using this method for many years and even used cheap tapes from aliexpress that came without an adhesive. No issues of tape slippage at all.

  6. Carlos Díaz on November 18, 2022 at 7:04 am

    Simply the best… One question… can you use this method with the Di2 bar ends? How would you finish off the wrapping? With electrical tape?

  7. Joe Gamas on November 18, 2022 at 7:07 am

    Awesome job brother, thank you so much for this video, now I can do my own bar tape, except I’m gonna have to watch your video couple of more times…. lol…thanks again brother

  8. Romeo Corvinus on November 18, 2022 at 7:07 am

    My exprience with reverse wrapping not good… Because it’s in reverse so the overalpping is in opposit direction and when I shift from top to hood the lip of the tape kept on catching and when doing offroad the dirt will trap underneath the tape.

  9. Pete Franks on November 18, 2022 at 7:08 am

    Great job looks awesome 👏

  10. Tilltheend on November 18, 2022 at 7:08 am

    It’s the only way to wrap bar tape, being doing it for 25 years !! Wrap as tight as you can and no issues !!

  11. Matthew Sherlock on November 18, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Sweet job 🥳

  12. Nemophilist Fun on November 18, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Nice but wrong way around. This way it comes loose faster, dirt can enter faster and when moving hands downwards along handlebar it doesnt feel as smooth

  13. Rod Costa on November 18, 2022 at 7:10 am

    Hell yeah brother! Thanks!

  14. anonymous komentar on November 18, 2022 at 7:11 am

    On dropbar section, left side should be counter clockwise rotation bar tape..

  15. Anthony G on November 18, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Dang. Made it look so easy. Well done.

  16. FixinTo on November 18, 2022 at 7:15 am

    Dude I tried your reverse wrap with the Aerofly2 but they managed to unravel after a couple hundred miles. Any pointers? Pull tighter?

  17. Vincent Montero on November 18, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Best tape job I’ve ever seen sanitary !!!!!

  18. jonyfany on November 18, 2022 at 7:19 am

    V neat. Won’t last as long like this though.

  19. kawabus on November 18, 2022 at 7:19 am

    This feels like we are trying to fix something that isn’t broken

  20. Josh Power on November 18, 2022 at 7:19 am

    Not as smooth and will lift edges on the drops

  21. Wiggostheone on November 18, 2022 at 7:20 am

    Always do this not sure why anybody would do it any other way

  22. J C on November 18, 2022 at 7:22 am

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  23. Mi Lo on November 18, 2022 at 7:23 am

    I’ve done this however as you ride with your hands on the tape, it has a tendency to row the tape off, if you know what I mean.

  24. Antoine Morin-Prévost on November 18, 2022 at 7:26 am

    who cares if electrical tape is showing, there’s a reason why bars are taped from the drops to the hoods since the beginning of time.
    Most cyclists nowadays are so focused about showing off, its cringe AF

  25. Augusto Ferreira on November 18, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Reverse tape does not work, you are pushing the tape to roll out at the drops. There is a reason you start from the bottom.

    What you can do at the top is to use strong double sided tape to end without electrical tape. But starting at the top is a bad idea.

  26. Pradeep Rajaa Pandian on November 18, 2022 at 7:26 am

    Good technic. I will try this next time. I had the same Supacaz tape on my bike but it lasted only 4 months in some light rain and sunny conditions.

  27. jcsrst on November 18, 2022 at 7:27 am

    That was great! Going to use this technique on my upcoming bar wrap. Thanks for taking the time to show the figure 8 wrap in such detail, I WILL be referencing that! Love the Supacaz bar tape too😊

  28. Spartan_1007 on November 18, 2022 at 7:28 am

    Just wrapped my S-Works hover bars with SupaCaz tape using this tech. I started the wrap exactly at the top of the hover rise. Worked great! Super Clean looking.

  29. tornagawn on November 18, 2022 at 7:28 am

    I prefer end to stem wraps as you’re not rolling the edge of the tape.
    Wrapping the drops with double side tape first is good though, as if you ever crash and rip tape, it won’t unravel.

  30. adunnthing on November 18, 2022 at 7:29 am

    I did this on my bikes after seeing your previous vlog on reverse wrapping the bars. So fresh, so clean!

