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mossman
06-15-2011, 05:27 PM
has anyone used fizik's new glossy tape? how does it feel? any pictures? I'm looking for a white tape that is very thin and either stays clean or is easily cleaned with some soap & water.

thanks

patrick8037
06-15-2011, 05:32 PM
white tape ... stays clean

does not compute

mossman
06-15-2011, 05:42 PM
back in the day, I used that vinyl bikeribbon in white and it stayed fairly clean. but that tape, while still available, is much too thick for my tastes these days.

but yeah, I know what you're sayin'...

TimmyB
06-15-2011, 05:46 PM
does not compute
Not necessarily... I've switched all my bikes over to the deda carbon bar tape about a year ago. The white's still clean after a full season. I can't really notice any fading, unlike my experience with the white fizik tape (not the glossy version though...).

mossman
06-15-2011, 06:18 PM
compared to fizik, how thick is the deda carbon? that's another option...

TimmyB
06-15-2011, 08:03 PM
It's probably about the same as the regular fizik. Maybe a schootch thicker. I'll bust out the digital calipers when I get home later and give you the exact.

rwsaunders
06-15-2011, 08:42 PM
I've had Fizik white microtape on my foul weather ride for over a year with no issues. Easy to clean, very strong and very thin. I actually would prefer it a bit thicker as my Winter gloves have little padding. Now that Summer is here, no issues as my gloves are pretty well padded.

pdmtong
06-15-2011, 09:22 PM
I have the regular fizik white microtex...any "green' cleanser and back to white again

The new glossy white is, well, glossy. No idea if it cleans/wipes better but I think it looks too much like vinyl for me. Don't care for the "shine"

yarg
06-15-2011, 10:27 PM
I have it on my fixed gear. It is thicker and less grippy(?) than the non glossy. It is comfortable, seems very durable and so far stays remarkably clean.

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=87229

hockeybike
06-15-2011, 11:22 PM
I'd steer clear of the glossy white. Not fun if you're riding without gloves, at all. It just feels like vinyl, really.

Henno
06-16-2011, 01:01 AM
I have some black glossy tape at home that I haven't installed yet. Feels way to smooth/slippery to me, I much prefer the regular Fizik tape when it comes to how it feels to your hands.

TimmyB
06-16-2011, 03:23 PM
It's probably about the same as the regular fizik. Maybe a schootch thicker. I'll bust out the digital calipers when I get home later and give you the exact.

Measuring in the center of the strip (w/ the white strip that covers the adhesive still attached):

Fizik Regular White Tape: 1.98mm
Deda Carbon Black (didn't have spare white to measure) Tape: 2.28mm

Hope that helps. I guarantee the glossy (well at least deda's) is easier to clean than regular fizik white. You don't have to mess w/ any chemicals, it just wipes off ;) .

mossman
06-25-2011, 08:41 PM
just installed some deda carbon in white.
a little thicker than what I like...but this tape is nice. I dig it.
thanks for the recommendation.

merlincustom1
06-26-2011, 11:02 AM
Long time fizik user here, microtex soft always with good longevity. Tried the regular microtex and in just three months it was failing with the outer color layer abrading down to the white layer in 5 spots. I need to return it to the lbs.

fourflys
06-26-2011, 11:06 AM
I've heard white HandleBra is easy to clean...