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Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:13 am
by Kurets
I am setting a TT-bike up for some upcoming races this fall (and next season). One area where I am not sure in which direction to go is bar tape. Currently the bike has some generic foam tape fitted, but I will redo cables and tape anyway. I'd like something firm but grippy as not too much weight is put on the aerobars anyway. Would using something like the classic Velox Cotton tape be a good choice for getting some grip without adding bulk to the bars? What are the resident TT-monsters using?

Re: Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:26 am
by jekyll man
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/velox-tre ... ebar-tape/
Thats what i swear by, plenty grippy, not bulky and cheap..

Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:45 am
by VTR1000SP2
Disclaimer: not a TT monster.

Lizard Skins 1.8mm. I just switched to 2.5mm a couple of days ago and will be switching back to 1.8mm in the near future.


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Re: Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:57 pm
by Rudi
Another plus for Lizard Skins from me.

Re: Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:29 pm
by Kurets
So at least one vote for the Velox tape. I have the impression that the Lizard Skins tape is very tacky, something which I in general don't enjoy. I think I'll try the Velox route first, but I am considering wrapping the basebar grips with a thicker tape as thats the only riding position where you put weight on your hands on a TT bike. Maybe I should go for Lizardskins there and Velox on the areobars...

Re: Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:03 pm
by VTR1000SP2
I find the 1.8 less tacky than the 2.5


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Re: Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:44 pm
by ab01ns
Fizik 2mm superlight matte finish.

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Re: Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:46 pm
by Rudi
It is obviously a personal thing. You asked for "grippy" and light, which I believe the Lizard Skins to be. I wouldn't call it "tacky" but to someone else, I can't say. If you can get to a shop that sells it, there is a little patch on the outside of the box that allows you to feel it. Or order online and return it unopened I guess.

I have no affiliation with Lizard Skins, it just works for me and I have it in the 1.8 or 2.5 versions on all my bikes, and most of my wife's as well.

Bullhorns only with the 1.8 was 14g on the bike in my signature. I'd guess the same again and a little more for the extensions, depending on how you like to tape.

Re: Favorite bar tape for aerobars

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:34 am
by Juanmoretime
It's grippy enough for me. I use Deda tape for all bikes. Cross/gravel, road and tt. Light too.