My bike has always had silver bar tape until the last time I had the bars retaped. Speedo taped them for me, and he used black tape. I really liked the black look, but I found silver bar tape on sale on the interwebs somewhere and have had it in my closet for 4 or 5 months. More specifically, this silver tape is a little unusual because it has a "woven carbon fiber" pattern.
This week, while having some maintenance and repairs done on my bike, I had the mechanic retape the bars. When I went to pick it up, I wasn't sure that I liked the tape, but what do I know? I'll put it up to a vote of my 7 or so readers. Post a comment, and let me know what you think.
Here's a close up, and another photo a little further away. My apologies for the camera phone image, and for the poor lighting in my hotel efficiency kitchenette.