This seamless perforated leather bar tape is made from fine Australian cow hide. Package contains two rolls (one roll per side of handlebar), each ~80 inches. Available in Black, Espresso, and Honey
Note - this batch of Macchiato tape is redder then usual and doesn't quite match other honey items. It's still handsome though!
Classy wooden bar plugs included.
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As others have reported—and as Velo Orange (now) themselves admit—the Macchiato color is really a bright orange. So, neither macchiato (which should be brown, the result of adding a trace of milk to black coffee), nor honey. I dyed mine with Honey-color Angelus Leather Dye. The results match my Brooks B17 Honey saddle and my Brooks/Ergon Honey grips. You will probably get a more uniform color if you dye before installing the leather bar tape. A good product, with no splices (unlike the Brooks leather bar tape), but I take one star away for having to apply my own dye.
Excellent feel and look to this leather tape. Don’t expect the macchiato color to match your honey brown saddle. Not sure where to get a red macchiato. I’d call it brick.
Not sure how you can call this reddish-brown, almost conker-coloured tape 'honey' with a straight face, but the leather itself is very very nice. No joins, and no paper-thin weak spots unlike some other premium brands. I wish it didn't have the adhesive strip down the back because that really doesn't help for getting it on, which does need some care and repositioning to get it looking tidy. Some people like the sticky back, so I'll just have to deal with it. Feels great, looks good (gaah! Wrong colour), high quality tape.
have returned the tape and am now realizing that the imitation leather tape i have purchased is just that imitation! i will continue to use the imitation tape i have purchased til i can no longer stand it. then im coming back to leather
I've used this tape on my touring bike for the better part of a decade, so can answer Paul's comment about wet weather riding! This tape is indestructible. I have ridden 7-day tours with lots of rain and the color comes back when dried out. Scuffs and surface wear disappears with the same leather treatment I use on my Brooks saddles. For feel, I find it a cross between cloth and foam tapes, firm but not too hard. After all this time, it shows a "beausage" like the history of my rides. I can't say if the color of my dark red-brown tape is the same as current, but mine nearly matches my Brooks red-brown B17. While it may likely weigh and cost more than other cloth or foam tapes, well worth the difference!