Bike Ribbon Wafer handlebar tape review

7 of the best bar tape: Wafer
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Once on, the Wafer was relatively grippy, especially in dry conditions, though once wet it gets dirty very quickly and it wouldn't take long for it too look tired.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Good grip

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Got dirty quickly

  • -

    Hard to fit

Why you can trust Cycling Weekly Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

Bike Ribbon offers a number of handlebar tapes to suit most styles and budgets, but we decided to go for the Wafer as a budget option.

Wrapping was a little tricky to get on as the material doesn't stretch, meaning it was hard to get it right.

Thank you for reading 10 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.