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Unique and distinctive handlebar tape for bicycles, whether fixie, road or triathlon bike.
Unique and distinctive handlebar tape for bicycles, whether fixie, road or triathlon bike.
91 backers pledged CA$ 10,140 to help bring this project to life.

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Road & Ribbon - Custom Handlebar Tape

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At first glance, handlebars might seem like an afterthought. But we believe it’s the perfect start and arguably the most intimate connection between a human and their bicycle. The goal is individuality, all while building your tribe. Clout is one thing, but being authentic on and off the road is what matters most.

*available with the Cycling Event Deal and Corporate Deal 

Our handlebar tape is meant to redefine the way we connect with our bike, without compromising its essential features. We selected the highest quality materials and worked with the best suppliers there is to ensure that our product exceeds the standards you are used to.

 

Installing our handlebar tape could not be any easier, thanks to the 3M adhesive at the back of the handlebar tape. Follow these 3 steps and you will be ready to ride with style within 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can have it done at your local shop for a few bucks.

1. WRAP AROUND TIGHTLY

 2. CUT EXCESS TAPE

 3. TUCK THE TAPE IN AND INSERT PLUG

 

 

 

 

 

We are two young professionals who share a passion for cycling and design. Maya is a sport nutritionist and triathlete living in Quebec City. Based in Montreal, Kevin comes from a business background and loves road cycling. 

We are supported by a team of amazing people helping us in different areas of the project. Together, we spent countless hours over the past year to create these unique handlebar tape designs. We elaborated our own designs, looked for the best suppliers and also made new friends along the way.

And then there is you... We now need your help to spread the word, create more designs and make this project a living story. Merci !

 

Risks and challenges

We take this project very seriously. We have put our own money in this project and are very confident that you will have your new favorite bar tape on your bike within the expected timeline. Here is why:
1. Our product is already fully developed and has been manufactured in small lots by our selected suppliers;
2. Our final prototypes have already been tested in the field for a while, without any issue;
3. We only deal with long-established suppliers in which we have complete trust.

With regards to our initial four designs, the next steps will simply be to place orders with our suppliers, package the products and ship them to you. The main challenge is to make sure that we have enough volume to meet the minimum order quantities for all four designs.

If you purchase a custom tape, we will obviously work with you and the suppliers to complete the design you have in mind. Depending on the number of design iterations, there may be delays before you get your hands on your truly unique handlebar tape. Rest assured, you would only like it more.

One thing is sure: we commit to always keeping you in the loop and being transparent. Thanks for your trust and looking forward to seeing our bar tapes on your bike.

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    Thank You :)

    Every step towards our goal counts. We'll keep you in the loop as we go forward. Thanks!

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    Be on our Official Backers List

    This means the world to us. Your name will show up on our website as a backer, and we'll keep you up to date with our progress.

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About US$ 19

    Early Bird - Get One Set

    For our earliest backers, we set aside a hundred custom handlebar tape sets. Hurry up and be among the first in the world to get your hands on it, pun intended!
    (Retail US$45)

    Includes:
    • Road & Ribbon Handlebar Tape
    • Your Name on Our Website
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    Road & Ribbon Kickstarter Special

    This is the real deal. Choose the perfect match for you and your bike.
    (Retail US$45)

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    • Road & Ribbon Handlebar Tape
    • Your Name on Our Website
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    We're Just Friends

    Did you miss the Early Bird offer? Get your custom handlebar tape here and give one to a friend.
    (Retail US$90)

    Includes:
    • Road & Ribbon Handlebar Tape
    • Your Name on Our Website
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    Founding 4

    One of each. Get all 4 initial designs and be an R&R pioneer!
    (Retail US$180)

    Includes:
    • 1 set of "King of the Mountain"
    • 1 set of "Golden Summit"
    • 1 set of "Spring Blossom"
    • 1 set of "Funky Fresh"
    • Personalized Thank You Card Signed by the Founders
    • Your Name on Our Website
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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About US$ 223

    Bike Shop Deal

    Do you want to sell Road & Ribbon custom handlebar tape in your bike shop? This is the place to get it.
    (Retail US$360)

    Includes:
    • Road & Ribbon Handlebar Tape
    • US$25 Facebook Ads to Draw Customers to Your Store
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    Bike Team Deal

    You are part of a bike team? Make sure that your team stands out with custom handlebar tape for less than US$25/tape
    (Retail US$1,490)

    Includes:
    • 16× Road & Ribbon Handlebar Tape
    • Instragram Post Dedicated to Your Team
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    Pledge CA$ 3,000 or more About US$ 2,235

    Cycling Event Deal

    Organizing an event or sponsoring one? Allow us to design an inspiring bar tape for your participants and guests, or send us yours!

    Includes:
    • 150× Custom Handlebar Tape
    • Personalized Thank You Card Signed by the Founders
    • Instagram Post to Promote Your Event
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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About US$ 3,724

    Corporate Deal

    You manage a thriving business and would like to promote your brand in a innovative way? Whether for corporate gifts or to reward employees who cycle to work, send us your logo and company’s mission statement and we will personalize a package for you.

    Includes:
    • 300× Custom Handlebar Tape
    • 300× Custom Box
    • Instagram Post Dedicated to Your Business
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