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Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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- Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:19 pm
I want to get white bar tape, but I was hoping to find something that is more resistant to dirt than your typical cork tape. Suggestions?
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- Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:43 am
Lizard skins dsp, probably the best tape around. Bit more expensive than normal cork tapes but easily cleaned with a toothbrush and some CIF.
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- Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:07 pm
- Location: San Mateo, California
Forté Grip-Tec Handlebar Tape from Performance Bike is nice, IMO. http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Pr ... 1___400214
I have a set of Lizard Skins on my Caad 9, I would have bought another set if they weren't so darn expensive. (bought at cost) The two tapes feel very similar though the Forte tape has a gel backing and the DSP is pretty thin. Up to individual preference I guess.
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- Joined: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:08 pm
Fizik , easy to clean and stays white longer , Lizard skins are a nightmare to keep clean.
I now use black.
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- Joined: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:52 pm
- Location: USA
Lizard skin does feel nice but is a pain to clean and very easy to take material off during cleaning. I'm using white Deda at the moment and it cleans easy. If I would go black, I defiantly will buy Lizard skin again.
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- Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:09 pm
x2 the Fizik Microtex, if you want white bar tape that will actually last 1+ seasons with a tiny bit of maintenance and cleaning this is the best I have found. Fair warning though it's a pain in the butt to wrap since it doesn't stretch well and has a clear/no sticky back to it.
Looks like I made a new 90 Proof friend
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- Joined: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:24 am
- Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
I agree on the microtex, it is also really crash resistant in comparison to other tapes. it doesn't really tear,which is really nice. It is harder to wrap though, but not like fizik dual or anything. I have had white fizik microtex on my race bike for two seasons, still white, soap and water cleans it up nicely.
Hope this helps,
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- Joined: Thu Apr 17, 2008 1:07 am
- Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Another new option would be the new Selle Italia Smootape....available in .25 mm and .5 mm.....not cheap but looks very nice and feels good.
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- Joined: Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:21 am
- Location: Canberra, Australia
+4 on the Fizik I have had it in white on a couple of times and as the others have said it is great, stays quite white and is easy to keep clean.
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- Location: Canada
The Pro tape wipes pretty clean, too.
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- Joined: Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:56 pm
- Location: Canada
It's expensive, but the handlebra leather tape stays white.
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- Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:53 pm
+ whatever on the Fizik. Had it for almost a year, and at least 4 re-wrappings. Only replaced it, because I bought new bars. I still haven't thrown it out, and it may go back on.
Do not get the Arundel tape in white. It is comfy and nice, but after 2 rides (~90mi), it looks way worse than my Fizik did.
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- Joined: Mon May 14, 2007 10:32 am
- Location: Finland
+1 for Fizik Microtex. Very nice feel, durable, easy to clean. Not the easiest to wrap though because it's not elastic. But it doesn't snap like Cinelli cork tape when you're pulling it tight.
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- Joined: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:16 am
Prologo Doubletouch for me. Stays fairly clean and very comfortable and easy to wrap and remove.
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