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Deda Elementi Padded Foam Bar Tape


Price: $7.98 - $40.78
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  • Claimed Weight: 40 g
  • Material: foam
  • Recommended Use: wrapping your cars

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Deda Elementi Padded Foam Bar Tape + Fizik Bar Gel with Four Pieces (No tape)
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Product Description

Cinelli Cork tape was the standard for ages until Deda came along and built a better mousetrap. We love what Deda does with their Foam handlebar tape because it has just a kiss more cush than cork, without being as cloying chunky as Fizik bar gel. For almost all rides and almost all circumstances, Deda Foam's thickness is perfect. You'll be glad you have it on long rides and on lousy roads. Features a micro-cellular structure on a rubber surface for a nicely tacky grip. Comes with an adhesive backing. Available in numerous colors. The actual weight of the Deda Elementi Padded Foam Handlebar Tape is 53g.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 2 inches ; 2.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003UW6A2W
  • Item model number: Deda Elementi
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,236 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Customer Reviews

Easy to apply and very comfortable.
W. McNeal III
I had to use Goo Gone orange cleaner to remove the adhesive and pieces of foam stuck to the bars.
michael
In my opinion this is the best tape out there.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By leadcoffin on October 14, 2008
Color Name: Carbon Look Gold Verified Purchase
This tape may cost more than some other products but I definitely notice the difference! For years I have had difficulties with pressure on my hands, but this tape really provides great cushioning! Aside from comfort,the rainbow of color options ensures it will look good with any bike. The Olympic Gold is shiny and beautiful!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 16, 2013
Color Name: CelesteSize Name: One Size
In my opinion this is the best tape out there. Where it stands apart from other foam tapes is the density--it's on the thick side, but unlike other thick tapes it's not "squishy" or "spongy." This makes it extremely comfortable on the hands while still providing great grip and control. The firmness of the tape definitely helps in tight cornering when you're putting a lot of pressure on the bars or gripping tightly to maintain control (e.g., I use it on my cyclocross bike where grip is important). It doesn't "give" or squirm under your grip, which makes you feel more in control. The density also makes it wear very well. It keeps it's ability to absorb shock and provide grip for a very long time. Wraps easy, stretches very well--I've wrapped at least 20 bars with this stuff and I've yet to tear it from stretching it too tight. My only complaint is the adhesive backing--it's completely unnecessary and makes uninstalling and re-using the tape more difficult than it would be otherwise. You can still re-use the tape after un-wrapping your bars, you just have to unwrap very carefully--the adhesive backing tends to tear the tape if you unwrap too quickly. Small niggle for otherwise great bar tape. And, it's not that much pricier than the generic "cork" tape. Highly recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By smudgedlens on September 5, 2014
Color Name: CelesteSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
This was my first time installing bar tape so I knew that it wouldn't go perfectly smoothly. I followed a video on YouTube on how to do it and then practiced several times without removing the paper from the adhesive tape on the back. When it came time to use live ammo, I managed to get both sides taped without incident. But there was very little room for error. I was careful to overlap roughly 1/3 of the tape as I wrapped and still came up slightly short on both bars.

I really wish they'd make the tape a little longer so there is a bit of breathing room. This was most likely exacerbated by my lack of experience, but it still feels like they could've added a few more inches on there.
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By ImNotReal on July 3, 2013
Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size
I picked a pack of this up at my LBS yesterday and put it on my Kona Jake before my morning ride today. Despite having never wrapped bars before, I had no real trouble putting it on, even over my old tape. After a ~10 mile ride I'm happy to report that it's is both comfortable and stylish.

I had been considering splurging on Lizard Skins, but my LBS only carries this and I generally trust their judgement. Happy I did!

The only downsides to this tape are the adhesive strip on the underside (which was already coming apart when I peeled off the backing,) and the too small/inflexible branded finishing tape they supply. But the sticky isn't really useful anyways (except maybe helping keep the tape in place if you aren't pulling it tight enough), and you don't need their finishing tape if you have a roll of electrical tape or wrap from the stem.
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By OutedAngel on February 27, 2008
Color Name: Dark BlueSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Deda Tape is a good cycling bar tape, it has a semi stick backing to help the bar wrapper keep the tape in place when wrapping it around cycling bars. It comes is a wide variety of colors which is the main reason why I ordered from amazon; I was searching for a darker blue color of a bar tape which Deda had. If I need a spare, I will definitely reorder from Deda.Deda Elementi Handlebar Tape Ocean Dark Blue
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Color Name: BlackSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
In short, not the best tape I've ever used. Bought it because it was cheap but it was extremely short. I did a figure 8 wrap around the levers and I only over lapped 1/3 of the tape. This was for my father's 70's Viscount and I know the handle bars couldn't be more than 39 or 40 wide and the drops aren't huge either. I still barely had enough to make it to the flats. Will be going back to sram supercork next time.
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By Jenny Hager on July 3, 2014
Color Name: Carbon Look Gold
The color is more like a nasty mustard yellow/ brown. Not gold.
The tape itself is good tape.
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Color Name: Black CarbonSize Name: One Size Verified Purchase
Seller delivered tape on time ! I love the black carbon looks on handlebars ! Feels good solid on touch ! Highly recommended ! I finally got tape that looks great and feels good !
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