Repost from the track subforum but thought I would try here too:
Just ordered a deda pista track bar. Wondering if I should go with grips on the drops or cork tape. If grips what do people recommend?
do you care about dampening? where will you grip?
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Grips if its strictly a track bike, full wrap if you ride in the street.
I just ride on the street and will have track drops. I am going to use fizik bar tape and completely wrap them.
The Fizik wrap is pretty sweet. I would completely wrap so you can take advantage of all the hand positions.
Where can I order track grips? Can't seem to find them...
Don't upgrade, ride up grades.
08 Schwinn Madison
09 Fuji Roubaix
Ive used tressostar tape...
very little comfort, no padding
slippery (when shallaced)
hard to wrap curves without getting lumps (doesnt stretch much)
I'm going the same route but I'm also using said bike for a couple century rides on top of being my daily commuter.
Big deal is what?
I have heard of people using tressostar over cork, or wrapping gel packs underneath it for comfort.
I dont know though. I kind of like my Bontrager tape, albeit its $16 for a pack.
i use fizik wrap and it's definitely worth the small price increase above cheap tape. i actually have some salsa tape waiting to go on some of my bars and think that looks extremely promising.
i have origin8 grips and don't like them much. not as comfy, same level of grip. plus it's a pain to install and uninstall grips and they eat at your hands and gloves.
I use Cinelli tape on my pursuit bars and Soyo long grips on my track drops. The tape is soooo much more comfortable on my hands. The Soyos are like sandpaper on my hands if I'm not wearing gloves.
I ordered both from Benscycle.net
It's all about that Deda Elementi Tape. Incredibly comfortable and grippy. Thicker than Fizik tape but not as thick as cork tape. Perfect.
It's also great because the black is full dark black. No little cork bits in it.
But, to answer the OP's question, if it for track use, definitely go with grips. With gloves the grips grip very well, hah.