We designed this tape for riders that go over varied surfaces during tours and mixed terrain brevets: fire roads, double track, washboard roads, crushed limestone, and gravel. Compared to the Foamy Tape, this tape features a Diamond texture and increased grip.
It's plush. It's 3.5mm thick. It has a very nice hand feel, wraps easily, and is long - which is nice for today's wide bars.
The edges feature a taper so when you wrap your bars it can line-up mostly flat, or have a bit more overlap for a chunkier grip.
Additionally, the included bar plugs are actually really nice quality. You won't be chucking them into the bin like the cheap-o, push in ones.
- Material: PU + EVA Foam
- Length: 200cm
- Thickness: 3.5mm
- Weight: 84g including bar plugs
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Nice thickness and texture. Reminds me of metal knurling. I've only gone on a handful of short rides so far, but it's been good. Came with enough to cut a piece for each of the hoods & comfortably wrap the rest of my 44cm Ritchey VentureMax bars.
Need to ride it more, only one ride since wrapping the bars. I cut 3-4 inches to attach to the back of the brake levers, 1 strip from each role. The remaining length of tape is barely long enough to reach the ends of 42 cm normal bars. I do like the enclosed end plugs.
I haven't had a bar tape that's held up as well as this. I've crashed and scraped the handlebars, with no visible wear on the tape. And the 'yoga mat' like texture is good, without being overly tacky like lizardskins. Good for commuting, touring, and bikepacking because of the texture and durability.
Didn’t put it on yet but it looks like good stuff.