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.
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.
The installation was super easy! The leather has a nice stretch for a snug fit. The end tucked into the bar nicely to making the end plug also easy to install. If o had one concern, I would recommend gel inserts underneath, as it may be not as plush as other synthetic bar tapes.
Install was as tedious as one would think. Difficult… not at all. Just pay attention to detail and you’ll be stoked. The quality if this leather is above and beyond. If there’s any better, I’ve never seen it. I was even contacted about a question I had about installation on wide drops. Carson was a pleasure to deal with and they have made a customer for life. If you want the best, order with confidence; you will not be disappointed. Keep up the great work!!!
Soft and supple and imbued with the spirit of the American bison. What else could you ask for? 10/10
I love the products from Leh Cycling and have many of my bikes wrapped with Leh Cycling Bar tape. The bison wrap is durable, soft, and I really like how it darkens with use. I just bought 2 of these for gifts for friends! Great product. Great company. Great people