n 1983 Antonio Colombo invented an entirely new “feeling” in the history of cycling bartape: Cinelli Original Cork Ribbon. Upon its release this grippy, spongy but durable and ultralight mix of EVA and natural cork immediately rendered other bar tapes of the day (made from cotton or vinyl) technologically null.
Splash mixed colours made from Cork powder in a Polyurethane mix. Includes chrome plastic end plugs and finishing tape.
If it’s not Cinelli, it’s not original cork ribbon.
Winner of the 2000 Consumer Choice Award.