I found the tape easy to wrap compared to other tape and does look quite good. Does feel a little more plastic than some.
12 July 2016
Very comfortable for my commute, looks great and good adhesion made fitting easy.
13 June 2016
Great value and easy to install. Tape seems to be long enough. Have used on two builds now
07 June 2016
good retro looking tape
the tape is very nice looking, does the job, however, it's a bit thin when you hold the handlebar, I am seriously thinking about wrap another one on the handlebar!!!
07 May 2016
Looked good, but started to show signs of wear after 2 weeks of daily use.
10 April 2016
Feather look at cheapest price
The wiggle price is even lower than Taobao price tag.
Honey brown look and feel excellent.
20 March 2016
Looks great and works well
Was fairly easy to apply and looks good on teh bike.
02 March 2016
Looks decent, doesn't last too long
If you want something purely for aesthetics then this looks pretty decent. The finish is quite slippery so not the best in terms of performance. The perforated design means that the brown surface starts to peel off quite quickly where you put your hands on the bars. I've be using this daily (commuting) for ~ 4 months and I pretty much need new bar tape now. I would highly recommend the brown charge u-bend tape if you want 'retro' bar tape. It's much more comfortable, better finish and lasts much longer.
22 February 2016
Cheap and moderately cheerful
The colour is a lurid hue that sighted people will not mistake for leather. Neither will unsighted people, because unlike leather this tape is extremely soft and very stretchy, while the backing foam is also very soft (though thin). When taping, the edges therefore adopt a stressed and creased look from the tension. This is not unattractive.
The result feels great while cycling (unless you prefer masses of padding) and wears okay in my experience – I got two years out of my first tape and bought it again before I realised problem number 2 below.
The adhesive on the back of this tape is excessively sticky. This has two downsides: (1) when taping, you only get one shot to get it right. Unwinding even a single loop of tape is impossible, because (2) when you want to remove the tape, the adhesive sticks so strongly that the tape rips off and leaves bits of backing foam glued tightly to your handlebars. It’s very difficult to clean up your handlebars for the next tape job. I resorted to various powerful cleaners and eventually had to pry it off with my thumbnail one millimetre at a time. Took half an hour!
The silver logo is tacky but can be largely hidden with appropriate orientation of the tape.
As with every bar tape I’ve tried, the rolls are about a foot shorter than they should be. Be careful you don’t run out before you finish the job. You certainly won’t be cutting off any spare tape.
Still: tolerable for the price. There aren’t many cheap, brown bar tapes available.
01 February 2016
Don't Get it Wet!
Really disappointed with this. I had a couple of rides in the rain and the tape has disintegrated, with the outer coming away from the black sponge (see photo). The brown colour is a nice match for a Brooks saddle, but any bar tape that only lasts a couple of months (700 miles) can't be good value. A shame, as I have the black version of this on my summer bike which is comfortable and lasting well.
28 January 2016
Good match for Brooks saddle
Pretty good color match for a honey Brooks saddle. The Deda silver logo was somewhat prominent, but I installed the tape with the logo covered, and looks very classy. The tape is somewhat thin on padding, so I installed it over a layer of cloth bar tape, for extra comfort. For one trying to match a leather Brooks saddle, this is an excellent value, compared to the other full leather options available.
05 November 2015
Great quality, superb value
Product cleans easy, stretches and wraps great and provides excellent value. Can't really beat it for the price. Oh and the colors are great!!
05 August 2015
Rubbish bar tape
This brown, very faintly leather look bar tape was rubbish. The brown colour peeled off almost immediately leaving the white material bar tape below. After two months I am replacing with standard brown tape, which is a better bet. Avoid this rubbish.
30 June 2015
My favourite bar tape of all time! Looks great if you have a retro-looking steel frame.
24 April 2015
Not as described
Unlike the picture, the actual item has the word Deda in bright silver lettering covering half a side of tape every couple of inches. This is not in the picture and takes a lot of effort to hide whilst fitting the tape. This has a really negative affect on an otherwise good tape.
19 April 2015
Looks good, feels good, no slippage. Decent purchase for what it's worth. Only irritating quality is reverse wrapping the tape to lose deda logo
01 February 2015
Great value bartape
Great value, well padded bar tape in a lovely mock leather look
26 January 2015
Nice Looking Tape
Bought this to complement a Brooks Swift Saddle on my renovated Mercian Pro Lugless Road Frame (which is now 28years old and still going strong). Looks good and functions just as handlebar tape should. My only reservation is the Deda logo which is printed at regular intervals along the tape and shows whichever way you wind it on - not a big deal but I would have preferred just a plain brown look to the handlebars.
24 January 2015
Looks good though not heavily padded.
Bought to match a San Marco leather saddle. This tape looks good (fairly authentic leather look). It's not particularly well padded - I use cork tape on my other bikes (Cinella or ProLogo) which is more comfortable.
The Deda tape came up a bit short - a friend has had the same issue.
03 January 2015
Cheap and does the job
The tape is great value for the price. Only negative is the Deda logo is printed in silver all over the tape but you can get round this by fitting the tape in reverse hiding the logo underneath the over lapping tape.
21 November 2014
Quality as good as its price.
Same exactly as what I am looking for and quality as good as its price.
19 November 2014
great finish to vintage rebuild
Great product even better price i would recommend tis product
10 November 2014
Feels great and looks great. We will see how long they last.
04 November 2014
Leather look bar tape
Looks like leather....feels like bar tape. Using it on an old runabout racer and makes much more sense than spending 40 bucks on some shoreditch wannabe leather chunder that falls off after the first few uses.
28 October 2014
Colour matches brown leather look saddle.
Perfect match for Madison Breeze brown saddle on daughter's new road bike.
26 September 2014
Added this tape to the handlebars of my 70's Viking Superstar and it looks really good and contrasts the older style bike very well
10 September 2014
This is more of an opinion rather than a review.
I am a mid-30s commuter/leisure cyclist (about 6 miles each way) and have never used tape in any bike. So i decided to try it out by buying a cheap tape and having a go.
It is there for about 120miles and it is still all there despite this being my very first attempt on applying tape to anything.
It is also a lot more comfortable than I was expecting in my oblivious zero previous experience (and I wear a gel padded glove in my short commute as old fat fellow do)
I am positively surprised by this tape considering the amount of money spent. It isn;t THAT resistant, it will scratch, I'm sure, whenever it meets any surface but it is fare for the price.
28 August 2014
Look good and does its job.
Actually I got this tape to finish my moto cafe racer project.
For the price, you will not find anything better and I have to say it look real savage and got loads of question and praise on how good it looks on the bike for retro look and that coming from my not cycling mates.
Said all that if I was doing retro bicycle built I would splash out on something bit more leather looking or real leather.
08 July 2014
Nice tape but...
A good-looking tape but spolied by silver printing along the centre. It can be very carefully wrapped to hide the writing but it's difficult to avoid it showing on tight curves. Why have it there and make life diffoicult?
09 February 2014
It ain't leather, but....
Good quality synthetic tape, not convinced it'll fool people but goes on well, not overly tough though, on my second set....
12 January 2014