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Anyone else use grips on their TT basebar?

Old 05-11-10, 10:16 AM
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Anyone else use grips on their TT basebar?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/...felt-da/120330

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Old 05-11-10, 01:17 PM
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Mine's the opposite: I use plumbers' friction tape: thin but grippy.
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If it wasn't David Millar's bike, people would be yelling " what a fred", and look at the spacers below the elbow pads."
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At least a few of the felt TT bikes ship with grips on the bullhorns.

I prefer standard bar tape. 1 roll (1/2 of a standard handlebar) works for all 4 areas that would need it. I understand that any grip unnecessary on the brakes in most racing situations, but I need to ride my TT bike on real streets sometimes, and I'd rather not slip off the bullhorns if it gets bumpy or I'm tired etc.
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I didn't tape the aerobars on our tandem. In training I always was riding with gloves, and it was no issue. In the first actual TT, I didn't wear gloves, and with sweat, the carbon bars were very slick. Spent 40km's trying not to slide off.

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