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Cinelli Cork Tape(5 posts)

Cinelli Cork TapeI Love Shimano
Aug 15, 2001 7:54 PM
What makes Cinelli cork Tape a cut above the rest? JUst wondering, because I use Silva cork, and I on't really know how another brand of the same material could be 'better.' Enlighten me =)
Its the packagingAtombomber
Aug 15, 2001 8:17 PM
Cinelli uses nicer boxes than Bike Ribbon by la Spirale, who make the Cinelli. Bike Ribbon is about 25% cheaper where I buy, and exactly the same material. Doesn't have the fancy schmancy 'C' logos though.
Its the packagingpeloton
Aug 16, 2001 8:10 AM
Under either brand, it's good stuff. Spirale makes it for Cinelli, and they do a good job. I would buy the Spirale stuff more often if it were more availible in my area. Cinelli seems to have better distribution. I like the feel of this tape (regardless of who's logo is on it), the adhesive backing is nice, and it is grippy in the rain too. The only negative I could add to it is that you have to be careful wrapping your bars with it. The natural cork in this tape breaks more easily than synthetic when it is streched too far. I also prefer black eletric tape to the end tape that comes with it, it seems to last longer (less logos too). I perfer the Cinelli (Spirale) tape to any others I have tried.
re: Cinelli Cork TapeJack S
Aug 16, 2001 4:52 AM
If you don't like to wrap you tape tight, they are one of the few that still use an adhesive backing
I always suspected I was paying $5 for the box...cory
Aug 16, 2001 7:13 AM
I have it on my Atlantis (the celeste almost matches Atlantis' Russian-military green), and I'm sort of iffy about it. Looks nice, but I'm always afraid I'm going to grip it too tight and shred it. Soon as it gets ratty, which won't be long, I'm going to overwrap with old-fashioned cotton tape.