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    Salsa cork bar tape. Not adhesive only rubberized? Or did I get a bad batch?

    Hello Mtbr Shiggyites.(followers of the almighty)
    I come to you again with a question of the ages.

    Is Salsa cork bar tape supposed to be rubberized backed? Not adhesive backed like most tapes?

    It wrapped great, is super durable, and feels really soft to the touch. But is isn't holding its place very well on the bar. I only have a couple hundred miles on this tape and its already moving out of place and leaving unsightly gaps on my bars. Not cool. I tape my bars perfectly so that they look awesome. Lets just say these now looked like Crosstown Stew wrapped em.

    If it is a product issue, im sure Salsa will send me some new tape.

    If it is supposed to be like this I could try to wrap the bars super tight, but that would suck. I may go back to Cinelli....

    I look forward to hearing from yall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepo5669 View Post
    Hello Mtbr losers.
    I come to you again with a question of the ages.

    Is Salsa cork bar tape supposed to be rubberized backed? Not adhesive backed like most tapes?

    It wrapped great, is super durable, and feels really soft to the touch. But is isn't holding its place very well on the bar. I only have a couple hundred miles on this tape and its already moving out of place and leaving unsightly gaps on my bars. Not cool. I tape my bars perfectly so that they look awesome. Lets just say these now looked like Crosstown Stew wrapped em.

    If it is a product issue, im sure Salsa will send me some new tape.

    If it is supposed to be like this I could try to wrap the bars super tight, but that would suck. I may go back to Cinelli....

    I look forward to hearing from yall.
    Thanks!
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    I figger I'll answer because I'll readily admit that I'm a gearie loser now.

    Anyways. I used to unwrap and re-wrap my road bars so much with the same roll of tape (Fizik whatever the hell it was) that the adhesive no longer stuck to anything. As long as you wrap them correctly (tightly) and plug up the free end of the tape under the bar plug, it should be fine. I am a fan of bar gels though. ****'s forreals nice.
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    Pretty Please???? Would you answer if I said something nice?

    Glad you are here anyway Shiggy. What is your favorite bar tape?
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    adhesive sucks. wrap your bars better if it's moving around on you. the salsa stuff works great as is. if it's slipping off the tops/right above the hoods, try wrapping it the other directions, not front to back, try back to front. hard to explain that over the internet, but try reversing directions.
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    I agree, adhesive sucks. Salsa tape is my favorite, because it stays in place and it's really comfortable. If you put a good stretch on it while wrapping correctly (Park Tool site way) then you shouldn't have any problems.
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    Thanks fellas. Im gonna get a new roll and wrap em correctly. Im also gonna add some pads.

    I had been wrapping "out" but I yank on the hooks too much so Im going to start wrapping "in".

    Should be good to go. Thanks!
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