Smootape is a revolutionary product from Selle Italia. Smootape tapes offers your hands the perfect grip and as well as eliminating the imperfections from overlapping, ensuring that the taping is smooth.
Selle Italia Selle Italia SMOOTAPE Gran Fondo Gel Handlebar Tape
Great feeling bar tape
Very pleased with this bar tape. Has a soft cushioning feel and nicely "grippy". Looks good too. A bonus is that its durable - 3000 miles on it's still comfy and has withstood some signifiant scuffing having stacked a couple of times. Will definitely use again.
05 September 2016
Attractive, comfortable, long lasting, good value for money
05 September 2016
Italian comfort for your hands
Until six weeks ago, I'd never ridden a road bike. It took about a week for me to get well and truly hooked, but also to notice certain... Areas for improvement.
The first? The bar tape! Much as I love my Allez Sport, the stock bar tape was less than luxurious, and did a superb job of transmitting every jolt and bump on the road straight into my wrists with malicious glee.
I had wanted some fancy stuff I'd seen reviewed in a magazine, but didn't want to wait for it to come from Italy. This was on sale, Italian, and gel! Tick, tick, tick!
Even for a wrapping novice like me it was a doddle to put on. Nice tight wraps with as little or as much overlap as you like (a reasonable amount in my case), and mine is in a gloriously obnoxious yellow to innoculate against SMIDSY.
In use it's a delight, especially with gel pads on the inside of the drops. No more bone jarring shudders when I ride over a dry leaf, less fatigue, and noticeably better grip which inspires confidence.
So why only 4 stars? Because it's encouraged me to ride more, so now it's all grotty from sweat and glove dye. Curse you Selle Italia! Make a version that's muck resistant and you can have my kidneys.
31 August 2016
pretty good bar tape
This tape has a great feel but seams to move a bit on the bars, i've noticed that some gaps have appeared between the wraps, somethign that nomally doesnt happen when i've used other tapes.
23 August 2016
Best upgrade so far
I ride a full carbon bike and still, I was having problems with my fingers going numb on long rides. This not only looks awesome but also took care of that issue in a jiffy. Comfy grips, easy to install and enough gel included to customize your own comfort zones on the handlebar. I will buy these again when I've worn out my current set. Recommended!
23 August 2016
Excellent product in this range. this is a VFM can buy
23 August 2016
great at first
cheap product, and after 2-3 weeks worth of use is now really showing.
Not sure if its designed to be use once and throw away? writing is rubbing off and wont clean up very well and considering its supposed to be bright green, it now very much isnt. havent been through mud, just light rain and some hand sweat and bar tape looks older after 3 weeks than the lizardskin tape it was supposed to replace. you live and learn, should have forked out for more expensive stuff.
however it is comfortable and im not getting numb fingers like i used to so must absorb more vibration, just wish it retained its nice look for a bit longer.
03 August 2016
Too flimsy and can't be cleaned
This tape looks good when new but quickly look dirty and worn. Then after a few particularly sweaty turbo sessions more or less just disintegrated. It is pretty comfortable though, and easy to apply.
10 July 2016
Comfy retro-modern bartape
Easy to wrap bartape that feels a bit like cork tape but with a more modern touch. Soft on the hands and comfy when things get bumpy. The logo's gice the tape a bit of a pro look.
08 July 2016
Plushy and strange tape...
The "smooth"tape from Selle Italia is basically the worst handlebar tape I have ever used. They show pictures of this smooth nice and soft product that does not produce bumps on the handlebars.
There are A LOT of bumps... more than when I wrap normal bar tape (deda cork). Unless you strech the bartape (which I do not recommend) it will not fit in any other way than protruding at least 5 mm on either side of your bars.
After one quick 3 km ride (to the bikeshop) a piece of my tape from the drops came off... I did not even ride on the drops? This is frankly strange.
Also IT IS PLUSHY!? seriously? the tape is marketed as smooth and clean in both feeling and finish. I do not understand the reasoning.
Wiggle delivered this in a timely and neat fashion as always. I highly recommend buying any other tape than this "smoot"ape from wiggle!
17 June 2016
Best bar tape I've had!
It's taken me a long while but I've finally found a bar tape that suits me! Easy to install and comfortable, combined it with some gel pads and I'm delighted.
15 June 2016
Nice Price for great look bartape
Lovely bar tape at great price and funky colours. Would recommend changing bar-tape often as twice a year at these prices as makes the bike feel like new again. Thank you Wiggle for affordable prices yet again.
02 June 2016
The bar tape is great value for money it made the bike look like new and very comfortable
24 May 2016
Tape is fine but colour not accurate
Bought this for my wife's bike. I usually use Deda cork tape, which is half the price, but this looked to come in a closer colour to that that I wanted.
The colour of the tape is unfortunately quite a lot lighter than the pic on the website, and so it doesn't look ad good as it might. Performance-wise it is fine, although I don't think there is any tangible difference between it and the bog standard Deda stuff.
04 May 2016
God feel while riding
I swapped my bar tape for this one and it was easy to apply. It has a good cushioned feel that helps with vibrations & at this price is well worth a try.
23 March 2016
I order this Color to match my bike lettering, it close to perfect. As per installation, it has just the right amount of stretch, easy wrap around the brake levers. As per durability time will tell.
19 March 2016
Not As Picture
I bought the black tape but the Selle Italia logo printed on the tape was white not black. The tape seemed OK but I ended up returning it as it was not what I expected visually.
13 December 2015
A few surprises
Firstly, I was surprised by the prompt and free delivery, my purchases arrived within five days of ordering despite my address in deepest rural France.
Secondly I was surprised that the tape wasn't backed with self-adhesive band, but with a grippy silicon/latex rubber band, this was equally effective, without leaving a residue on the bars for me to clean up when I change tape.
The colour of the tape was identical to the representation on wiggle's websit, this was another surprise, and the tape came complete with ba plugs.
In all I'm pretty delighted with the quality and value,
The performance of the tape was like a revelation; I combined fitting the tape with a change of position on my winter trainer, and I don't recall my hands, wrists and shoulders feeling so comfortable even towards the end of an epic training ride
12 December 2015
Good quality, comfortable and easy to apply. Looks really smart.
10 November 2015
dont expect too much
price is nice but quality is average. look so rough.
20 August 2015
LOVELY LOOKING TAPE !
Got this tape to fit in deda 35mm bars.
Extremely comfy grip.
Nice and neat with NO 'steps in it.
What more can I say, great tape.
28 June 2015
nice bar tape
comfortable tape, what more can I say, it does the job and is ok in the wet
24 November 2014
Nice tape, but gets dirty very quickly. With silicone it has nice grip.
11 November 2014