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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:02 am 

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Deda white carbon. Stays clean and when it does get dirty, it cleans up easily with rubbing alcohol. Extremely durable too.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:13 am 

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Deda tape is one of those things that once you use them, you just stay on forever. Maybe I am missing out but no complaints on the Dedas I got.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:42 am 

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White handle bar tape is Reserved for champions and champions only, secondly if you were to wrench for a champion you can clean any white tape pretty dam good with a product like cif.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:33 pm 

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IMO there is only one...the original Cinelli cork, I will never use another....and for $13 who cares if it gets dirty...

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:00 pm 

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Location: Bergen, Norway
totoboa wrote:
Post your tape weights. :thumbup:

Basso's white tape is the lightest I've found, not shortened and including both tapeprotection on the back and plastic around:

My Deda perforated without plastic around are around 44-45g unshortened and the tapeprotection on.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:08 pm 

Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:21 am
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Fizik definitely stays cleaner than other white tapes, but I changed it because of two reasons:

1. Because it is so thin and incompressible, it was pretty uncomfortable. I ride with no gloves and felt a numbness in my wrists after 30 miles or so.
2. It gets slippery when a little wet. When it was hot out and my hands began sweating, I always worried about slipping off the bars.

Now I just run cork tape and replace it when it gets dirty. Way more comfortable and grippy even when wet.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:16 pm 

Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:01 pm
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If you can still find it: SRAM Superlight.

Similar to the Fizik, but a suede-ish feel. I've got 2 of 3 bikes wrapped with it right now. The last is the Fizik. Tough stuff but slicker. I don't wear gloves when its not cold, so if you wear gloves, its fairly irrelevant how slick the tape is.


PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:17 am 

Joined: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:57 am
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Recently change to the Fizik white microtex tape over generic cork tape - the Fizik tape is more grippy and great for sprinting! Still pure white after a number of rides.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:34 am 

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White bartape is nice but you can also see quickly that it gets dirty.

But what type bartape keep the white color longest and keeps to it washed.

Or should I just buy the cheapest white bartape and change it every 3-4 weeks?

What are your experiences?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:49 am 

Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:20 pm
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I ride with white bar tape on one bike, but then again I rotate riding my bikes, so perhaps at most I ride around 200-300km/ mo with white bartape. What works best for me, synthetic leather bartape, some cheaper ones from Fizik, Shimano PRO, etc, easy to clean using just with water soaked rag. Also wearing giro aero non-padded gloves helps keeping the bartape clean, as I wore full leather padded Rapha gloves and it really leaves stain marks on synthetic bar tapes... Hope that helps

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:34 am 

Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:19 am
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Fizik microtex has stayed white for me for about 2 years now.
Its not particularly grippy but it does clean up easy and doesn't absorb the dirt.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:49 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:58 am
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Yes, Fizik mictrotex is the best I've had in terms of keeping a nice white color.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:20 am 

Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:39 pm
Posts: 161
Location: Norway
Deda Mistral also works really great, but neither the most grippy nor the most comfortable imo. Will usually survive many months of norwegian weather without losing its whiteness.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:23 am 

Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:15 pm
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White bar tape looks better once it's dirty, and you look like you actually ride your bike ;)

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:29 am 

Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 2:43 pm
Posts: 117
Location: Clermont, FL
Fizik microtex or deda.

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