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Tony666Tony666 Posts: 274
edited June 2010 in Road buying advice
I need to replace the bar tape on my road bike (Felt Z70) and think cork seems to be the best option. But then maybe it isn't it! Any advice on which tape to spend my hard earned pennys on much appreciated. I have searched online and got some ideas but nothing is better than personal recommendations.

Thanks

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  • rjh299rjh299 Posts: 721
    I think personal recommendations is all your going to get. So i'll give you another one...
    Fizik MicroTex :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I think personal recommendations are all you're going to get. So i'll give you another one...
    Fizik MicroTex :)
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Personally?

    I'm going Microtex.
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  • rjh299rjh299 Posts: 721
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I think personal recommendations are all you're going to get. So i'll give you another one...
    Fizik MicroTex :)

    Your english is betterer than mine :oops:
  • Tony666Tony666 Posts: 274
    yep that's what I was going to for. By personal I mean yours not the manaufacturer's or website's :D
  • morrisjemorrisje Posts: 507
    This stuff is expensive but very good

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... tape-33773
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    I've never been able to tell any difference between any bar tape - so my advice would be to just buy the colour you want at the cheapest price you can find...
  • hopper1hopper1 Posts: 4,389
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I think personal recommendations are all you're going to get. So i'll give you another one...
    Fizik MicroTex :)

    +1 :wink:
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  • sub55sub55 Posts: 1,025
    LBS - colour - £ go home
    constantly reavalueating the situation and altering the perceived parameters accordingly
  • mgu91mgu91 Posts: 13
    Lizard skins dsp best bar tape out there by a long way!
  • CamRCamR Posts: 83
    +1 for the Lizard Skins DSP. Very comfy and has good grip. Some people have said it does not wear well but I have had no problems

    Cam
  • White LineWhite Line Posts: 887
    CamR wrote:
    +1 for the Lizard Skins DSP. Very comfy and has good grip. Some people have said it does not wear well but I have had no problems

    Cam
    I've replaced Lizard Skins tape three times now. I'll admit it's nice, but after 1000 miles it's censored . :( Think I'll stop buying it from now one as it's almost time to replace it again. Going to try the Fizik stuff now.
  • markmodmarkmod Posts: 501
    +1 Fizik MicroTex
  • giant_mangiant_man Posts: 6,878
    If you can put up with the two colours then Fizik Dual is sooo comfortable .....
  • Rich HcpRich Hcp Posts: 1,355
    Specilized Phat Tape.

    Comfy and durable
    Richard

    Giving it Large
  • dreamlx10dreamlx10 Posts: 235
    Cinelli gel.
  • Evil LaughEvil Laugh Posts: 1,412
    Cinelli gel is very nice but eventually gets dirty. Microtex looks the nuts and is easy to clean but doesn't feel half as nice.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,144
    i put some microtex on tonight and did a decent job of it :D it very very but seems rather thin though
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  • markos1963markos1963 Posts: 3,724
    gsk82 wrote:
    i put some microtex on tonight and did a decent job of it :D it very very but seems rather thin though

    Agree, but I use strips of old bar tape on the sections of bar I use the most and put the Fizik over the top. Top result
  • SoniSoni Posts: 1,217
    Rich Hcp wrote:
    Specilized Phat Tape.

    Comfy and durable

    I've just put this on mine, cheap, and very nice comfy spongy feel...
  • I'm another Richard that likes Spesh Bar Phat.

    If you like a good grippy, torquey feel and want some proper vibration dampening, then this is the one to go for. It just feels so secure, it lasts and it's not that pricy either.

    The downside? I'm not sure it comes in anything other than black, so it may not suit your bike. I'm a proper bike tart by my own admission and wanted white, but this is so good that logic overruled even my insufferable predilection for pimpin'...

    Don't have to worry about it getting dirty either...!!
  • flanners1flanners1 Posts: 916
    If going for white then Fizik works and is easy to keep 'white' and clean, it ain't that comfortable for me though, still have it on the Viner and PX as I want a useable white tape.

    If going black I use Easton, it is bloody lovely comfortable, as is Colnago's 'own' embossed stuff (cork); may not want that although wording is discreet.
    Colnago C60 SRAM eTap, Colnago C40, Milani 107E, BMC Pro Machine, Trek Madone, Viner Gladius,
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