This bar tape feels amazing, Its nice and sticky so when you work up a heavy sweat you will not slip. Its nice and thick and eats up the raod bumps. The numbness in my hands has gone away. My only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is the tape needs to be 2 inches longer.
Great Tape. I love the feel. Extra soft and thick helps to prevent numb hands after a long ride. Tape is almost sticky and easy to grip.
The only flaw is that it's too short. Just like most bar wraps the packaging falls short of covering the entire bar, unless you stretch it and barely overlap the layers. Do yourself a favor and buy two packages, you will love the cushioning!
I recently purchased Lizard Skin tape for two bikes at considerable expense. The tape goes on with relative ease and has a very elegant finished look when installed. I chose white tape for both bikes to enhance the overall appearance of both relatively upscale bikes in spite of the obvious difficulty in keeping white tape clean. I thought that the soft, supple seemingly durable texture would offset the upkeep issues. When a friend asked me what I thought about the tape, I responded "ask me in two years", meaning that I expected the tape to endure for some time. Unfortunately, after 5 days and approximately 320 miles of Bike Virginia, both bikes exhibited complete perforation through the top layer of the tape.
Summed up: Soft, supple, expensive and unfortunately, not that durable.
Likes: Soft, Sleekness
Works for: Any Road Bar, Touring, Long Distance
April 11, 2012
reviewed by: bradykorwin
This stuff is great, I put it on my campus bike and it has lasted in full on exposure to the elements. It's grippy when wet, and keeps my hands insulated from vibration and the metal bar on 20 degree mornings. The color lasts and it just feels cool as well.