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Just after some decent black foam/cork tape which is thick and comfy really. If I can get the same stuff Canyon use all the better.
Lewis wrote:Just after some decent black foam/cork tape which is thick and comfy really. If I can get the same stuff Canyon use all the better.
I've heard that the Specialized Roubaix tape is quite good for the particular attributes you're looking for. It doesn't have any Specialized livery on it either if you're worried about the brand names clashing. I reckon the Lizard Skins DSP tape is the best on the market though, and they're expected to be bringing into production a thicker tape for model year '13.
Ok thanks for that it's unbelievably tricky to find something suitable without being in a shop and picking it up to examine etc. might have to bite the bullet and go to a bike shop!
PIXELLUST wrote:I've heard that the Specialized Roubaix tape is quite good for the particular attributes you're looking for...
I had Roubaix on my previous Canyon F10. It felt good - I can't determine if it was the placebo effect or not, but it seemed that it had a higher level of absorption than bar tape I had used prior.
That said, I use Lizardskin DSP (1,8 mm) now, and it is great. Maybe not as "comfy", but great and direct feel.
2014 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Di2
CF Ultimate SLX 2012, 56
Sram Red Black ceramic
FSA Wing Alu
Phenom Carbon 130
105 pedals (just threw on what I had lying around)
Blackburn cages (same)
Zondas w/ Hutchinson tubeless (training)
FSA wing K-force (-70ish), still a bit skittish about carbon bars give that a quick touch down can ruin a race or strand you way out in the mtns
Ultegra Carbon pedals (-100ish)
Adrundel cages (-50ish)
Reynolds 32T (-500, already got 'em)
New Ultimate Alu in line post?
Should put me around 6.3. A few feeler rides, not sure what it is, but I had an Ultimate CF 2009 and this seems much smoother (maybe the new VLCS post?). However, coming from an Isaac Sonic, I notice the slight weight diff, but it's not hugely stiffer than the Isaac.
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