Maware Leather Handlebar tape

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. The colors are dyed into the leather, so they acquire a nice patina with age. Even the white is an off-white that still shows the natural leather color.

With enough stretch to make it easy to wrap, and subtle but strong seams, the leather has proven to be very durable. Our original samples have held up well through years of Seattle weather.

Pro Tips: Install the leather tape over double-sided sticky tape to make sure the leather tape doesn’t move. 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.

  • 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
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