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Specialized Bar Phat handlebar tape

robthehungrymonkeyrobthehungrymonkey Posts: 616
edited June 2009 in Road beginners
I'm also interested in this, as i'll be spec'ing a touring bike soon... - Design-Led home furniture and accessories.


  • bobpzerobobpzero Posts: 1,431
    the gel pad stuff was on my specialized allez sport 08. the stuff is comfortable & it wont make the bars look fat tho u may want to check that out yourself. dont know about vibration dampening its just a bit more comfortable holding onto the handlebars.
  • acorn_useracorn_user Posts: 1,137
    I've had bar phat on my road bike since I built it 3 years ago. Don't know what the thickness is since there were no options at the time. It does lead to fairly thick bars, but I like it a lot and it gives good support. Combined with good gloves, it makes riding my road bike much more comfortable - I came from riding hybrids and riding most bikes (low position and thin tape) was unforgiving.
  • ShezzerShezzer Posts: 229

    Thick(ish) bars, which doesn't bother me in the slightest, but very comfortable.
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