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 Post subject: Re: Rim tape
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:24 pm 
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madmole wrote:
Weight Weenies DONt use rim tape. We use Veloplugs. lighter, better, longer lasting



he asked about bar tape, it's a shame that people who can't read can still type... :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:28 pm 
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lizard skins dsp - by far the best on the market


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:44 pm 
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Bontrager race lite grippy tape weighs 25 grams for the whole bar and costs $20. It's thin but I think the feel is great


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:47 pm 
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I'd went with cork for a long time for the cushioning but recently switched to Fizik Microtex. I definitely won't be going back. I did have some issues wrapping it well but I plan on re-wrapping soon. It's kind of a cloth-type tape so it doesn't want to stretch much but it's definitely made to last a long time.

I'll order a set of Lizard Skins DSP soon. It was a toss-up between the two when I was picking out tape last month and with people praising it I think I'll give it a try on one of my other bikes that still has cork.


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Deda all time for me. But long lasting is probably some hard glossy Fizik. If you like the Fizik soft black tape I can recommend Sram Superlight too, same tape.

But Deda Perforated is lighter, more comfortable and a winner :) (maybe not the best to keep clean)

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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:48 pm 
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if you ride with gloves
fizik is hard to beat because it is esy to clean and can be rewrapped if you are carefull when you remove it.
if you ride without gloves then lizzar skins are the best, but they are expensive, hard to clean in the lighter colors.
to whoever said that you can rewrap, i have found it almost impossible because on the bends the tape adhesive overlaps the tape and when peeled of take the surface off. you have to be good at wrapping your bars too because lizardskins are not supposed to be stretched when installed. the plugs do look nice but are always half way off on my bars.


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 Post subject: Bar tape
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:18 am 
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mjduct wrote:
madmole wrote:
Weight Weenies DONt use rim tape. We use Veloplugs. lighter, better, longer lasting



he asked about bar tape, it's a shame that people who can't read can still type... :roll:


The original topic was "rim tape", get over it.


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:22 pm 
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I use Deda tape sometimes but prefer Cinelli cork as it more comfotable.

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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:55 pm 
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Lizard Skins dsp is great but a pain to get clean and white again.

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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:22 pm 
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I like the feel of the Fizik tape, but its way too thin for me...so I double wrap with the Spesh Roubaix tape on the bottom.


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:21 pm 
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Both versions of the Lizard Skins work well for me but agree that after a few weeks you cannot keep it white.

Bontrager race lite grippy tape - This sounds good to me but I only see it in black. Is it available in white?


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:23 pm 
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I have used Fizik Microtex for the past 6-7 years. I really like it. It cleans very well (I use white). I have it on three builds, currently.
It has been re-wrapped and still works great. (it can tear, when taken off & re-wraped, if you are not carefull, but that's not too often)

I even had a recent, new bike-build totally finished except for tape and waited for the shop to order and get it in stock, instead of use another brand they had on the shelf.

I don't plan on using another brand/type until they stop making it :D .
(that will be a sad day :( , but hopefully that won't happen :thumbup: )


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:50 am 
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Getter wrote:
I like the feel of the Fizik tape, but its way too thin for me...so I double wrap with the Spesh Roubaix tape on the bottom.

you must have really big hands.
i like the roubaix tape by itself, but adding another layer of any tape migh be an overkill. have you tried the fizik gel inserts?


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:00 am 
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I was told that zipp bar tape is the most comfortable.


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 Post subject: Re: Bar tape
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:01 am 
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Lizard Skins really didn't last for me. Started to show wear already after 1 week of training on Mallorca. I was quite focused on NOT stretching the tape when installing: But still didn't last at all. + it was impossible to clean (white color).


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