Got dirty white bar tape?

If you use white bar tape on your road bike, then you know that white is a magnet for dirt. The easiest way to clean white bar tape is with some Simple Green and a rag. Spray some onto a rag and start scrubbing. Half of this tape was treated with Simple Green while the other half wasn’t. See the difference?
This technique also works great on white wall tires!
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  1. Colby

    Genius. Thanks for the tip!

  2. JohnnyK

    Why not use a different color bar tape that does not attract dirt. One less chore.

  3. RL Policar (Post author)

    Many bikes come with white bar tape. Sure it makes sense to go with black or some other dark color. But the truth is, people just like white so they put up with it.

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