I don't quite understand what the problem is with the black Lizard skin tape
I have the black one on my Canyon and I think out of all tapes I have used the feel of the Lizard is one of the best. I wouldn't install a white one anymore because it's to hard to keep clean , but in black it's perfect and my absolutely favorite.
As you say, black LS tape whether in 2.5 or 1.8 is a fine tape. Grip and weight is very good.
For my part I do not like the surface design .This is why it is very hard to keep the white tape clean.
Further I do not like any tape with brand names and logos. I even do not use fizik's microtex bar tapes end tapes because of this.
But as said it is very personal.
I am looking for a plain matte black bar tape for my black Kuota Kom . But rather silk matte black than plain (corky) matte black.
I may stick with fizik's microtex or microtex soft touch tape in black.
Nice build.Enjoy your ride. Is this a 2010 frame?
Asking because of different shaped seat stays upper triangle compared to my Kom.
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