TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN) — Velo Saddles is offering a new handlebar tape that uses proprietary technology to bond 3M reflective materials to the tape without any detriment to hand feel or durability.
The black tape is discreet in daylight, but reflects when a light source hits the tape. The tapes use Velo’s microfiber or anti slip material on the gripping surface. The tapes are tested to withstand 13 kg of stretching tension, which the company said is far beyond the industry standard. This ensures the tapes are easy to install, and stay still once they’re on the bars.
Velo said the tape’s gel backing increases comfort and reduces fatigue for the rider and replaces the traditional adhesive strip to provides sufficient grip to hold the handlebar tape in place while also allowing easy removal and replacement with no glue residue left behind on the handlebars.