This product is the real deal. It beats the pants off the Brooks version. Buy it!
I’m very pleased with this product! It matched my Brooks honey saddle perfectly. The best part is that the coil was long enough so I was able to double wrap it over my cork tape for added cushion. Definitely recommend this company and product!
I wrapped my black and silver road bike with the black leather. They are beautiful on the bike, and are made of a very high quality leather. It stretched like a dream, not a worry about tearing. On my standard width bars, I nearly used the full length of the leather, and had to back up and stretch it more the first time to get it to fully cover them, I used the figure 8 method without the extra short strip installed under the hoods. Once on, they are great, they have a great grip feel for bare hands, but they do not offer much by way of padding. So on longer rides, I will probably wear padded bike gloves (which I often do anyway). I might consider an under layer of cork tape next time.
First off this is proper full grain leather thinly pared not cheap leather like you’d find on every other leather bar tape. Secondly my tape, the honey colour is a perfect match for my Brooks Saddle, far better than their own or anyone else’s. Thirdly, it wraps and stretches really, really well and re-wraps as many times as you like. Lastly, their customer service is equally brilliant. I wouldn’t consider anything else now.