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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:48 pm 
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I just bought on of the Antares Cervelo team edition saddle and bar tape sets on ebay. Like this:

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The tape is funny, half is like synthetic leather, half is very glossy plastic.

Which half goes where? Im thinking that the 'leather' bit goes on the drops, but am not sure!


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:54 pm 
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It's just tape, put it on the way you want to, simple


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:09 pm 
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Makes more sense to have the glossy up top, since that is the part that gets more wear and handling.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 11:32 pm 
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I would think it would be better the other way round so the shiny bit lasts longer .
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:41 am 
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I'd go glossy on the drops, matt up top. It's just a personal preference on the aesthetics, keeping the glossy for the sides of the bike and the matt for the middle (following on from the saddle).


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 3:45 am 
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I put glossy on the drops and matt on the top. The glossy stuff is very slippery in the wet.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:43 am 
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petal666 wrote:
I put glossy on the drops and matt on the top. The glossy stuff is very slippery in the wet.


Wouldn't it be more precarious to have slippery grip in the drops vs. the tops?


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 1:53 am 
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unroll the tape
which is the shortest smooth of textured?
the longest section is supposed to cover the drops.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 11:46 am 
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roca rule wrote:
unroll the tape
which is the shortest smooth of textured?
the longest section is supposed to cover the drops.


The smooth section probably only consitutes 25% of the total length. This was my logic too but wanted to ask anyway.

Thanks for everyones thoughts.


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 12:28 pm 
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I have always loved the Antares saddle....just a shame my Arse doesn't share the same passion! :-)


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