A racing bike without a handlebar tape does not exist. Handlebar tapes are always present on these racing machines and have many advantages. A tape offers damping and ensures that vibrations from the road surface are absorbed. This prevents tired hands and arms and keeps you cycling longer. They come in all sorts of shapes and colors. From material with a pattern that gives extra grip to a more sticky surface. Thinner tapes for cyclists who wear good gloves and thicker handlebar tapes that provide extra damping. And always in a color that matches your bike.