What Road bike bar tape?
Lizard Skins DSP is available in three different thicknesses, 1.8mm, 2.5mm and 3.2mm.
I use the 2.5mm on my Kinesis Tripster but i always ride with gloves, either full fingered in the winter or poncy roadie style in the summer – If you like thick tape then try the 3.2mm DSP, Like a big old chunky comfortable grip on your roadie drop bars but with decent levels of feel and feedbackPosted 4 years agoKryton57Subscriber
SLR tape done, and I like it. However I followed a YouTube vid advice, which places the tape “around ” the bars at the bar end parallel with the end of the bar, tucking the 1/2 width excess inside, which was really difficult as the flexibility of the tape didn’t allow it to be tucked in very easily.
Any advice at how to “start” to make this easier?Posted 4 years agowobbliscottMember
I got some cheap-ish Fizik cork stuff on my Defy. Nits very nice, a was surprised. It’s black with gold speckles, so looks good up close. My LBS also sold an adhesive shaped gel pad kit that you stick on the bars themselves in the usual contact points and then tape over if you’re worried about comfort. Seems a better approach than spending a lot on gel bar tape to me.Posted 4 years ago
mrblobby : I run salsa woodchopper flared end bars and the usual push fit plugs often catch or rub against stuff and fall out so i use the Hope expander plugs as they hold the tape inside very securely, and i’ll only start to worry bout weight when Dave Brailsford calls me up to join the squad.Posted 4 years ago
Kryton, do you wear gloves? Makes a difference IMO, I go for slightly thicker in the summer because I don’t wear gloves, then winter it’s thinner stuff. I use Fizik but I’ve used other brands, Spec’s stuff is pretty good, but the problem with Spec’s is it’s branded and you can see who make the tape, like that really matters.Posted 4 years ago
I don’t agree with just buying the first thing then stick it on, I’ve used stuff that’s been far too sticky, far too fleece like, far too cork based that chips off, some with the glue on the back that lasts 300ths of a second then peels off, a good tape that fits your hands is well worth the cost and effort to roll it on properly, IMO of course.
Take a look at Fizik then Spesh..
Yes, why not?? At £25 or so a pop it’s not a lot of money and not only that it’s all in the feel ( I think anyway ) I can’t abide tape that’s too thick, so slightly thicker in summer because I don’t wear gloves and thinner in winter when I do.. I’ve done P-R a few times and added gel strips under the tape once, and wished I hadn’t, blisters around the thumb/palm so the following year it was back to thin tape and winter gloves, perfect.
Insulation tape ain’t bar tape 😆Posted 4 years ago
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