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Bar Tape Recommendations

Old 01-13-19, 07:54 PM
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deda for the price and quality
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Old 01-13-19, 08:03 PM
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Cinelli cork bar tape is my all time favorite!
I always spring for my drop bar bikes. Cushy and good looking!

That said, if you want tape that lasts forever, Fizik makes great tape, too.
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Old 01-13-19, 11:48 PM
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deda for the price and quality
Deda Carbon tape doesn't show any signs of wear, at least in my experience.
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Old 01-14-19, 01:13 AM
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I use this on bikes.

It is comfortable, nicely priced and durable. Plus it gets lots of compliments.

https://www.cinelli-usa.com/cinelli-...andlebar-tape/


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Old 01-14-19, 12:09 PM
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Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm.

Hands down the best tape I've ever used. Just try it once.
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Old 01-14-19, 12:34 PM
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I've been really happy with Arundel tape, but tbh there's almost no bar tape I've ever been especially unhappy with.
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Old 01-14-19, 03:19 PM
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Was a dyed in the wool Cinelli cork user for 20 years, now prefer the rubbery cushioned feel, durability and performance of Fabric Knurl or Performance Grip-Tec2 - which I guess will go the way of the dodo soon after I use up these last 2 pkgs I have. These type of tapes also hold up well very to sweaty hands for the many indoor Zwift miles I do - cork and other type tend to be more absorbent and become caked with salt in short order which can corrode bars.
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Old 01-14-19, 03:21 PM
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I'm a fan of Fizik. It is more expensive, but it lasts a long time, is grippy and cushioning without much thickness. Good for bare hands.
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Old 01-14-19, 04:22 PM
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How often are you guys changing your tape?
BTW on previous threads I read good reviews/comments about Bontrager gel tape. I have no experience with the tape myself.
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Old 01-14-19, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
How often are you guys changing your tape?
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About 3 tapes per chain.
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Old 01-14-19, 07:59 PM
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The SRAM website features two versions - the regular version and the cyclocross version. Which version do you have?
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my favorite tape. Love this stuff.
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After having used cork tape for a while, which I liked, I switched to the Zipp Service Course CX tape, which I love!

Much nicer feel than cork tape, and more durable. Good cushioning. It would go well with your handlebars, LOL.
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Old 01-14-19, 08:04 PM
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The SRAM website features two versions - the regular version and the cyclocross version. Which version do you have?

i prefer the cx version. Its a little bit thinker and super grippy. The regular stuff is really good too but seems to be not so grippy and I like that. Both are good though. I just prefer the cx version. I pay around 20 to my door off eBay.
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Old 01-15-19, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by NoWhammies View Post
How often are you guys changing your tape?
Whenever it is dirty or damaged. So either never or often, depending on the color and how rough you are on your bike.
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Old 01-15-19, 08:12 AM
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+1 on the recommendations for Zipp Service Course tape.

The smooth road version is on my road bikes and the CX version is on my gravel bike.

They are excellent.

$17.99 at Jenson.

https://www.jensonusa.com/Zipp-Servi...Bar-Tape-Black


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Old 01-15-19, 08:48 AM
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Fizik "soft touch" 2mm - I like it
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Old 01-15-19, 10:22 AM
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I friend of mine was/is changing his bar tape once a season. Another friend of mine was putting new bar tape on his bike each time he did a new race. I guess whatever makes you feel better and want to ride your bike works.

I have one season on my tape from last year. It doesn't show too much sign of wear to I will hopefully get another season out of it.
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Old 01-21-19, 09:45 AM
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You asked about interesting/unique bar tape... This is what I use and have been very happy. Plus, you can get all matchy-matchy with your bike:

https://supacaz.com/category/bar-tape/
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Old 01-21-19, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
+1 on the recommendations for Zipp Service Course tape.

The smooth road version is on my road bikes and the CX version is on my gravel bike.

They are excellent.

$17.99 at Jenson.

https://www.jensonusa.com/Zipp-Servi...Bar-Tape-Black


-Tim-
+1

I use Cinelli Volee tape, but it's the same material as Zipp

https://www.cinelli-usa.com/cinelli-...andlebar-tape/
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Old 01-21-19, 04:10 PM
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I like SRAM Supercork tape on all of my Zipp Service Course SL bars. Good stuff on both accounts. A good quality tape that goes on easy, performs well and lasts a long time.
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I prefer Fizik bar tape. I use the different thicknesses based on bike use as I like the thinner 2mm stuff for most uses but will go with the 3mm for my gravel bike as the finishing wrap after a cheap cork tape as the base wrap. Makes for thicker bars but very cushy! I find lizard skins greater when dry but if it gets wet or your hands sweat it is like grabbing a bar of soap, very slippery. I also find the the Fizik tapes last forever but are somewhat harder to work with, especially the thicker ones as they do not stretch and can be difficult to fit in the barend with the plug.
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Old 01-29-19, 08:59 PM
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I've always used Bontrager tape and was satisfied. My LBS ran out of it and recommended Lizard Skins. I didn't want to try them because I heard some people complain of their tacky feel. I trust my LBS owner, so I agreed. I love the Lizard Skins and had him change out the tape for Lizard Skins on another bike that wasn't even ready for a tape change.
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Originally Posted by Spiduhman View Post
Fizik "soft touch" 2mm - I like it
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I prefer Fizik bar tape. I use the different thicknesses based on bike use as I like the thinner 2mm stuff for most uses but will go with the 3mm for my gravel bike as the finishing wrap after a cheap cork tape as the base wrap. Makes for thicker bars but very cushy! I find lizard skins greater when dry but if it gets wet or your hands sweat it is like grabbing a bar of soap, very slippery. I also find the the Fizik tapes last forever but are somewhat harder to work with, especially the thicker ones as they do not stretch and can be difficult to fit in the barend with the plug.
Just got in some Fizik "Vento Solocush Tacky". Seems great for now, but did Fizik redo their product lineup or naming for tapes? Vento, Tempo and Terra naming with Microtex or 'cush' thickness, in turn with tacky or soft feel, or classic..

Fizik Bar Tape
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