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Old 10-27-14, 07:18 PM
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Aero bar tape, not aerobars tape!

Just wondering if some bar tapes are more aero than others. I'm looking for an edge in the National Senior Games time trial events next summer. I ride a road bike with aero bars, aero wheels, fast forward seat post, aero helmet, and skin suit. If such a product exists, any suggestions?
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Old 10-27-14, 09:12 PM
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[QUOTE=tsappenfield;17254971 If such a product exists, any suggestions? TSAPP[/QUOTE]

I would think the old Bennoto tape like we used in the 80's would be the most aero. Not much grip and zero padding though.

I still see it offered occasionally, so I guess they still make it.

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Not sure about the bar tape, Terry, but I look forward to going to Minneapolis also. I live in Wadsworth. Where do you typically ride?
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You can buy 3M electrical (type) tape at any hardware store last I checked. It's what we used back in the early 70's. Dang, I was fast then.
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Pull the wrap you choose tight as possible, make your wrap with the ridges at the overlap in the proper direction for the bars and as thin a wrap as possible and use as short a wrapped section as feasible. Other than these you could look at the aerobars on the pro's TT bicycles ans see what they use.

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Originally Posted by Rick@OCRR View Post
I would think the old Bennoto tape like we used in the 80's would be the most aero. Not much grip and zero padding though.

I still see it offered occasionally, so I guess they still make it.

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Yup, still have some in an unopened pack. It really was the racer's tape back in the day.

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Anyone have experience with Lizard Skins DSP race tape?Tsapp
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