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Old 07-07-08, 09:11 PM
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Fizik bar tape help...

I am set on getting white bar tape. I have read that Fizik is the easiet to keep clean. Which of the Fizik tapes is easier to keep clean, the "white" or the "white-soft touch"?

http://www.biketiresdirect.com/produ...il.asp?p=FITAP
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Old 07-07-08, 09:20 PM
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Old 07-07-08, 10:28 PM
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I had black soft-touch that was hard to keep clean. Fuzzy = hard to clean.
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FWIW, I have Bontrager white tape, and after about a week or so, it became grey tape. Nothing removes the grime The tape is just too fuzzy, I guess.

So I am replacing it with black tape. Black + Black = not quite as ugly shade of grey, I'm hoping
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Plain white....

That stuff is the cat's @ss! Mine has seen almost 2000km's of riding and a number of wet rides. Only had to clean it after one ride where I had to scrub stuff off my tires and I got some black smears on it. I just pulled out the simple green and off it came. The tape isn't brilliant white like it was when I first put it on, but by now the stock Specialized tape would have been grey and that would have been with weekly cleanings.
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Old 07-08-08, 09:31 AM
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The white soft touch is comfy, but mine has turned gray from wear. The black smudges and dirt come off pretty easily, but over at the corners, it's gray despite much scrubbing. The regular white will be easier to clean.
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