These are soft leather with a self-adhesive double-stick tape on the back. They match the VO elkhide sewn-on handlebar covers and toe clip leathers and protect your paint from chain slap and give your bike a finished look. In decades past, constructeurs actually brazed on fittings over which a leather strip was stretched. Our elkhide strips are the next best thing. They really are so much classier than those fake carbon fiber stickers or thick packing tape you see on some bikes. Like all VO elkhide leather goods, they are cut by hand in the US.