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Bar tape suggestions?

Old 05-13-16, 02:51 PM
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Bar tape suggestions?

Bought some dropbars and looking for suggestions on what to go with. Mainly ridden on risers, had some purefix foam tape on another bike and didnt care for it. Also, what color would go good?

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Old 05-13-16, 03:26 PM
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I've used the Fizik MicroTek on my last 3 sets of bars, love it. Not very soft, but very tough.
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As far as feel, I haven't found anything I like more than Cinelli cork.
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Any suggestions on color?
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My favorite is Salsa gel cork tape. Very comfortable, comes in many colors and lasts forever. The only downside is that the stock plugs are really cheap.

https://www.universalcycles.com/sear...+gel+cork+tape
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Originally Posted by ceelint View Post
Any suggestions on color?
Purple.
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Purple.
All things considered, I think purple would actually look pretty good on the bike with the yellowish chainring and the silver rims.
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cinelli gel cork feels great, it's a little thick but does a great job of absorbing vibration from the terrible roads by me.

it is really fragile though. it's not sensitive to wear but it's really soft so it tears if you gouge it (which can happen very easily).
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Purple is a possibility... it'd go good with the gun metal and because Lakers.. even though I'm not really a bball fan
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
My favorite is Salsa gel cork tape. Very comfortable, comes in many colors and lasts forever. The only downside is that the stock plugs are really cheap.

https://www.universalcycles.com/sear...+gel+cork+tape
Another vote for the Salsa. Comfortable even with out gloves and has a good grippy feel.
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Originally Posted by ceelint View Post
Any suggestions on color?
Do you really need people to tell you what colors you like?
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Sure dont... favorite color is green. just wasn't sure what color would flow.
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It's bar tape, not plastic surgery. Try something. If you don't like it, try something else.
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I hear purple is in these days
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Originally Posted by AndjaVXC View Post
I've used the Fizik MicroTek on my last 3 sets of bars, love it. Not very soft, but very tough.
another vote for Fizik Microtex.

I like the 2mm stuff, not into 'cushy' tape.

extremely comfy and highly durable. even white cleans up nicely with a damp rag.
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Originally Posted by AndjaVXC View Post
I've used the Fizik MicroTek on my last 3 sets of bars, love it. Not very soft, but very tough.
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Old 05-14-16, 09:42 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I'll just have to see what my Lbs has.
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I like weird ass bar tape:
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don't do purple. it's lame af
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Old 05-14-16, 05:58 PM
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Says the guy with purple bar tape..lol
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deda bar tape was really good in my opnion, just go black cant go wrong, although a dash of white would look good, but the dirt maaaan
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
It's bar tape, not plastic surgery. Try something. If you don't like it, try something else.
Exactly . You might like this one .Wiggle | Lizard Skins DSP Bar Tape | Bar Tape
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I bought Shimano PRO tape out of necessity and I've been very happy with it.
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Lbs didn't have much to choose from.. ended up going with black Serfas cork tape. .. I'll look around online and order when I find what I want
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