Bar Tape . What make would you recommend?

Shropshire65LW

Well-Known Member
Thinking of re taping my bars ....wow there is a big price difference
£6.99- to over £40
is there much difference and is there any Make you would recommend
tortec air gel .......looks good in reviews
 

DSK

Senior Member
Bar tape is quite personal and there a wealth of choice.

As a good all rounder, I use Lizard Skin DSP 2.5mm. Good secure grip, longevity, easy to clean. I have one bike with red bar tape and the other has got white!

(edited, i have lizard skins, not fizik)
 
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vickster

Legendary Member
Fizik for me. I found Lizard skin to wear very quickly.
I have an aversion to the feel of suede, so no cork for me!
 

Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Fizik for me. I found Lizard skin to wear very quickly.
I have an aversion to the feel of suede, so no cork for me!
What do you do to it? I'm a brutal rider, strong grip, move my hands around a lot, ride in all weathers, and Lizard Skinz tape on my Pinnacle still looks like new (albeit a bit grubby now) after 9 years of service.
 

si_c

Veteran
Location
Wirral
Bar tape can be very personal if you like cork tape then it's usually available very cheap and it's comfortable to ride on. That being said it does scuff easily and can get marked and stained easily if non-black, but the killer problem for me is that every cork bar tape I've used gets very slippy in the wet.

I really rate Lizard Skins highly - as others have said my experience is that it lasts a long time - 10k miles isn't an unreasonable expectation - but more importantly it maintains it's grip when wet so your hands don't slide or move. SuperCaz bartape is very similar to Lizard Skins and is what I'm using now - very impressed so far although I've only done a couple hundred miles on it so far.
 

jay clock

Massive member
Location
Hampshire UK
I must have been unlucky with Lizard Skins. I thought it was awful. Felt lovely at first but the bit just behind the hood where the heel of my hands rest wore away very quickly and looked horrible. It was black and the top covering seemed to wear off and the under layer showed through and looked awful.
i have fallen in love with Lizard Skins but every time I have exactly the same problem in a few days. Even the 3.2mm version
 
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