Cinelli Cork Tape

Wrap them in love.

Cinelli Cork Tape has been a classic to wrap handlebars for years because of its anti-slip properties and natural absorption of sweat. So, put a little extra love into your bike with the rainbow of colors Cinelli features. The tape has an adhesive backing to make for easy installation.

  • Real cork
  • 68 grams
  • Adhesive backing
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tape is great. I don't plan on getting anything but cork going forward.

Cool colors

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This cork tape is great quality. If you go for a lighter color keep in mind your grimmy hands will make it look gross quicker than your dark tones.

Almost perfecto

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Cinelli should be a house hold name for anyone into cycling. This tape wraps well, is affordable and lasts a season. Enough said. Great quality.

Great Grip!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I put this bar tape on my Kona Paddy Wagon commuter and it works great! It's super plush and comfortable and I like the cork speckles in the color. Tons of sweet colors and I went with the yellow!

Cinelli Cork Tape

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Very easy to wrap and feels good while riding. Also very cheap!

Still the classic.

    Cinelli cork tape has been The Reference road bar tape since the early 90s. Why?

    Cinelli invented "cork" (cork/pu/foam) handlebar tape in ~1987. It quickly revolutionized handlebar tape. When I think we used to wrap our road bars in shiny hard plastic Bennoto tape -which provided essentially zero shock absorbtion- I shudder.

    Today... Cinelli cork tape still looks the best, comes in a large selection of cool looking colors, and works fantastically. It is soft, grippy, and shock-absorbing. It really does provide fantastic grip and control.

    ***In addition, Cinelli cork tape only costs $12-14/pkg. That value is unsurpassed in the cycling world.

    Yes, there are now scores of other cork/gel/pu bar tape choices. But none imho have surpassed Cinelli in function, feel, looks, and especially price.

    P.S. -If you ride really rough roads or have wrist pain or carpal tunnel, buy Cinelli "cork-gel" tape at $22/pkg (less on sale). It looks and feels the same, but features a base layer of silicon, and is even more shock absorbing.

    Lastly: I recommend using black electrical tape to finish your bars. It looks much cleaner than the supplied logo finishing tape.

    Comfortable and good looking

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Got this tape in orange for my girlfriend's new bike. It loos great and is comfortable and grippy.


      Ideal thickness and comfort. Great coloring. That logo looks sweet on any ride....

      Great Grip

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've loved the feel of this while riding. My old grip didn't have much give, but this one is perfect. I used it during LoToJa and forgot it was on the handlebars, which is what you hope for. I bought grey and so far it's stayed somewhat clean too.

      Love It

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      A tape that is soft to the touch , excellent comfort. Great orange color. Excellent product .

      Bar tape brand bar tape.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      In the beginning, there was Cinelli cork tape. Since then, there have been innumerable efforts to reinvent the simplest, most basic element of a bicycle. The only appropriate response to this epidemic of over-engineering is: Git'cher damn hands off'a my bar tape.

      Matchy match

        Purchased with:
        Jagwire Road Pro Complete Road Brake And Derailleur Kit in
        Bianchi Celeste.

        New bike feel for cheap

          Cork tape feels great to the touch, cheap way to treat yourself to new bike feel.

          Cinelli Cork Tape

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          One of the best cork tapes out there. Very easy to manipulate during wrapping and durable once on the bars.

          good bargain

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          i do have tape i like a little better overall but for the price if your not racing or riding 100 miles this is a bargain

          Solid Tape

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Great bar tape for the price, easy to wrap, comfy and does a good job of dampening bumps and more colors than the rainbow, can't go wrong.

          Old Reliable and good value.

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          Been using this handlebar tape for years. I have not found anything better at this price.

          Excellent tape

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          The Cinelli is as good as any and usually cheaper to boot. The colors are vibrant and grip is good wet or dry. Doesn't hurt to have a stock of tape in your garage or shop.

          Fine Quality

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I like this tape, but I prefer the gel cinelli better. I'm not changing it until it wears out as there is nothing really wrong with this, but for a bit more squish, go with gel.

          Comfy and great colors

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Definitely solid bar tape. It provides enough cushioning for a comfortable ride, and it lasts for quite a while. Plus, it's super affordable and the colors are great!