Our shrunken bison leather handlebar tape is a 100% USA grown and made product. The bison leather is raised and tanned in the US, and all of our cycling bar tape is made in our workshop in Austin, TX.
Our durable bison bar tape showcases the amazing hide characteristics this leather offers. Our shrunken bison is highly textured with deep natural wrinkles for a strong grip and a unique feel. Each set will have a unique pattern that typically has a gradient of finer grain tapering to larger grain at one end. The hides are hot processed in oil to create the shrunken effect, which enhances the texture and the extra oils in the hide make it the most durable leather we’ve ever found. Ideal for bikes that will need to withstand the heaviest elements on expedition and off-road riding. This tape is durable enough to withstand impacts and is repairable with conditioner. The shrunken bison also gives a great grip for urban and around town cyclists.
Our shrunken leather bar tape is made from 6ft/2m + long seamless strips with tapered edges. Due to the nature of the raw hides used to make this product, the bar tape can vary in length and not every item we have in stock may fit extra wide drops. If you are looking to use our tape on extra wide drop bars please call or email us before your order so we may verify you get an extra-long pair that will fit your bars.
We strive to make local, sustainable cycling products for all cyclist and bicycle riders.
2X Bar tape strips
2X Twine finishing cord
2X Leather Bar Caps
1x 1oz leather conditioner
Looking to wrap a handrail or other architectural application? Visit our sister company, Obsidian Leather Goods.
thick buffalo hide, feels like my old tennis rackets from the early 90s, seems extremely durable
Very high quality and exactly what I was looking for. Will buy more!
Great thick tape. Have even gine down a couple of times with it and no tears yet!
Excellent. Nice look and comfortable.
I have been wrapping bars for over 50 years started with cloth and have used everything else as it has come along and have gotten quite good at it. This Shrunken Bison is by far the best I have used and like a fine leather saddle only gets better with time. I have found soaking in warm water first makes it supple, stretchy and easy to wrap which produces a very tight wrap when dry that is well worth the extra effort.