- Made from pigskin, for a thin wrap of the bars
- Bar-end plugs covered with matching leather
- Tape: 67 g (2 rolls)
- Plugs: 6 g (2)
- Made in Japan
Maware Leather Handlebar tape
Our favorite handlebar tape is made from pigskin, which is thinner than leather tape made from cowhide, so it wraps very smoothly. The leather feels luxurious to the touch and acquires a beautiful patina with age.
With enough stretch to make it easy to wrap, and subtle but strong seams, the leather has proven to be very durable. Our original sample has held up well through years of Seattle weather.
Pro Tip: The leather-covered bar plugs are a nice touch, but we recommend Nitto bar plugs that are more secure. Treat your bar tape with Obenauf’s leather preservative from time to time to keep the leather in perfect condition.