Specialized S-Wrap Classic handlebar tape review

7 of the best bar tape: Specialized
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A solid and large glue strip on the back holds well and while the easy-to-clean material works well (not that it matters as much when it's black), it wasn't the grippiest on test in the wet.

Reasons to buy
  • +

    Great look and feel

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    Easy to clean

Reasons to avoid
  • -

    Hard to fit

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We liked the classic look and feel of the Specialized S-Wrap handlebar tape.

The leather-like material makes for a comfortable and highly grippy finish but it took us a few attempts to get it to sit right on the handlebar.

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