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Old 04-01-2020, 08:31 AM
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Favorite thick bar tape for wide gravel/cross/adventure bars?

Got a set of Nitto/Crust Shaka bars (53cm at hoods, 56 at drops) and wanted to pair it with some new bar tape. Currently running some fizik tape that is decent. I like a thicker bar, and even though I always wear gloves, appreciate the extra grip when riding gets sloppy/I get tired.

Ideally it would be white, neon green, or black with neon green/white accents. What are folks running? I've been curious about the supacaz stuff, and heard good things about bontrager grippytape, but it seems thin, Also wanting to make sure it covers the bars completely.
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:49 AM
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This is what I used until switching back to leather. Highly recommend for your intended purpose and I still have this sitting here if you are interested. $20 shipped?


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Old 04-01-2020, 08:52 AM
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Are you using the thicker style Fizik with the padding (3mm?)?

The normal Fizik is very hard but the thick kind is much better.
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Old 04-01-2020, 09:50 AM
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I've had good luck with Lizard Skins DSP tape on my gravel bike. A little bit on the spendy side for tape, but it's a quality product. The neon green color-way looks pretty awesome as well.
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:28 AM
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RedmonkeySports Big 40 bar tape is my absolute favorite. https://redmonkeysports.com/collecti...e-single-color
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:39 AM
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Zipp Service Course

https://zipp.com/accessories/accesso...andlebar-tape/
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:42 PM
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I really like the Salsa tape:
https://www.biketiresdirect.com/prod...BoCYNIQAvD_BwE
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Old 04-01-2020, 02:01 PM
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I just double wrap.
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Old 04-01-2020, 02:03 PM
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I just double wrap.
^ This.

Fizik Gel Pads
Cloth Tape
Finishing Tape
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Old 04-01-2020, 02:10 PM
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If you like a particular bar tape, but want the grip to be higher-diameter, putting something down below the bar tape is an option. Cotton cloth tape, another foamy bar tape, an old inner tube... whatever gets the desired result.

There are also pads made to add size and/or damping to areas on the bars, to place underneath bar tape: Bontrager IsoZone, Fizik Bar Kit Gel, Nitto Monkey Banana...

There are lots of options.

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Old 04-01-2020, 06:31 PM
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Are you using the thicker style Fizik with the padding (3mm?)?

The normal Fizik is very hard but the thick kind is much better.
^this. I've heard good things about the 3mm thick Fizik Tempo Microtex Bondcush Classic and bought a set that I'll be installing in a few days. It also comes in tacky and a soft microseude-like versions.
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:44 PM
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^this. I've heard good things about the 3mm thick Fizik Tempo Microtex Bondcush Classic and bought a set that I'll be installing in a few days. It also comes in tacky and a soft microseude-like versions.
It made a big difference in comfort to me on my cross bike.

Here is how I would rate bar tape comfort:

Fizik 3MM bondcush style
Fizik 2.5mm perforated looking kind
Lizard skins
Cinelli cork
Generic cheap cork
Fizik lightweight
Leather bar tape
Fabric old school bar tape
Benotto bar tape
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:20 PM
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I double wrap from the below the shifters to the ends. I find myself down in the drops more for the comfort and out of the air more and faster, need all the help I can get...
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Old 04-01-2020, 08:39 PM
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nice plump comfy bar tape

ESI is the dog's dangles for bar tape and grips, silicone.

https://esigrips.com/rct-silicone-wrap

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Old 04-02-2020, 05:59 AM
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