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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nicely done!! great videos
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.
Best tape job I’ve seen. I’ve been doing it wrong for 15 years, now I know.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
Great job looks awesome 👏
It’s the only way to wrap bar tape, being doing it for 25 years !! Wrap as tight as you can and no issues !!
Sweet job 🥳
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
Hell yeah brother! Thanks!
On dropbar section, left side should be counter clockwise rotation bar tape..
Dang. Made it look so easy. Well done.
Dude I tried your reverse wrap with the Aerofly2 but they managed to unravel after a couple hundred miles. Any pointers? Pull tighter?
Best tape job I’ve ever seen sanitary !!!!!
V neat. Won’t last as long like this though.
This feels like we are trying to fix something that isn’t broken
Not as smooth and will lift edges on the drops
Always do this not sure why anybody would do it any other way
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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.
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
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.
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.
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😊
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.
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.
I did this on my bikes after seeing your previous vlog on reverse wrapping the bars. So fresh, so clean!
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
Really enjoy your videos !! You da man !!
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.
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.
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"
If your leaning on the turn in your bars, your reach/bike is too big…
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.
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.
Instead of reverse wrapping try this: https://youtu.be/F8japudqLDE
Best part of wrapping from the top is when the tape comes undone at the bar end you can just rewrap it.
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?
My mechanic also does it this way, love it!
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.
Is this not the cleanest setup to run?!?
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.
Frayed bar tape edges look and feel way worse than finishing tape.
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.
This method sucks..the bar tape ALWAYS folds over and slides down the bar..Go ahead, waste your $40+ on it.
dont do this