I am a fan of the Fi'zi:k bar tape. I have had the black cork stuff as long as I can remember and decided to switch to white. I tried a white cork but it got dirty too fast. This tape has stayed clean much longer. It doesn't have the padding that cork does but it makes up for it in style. I have gotten used to it anyway and don't really wear gloves either. Since my initial purchase I have put this tape on many of my friends bikes and on my commuter. I am sold.