  31. 1 Sigma Cyclist on November 18, 2022 at 7:30 am

    I run it 2 bikes, and they are still tight. Worth mentioning I use the cheapest AliiExpress tape known to man. One set of tape doesnt even have adhesive. Rock solid. I think for anyone having issues with unravelling, either I’ve been lucky, or it comes down to technique. Given how green a bike mech I am, equal chance of either

  32. Richard Koh on November 18, 2022 at 7:34 am

    Really enjoy your videos !! You da man !!

  33. SolitaryRefinement on November 18, 2022 at 7:35 am

    I tried the reverse wrap once, but when I rode aggressively, my hands would splay out and go against the seam of the tape and ended up making the ends curl up.

    I have that Supacaz on my all-road rig. At first, I hated it. The shop put it on without letting me know instead of the Fizik I normally use. It felt too sticky (in a bad way). Now that it’s worn in a bit, it feels absolutely great.

  34. Nelson Silva on November 18, 2022 at 7:35 am

    Yes, you are a genius, in decades of cycling no one came up with this.
    Then you see the comments and why this does not work.
    Of course the pro cyclist and their mechanics are not up to par in this regard you are the genius.
    2 rules, from bottom to top and to the outside of each bar.

  35. David on November 18, 2022 at 7:38 am

    This is the way it was done when bar tape was invented, for 38 years this is how I’ve always had it done and NEVER once had an issue except wearing out the tape…. "This is the way"

  36. John Sasser on November 18, 2022 at 7:38 am

    If your leaning on the turn in your bars, your reach/bike is too big…

  37. Jeger M on November 18, 2022 at 7:38 am

    I’ve always wanted to wrap my bartape this way, but I have the shimano di2 bar end junction plug thing, so as far as I know, I can’t use this technique. Maybe if I ever get another bike with the new 12spd di2, I will try this technique. Awesome video anyway.

  38. Ian H on November 18, 2022 at 7:39 am

    Manufacturers used to use this method for decades until the "Pros" decided to do it the other way.
    I have used this method all my life and I have never had any tape come loose, I am 55.
    I always use tape with the adhesive on the back.
    I used to do this at Raleigh and have easily done over 30,000 bars this way so I have a little bit of an advantage 😀.
    I know it was over 30 years ago but the skill never leaves you once you’ve learnt it.
    125 bars a day, 5 days a week and 48 weeks a year.
    I was doing it for just over a year.

  39. Greg Schramm on November 18, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Looks good

  40. Five Minute Velo on November 18, 2022 at 7:43 am

    Instead of reverse wrapping try this: https://youtu.be/F8japudqLDE

  41. Brandon Wagner on November 18, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Best part of wrapping from the top is when the tape comes undone at the bar end you can just rewrap it.

  42. sAmiZZle82 on November 18, 2022 at 7:46 am

    I notice the way you wrapped it on the drops the tape is going inward not out away from the bike. I’ve always heard to tape outward on the drops. Is this not a thing to worry about anymore? How long does this method for you?

  43. JoJo.road.cycling on November 18, 2022 at 7:47 am

    My mechanic also does it this way, love it!

  44. EM69 on November 18, 2022 at 7:48 am

    This is the way I used to do it back in the 70s when all we had was Cloth or Benotto shiny tape, nothing is new.

  45. GC Performance on November 18, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Is this not the cleanest setup to run?!?

  46. Bill Kallas on November 18, 2022 at 7:51 am

    20 some years ago, I bought something called "Handlebar Tape Locks" for my bikes, that were plastic, and covered up any electrical tape that secured the ends of the bar tape. They came in multiple colors that could match your bar tape. I’m still using them on all my bikes, 20 years later. Looks like they are only available from China. PS. They only work on round bars.

  47. Randy Bumgardener on November 18, 2022 at 7:54 am

    Frayed bar tape edges look and feel way worse than finishing tape.

  48. Robert Nowak on November 18, 2022 at 7:57 am

    Definitely wrong way round. Depending on the tape used it will tend to unwrap. Your hands grip will work against the wrapping. The rest of the world starts wrapping from the bar end by good reason.

  49. Michael Steven on November 18, 2022 at 7:58 am

    This method sucks..the bar tape ALWAYS folds over and slides down the bar..Go ahead, waste your $40+ on it.

  50. fradd on November 18, 2022 at 7:59 am

    dont do this

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