So I switched over to brooks grip tape on the bars, and i've come across several issues since the switch. the grip tape on the steel road bike bars doesn't feel comfortable whatsoever, this being increasingly noticeable as I step up the length of my rides. would i be able to layer the tape with a strict cushioning style of tape below it? anyone that can relate from experience?
the hands are starting to blister and i'd like to get this fixed asap.
also, the color has near faded completely. i was left with no choice but to to leave the bike out on a rainy day or two, but i would expect a little more resilience from tape that cost me close to $60. does the optional conditioning kit work wonders for preserving the leather?
am i better off with a different type of tape knowing that the bike will not always have a garage to sleep in?
thank you, compadres.