Dark Grey Bar Tape?

lockersgm Posts: 37
edited March 2011 in Road buying advice
I'm on the look out for some dark grey handlebar tape to match (as closely as possible) my Trek Madone frame.
The frame colour is described as 'Carbon Pearl Duotone' and I have tried bar tape from Deda and Fizik, but both are lighter than I would like. Anyone got any suggestions for possible alternatives?

There is a photo below to give you an idea of the colour of the frame. Thanks in advance for any help.



  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,545
    try cinelli

    the black cork one has lighter flecks and a matt surface that makes it more like a dark grey, and the carbo one might work as well

    there's also the black mash volee, but if you don't like the pattern then not an option!

    this page has several pictures...


    ...but it's hard to judge the effect on the screen
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Fizik Microtex comes in dark grey.
    More problems but still living....
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • dcj
    dcj Posts: 395
    sorry, i didn't see a bike.

    however, lovely looking cans of boddingtons :shock:
  • markmod
    markmod Posts: 501
    This product placement advertising has really gone too far now :wink:
  • Smokin Joe
    Smokin Joe Posts: 2,706
    I'd be more worried about that crack in the frame than the colour of my bar tape.
  • lockersgm
    lockersgm Posts: 37
    There's no crack in the frame.
  • lockersgm
    lockersgm Posts: 37
    amaferanga wrote:
    Fizik Microtex comes in dark grey.
    I've tried the Fizik in dark grey, but there is also a 'soft touch' in dark grey, but I think that that may be too light.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    What colour is your saddle ? Match that ? Any Lightish colours will show the dirt.
  • TommyEss
    TommyEss Posts: 1,855
    What about the Fizik dual tape, black with a grey stripe?
    Cannondale Synapse 105, Giant Defy 3, Giant Omnium, Giant Trance X2, EMC R1.0, Ridgeback Platinum, On One Il Pompino...
  • rc856
    rc856 Posts: 1,144
    cougie wrote:
    What colour is your saddle ? Match that ? Any Lightish colours will show the dirt.

    I think if your saddle, seatpost, wheels and tyres are black then black
    bar tape would look fine.
    As already said, would also hide any dirt
  • lockersgm
    lockersgm Posts: 37
    You've convinced me!
    I'm going to try the Lizard Skins black bar tape out. It turned up today and feels very 'grippy' and is also quite thick.