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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Fizik Microtex if you are racing. I find the stuff uncomfortable, but on my race bike it stays clean, and is impervious to damage.

For all other applications, Lizard Skins 1.8. I would recommend 2.5 for the extra plushness, but it has the Lizard Skins logo all over it, and that sucks.

Though right now I'm sporting some cheap Arundel Gecko that I bought in a pinch. A bit of a pain to wrap, but decent enough.

All white, obviously.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:07 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:13 pm 
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VTBike wrote:
Fizik microtex.




The only tape that you can keep white.


The DPS tape feels great but.. Forget about keeping it white

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Another vote for Fizik. It goes for their saddles as well, they stay white and are easy to clean.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:18 pm 
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I have always used Cinelli Cork tape, but ready also to try something new.

I want something thin, well... at least thinner than cork tape which is kinda thick.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Fizik microtex. Stay white for a long, long time and feels really good. The "gloss" is nice, but hard to install.

Had Lizard Skins this spring, but I did not like to feel at all - it made me feel I had some kind of grease on my handlebar. And it was a nightmare to clean.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Fizik in anything but 'soft touch'. That shit gets dirty if you just think about dirt. All the rest of the white stuff stays white forever. Made of the same material they make their saddle covers and shoes out of.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:54 pm 
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VTBike wrote:
Fizik microtex.


It is all I use now. (not the soft touch stuff that is like cork, that gets dirty just looking at it)

But the microtex (sort of like leather, sort of) is great. It cleans very well and will last at least 1 season if not 2, at least. (without accident, of course).
That has been my experince.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Fizik white. Easy to clean and durable.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:28 am 
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Ha, people buy white bartape and want to keep it white. Blow your snot on it and ride.

I'm on a roll here tonight.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:46 pm 
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I have found the Deda Mistral tape to share advantages with the Fizik Microtex: looks and feels similar and equally easy to keep clean.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:04 pm 
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I have found that Cinelli Gel cork stays white better than anything.
In fact, I run it on my winter bike.
It is on the thick side though.
Lizard skins get dirt in all the grooves of the design, Specialized Roubaix gets dirty and stays dirty after 1st ride.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:39 pm 
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Fizik does indeed stay white.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:48 pm 
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Handlebra. End of story.

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