Introduction

This guide will demonstrate how to wrap handlebar tape on a road bike with dropout-style handlebars.

Parts

  1. Flip the hood of the brake lever upwards.
    • Flip the hood of the brake lever upwards.

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  2. Peel off the adhesive covering from the back of the bar tape.
    • Peel off the adhesive covering from the back of the bar tape.

    • Place one end of the bar tape around the handlebar, making sure to leave a half inch extended past the end of the handlebar.

    • Begin tightly wrapping the bar tape clockwise around the handlebar so that the bar tape overlaps itself slightly.

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    • After a few wraps, tuck the extra bar tape into the end of the handlebar and firmly push in the bar end plug.

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    • Continue to tightly wrap the bar tape around the bar as evenly as possible.

    • Make sure the adhesive on the back of the bar tape is making contact with the metal handlebar.

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    • Take the extra piece of bar tape provided and cut it to fit the back of the brake lever.

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    • Continue wrapping over lever.

    • Keep in mind the tightness and evenness of space between each wrap as you continue.

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    • Flip the break lever hood back down and continue.

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    • Stop wrapping about 2 inches from stem.

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    • Cut the bar tape diagonally at an approximately 60 degree angle.

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    • Finish the wrap.

    • The cut should make the end of the bar tape a straight line.

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    • Use the electrical tape provided to tightly secure the end of the wrap.

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    • Press down on electrical tape to secure it.

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    • Repeat steps 1-12 on the other side, now wrapping counterclockwise.

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