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07/31/2012

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Whizbo

The Park image above shows a different wrap starting direction than the video. When wrapping, if the same direction is maintained throughout a tape install, either the top or bottom section of the bars will loosen over time due to the riders grip. In the video, the wrap direction is reversed at the brake lever, giving the best of both worlds. This is the preferred method, however it's more difficult to get the tape to lay flat and cover 100% of the bars from showing. The Park site mentions this wrap method in the "advanced tips" area.

Dominic Dougherty

That video is a pretty bad way to wrap bars. It starts wrong, encourages the unnecessary figure-8 behind the brake, and ends wrong - this would NEVER be acceptable in a shop. The direction of pressure applied by the riders hands would cause this tape to loosen and unravel. Bad bad bad.

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