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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.
    • Flip the hood of the brake lever upwards.

  2. 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.
    • 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.

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

  4. 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.
    • 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.

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

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  7. Continue wrapping over lever. Keep in mind the tightness and evenness of space between each wrap as you continue. Keep in mind the tightness and evenness of space between each wrap as you continue.
    • Continue wrapping over lever.

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

  8. Flip the break lever hood back down and continue. Flip the break lever hood back down and continue.
    • Flip the break lever hood back down and continue.

  9. Stop wrapping about 2 inches from stem. Stop wrapping about 2 inches from stem.
    • Stop wrapping about 2 inches from stem.

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

  11. Finish the wrap.
    • Finish the wrap.

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

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

  13. Press down on electrical tape to secure it. Press down on electrical tape to secure it. Press down on electrical tape to secure it.
    • Press down on electrical tape to secure it.

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

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