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Lizard Skins DSP 3.2 DuraSoft Polymer Bar Tape

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The 3.2mm DSP is our thickest tape and has a new distinct pattern. Tried and tested by Vacansoleil-DCM at the 2012 Paris-Roubaix course and they loved it!

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Lizard Skins DSP 3.2 DuraSoft Polymer Bar Tape Reviews

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Overall Rating:
4.4
out of 5
4.44
Build Quality
4.83
Performance
4.83
Value For Money
3.67

Customer Reviews (3)

4
Lizard Skins Bar tape kit

This tape looks and feels awesome, and overall I'm really pleased with my purchase. It was my first time changing bar tape, and so I took my time with it to get the wrap look and feel I desired (I used the park tools video on youtube by the moustached man who is basically the Bob Ross of bike maintenance, and can say that METHOD 3 for getting around the shifters and reversing the direction of the wrap with minimal bulk was perfectly achievable). It doesn't clarify in the tredz description on this page what you actually get in this pack. It comes in attractive packaging - you get 2 rolls of wraps (what is pictured on this site x2), 2 bar end stops (plastic but with the lizard skin logo on the end), 2 extra (4 inch ish) bits of the wrap tape to pad the underneath of your shifters, and 2 strips of a separate rubber thin sticky tape (about 8 inch), which is just wider than standard electrical tape (meaning as you come up to the stem and finish off, you can keep a consistent look). Brilliant - so if you were worried that it might just be a roll of the tape and nothing else, worry not! - The tape has an adhesive strip on the back of it which you peel off as you go, it is only about 5mm thick and goes down the centre of the tape - it is not a strong adhesive by any means, but when I first went to rip the strip back I accidently took a thin layer of the tape foam with it. I just lost about 40 cm of adhesion, but that doesn't matter too much as a good firm wrapping technique will hold itself in place anyway (or so I am told hehe). The feel of the tape has added padding and girth to the hold on my ride, and I think it's a really wise upgrade to ensure you don't skimp on any contact areas with your bike... Hence why I was happy to spend the bit extra for one of the more colourful design options. The only reason I haven't scored it well on value is that despite being thorough, one of the bar ends popped out while riding the other day - I thought it seemed snug enough but clearly not - problem was the wrap immediately unravelled itself after this happened, so I had to tie it and spend the rest of the ride on the hoods... I managed to retrace my steps and find the plug... shattered into about 8 pieces. I appreciate it isn't an exact science, but seems the technique is to get just enough wrap but not too much in the hole so the overlap holds the bar end/stopper in more firmly, I thought I'd done this, but maybe not. More user error than a fault with the product, but maybe for this kind of thing, companies could foresee the need for spares and chuck a couple extras in with the pack - they are just the cheap injection moulded plastic ones, not the hex key locking ones - a cheap but totally necessary part of the bike). As of this moment, my bar tape is super glued back down until replacement bar ends arrive.

This tape looks and feels awesome, and overall I'm really pleased with my purchase. It was my first time changing bar tape, and so I took my time with it to get the wrap look and feel I desired (I used the park tools video on youtube by the moustached man who is basically the Bob Ross of bike maintenance, and can say that METHOD 3 for getting around the shifters and reversing the direction of the wrap with minimal bulk was perfectly achievable). It doesn't clarify in the tredz description on this page what you actually get in this pack. It comes in attractive packaging - you get 2 rolls of wraps (what is pictured on this site x2), 2 bar end stops (plastic but with the lizard skin logo on the end), 2 extra (4 inch ish) bits of the wrap tape to pad the underneath of your shifters, and 2 strips of a separate rubber thin sticky tape (about 8 inch), which is just wider than standard electrical tape (meaning as you come up to the stem and finish off, you can keep a consistent look). Brilliant - so if you were worried that it might just be a roll of the tape and nothing else, worry not! - The tape has an adhesive strip on the back of it which you peel off as you go, it is only about 5mm thick and goes down the centre of the tape - it is not a strong adhesive by any means, but when I first went to rip the strip back I accidently took a thin layer of the tape foam with it. I just lost about 40 cm of adhesion, but that doesn't matter too much as a good firm wrapping technique will hold itself in place anyway (or so I am told hehe). The feel of the tape has added padding and girth to the hold on my ride, and I think it's a really wise upgrade to ensure you don't skimp on any contact areas with your bike... Hence why I was happy to spend the bit extra for one of the more colourful design options. The only reason I haven't scored it well on value is that despite being thorough, one of the bar ends popped out while riding the other day - I thought it seemed snug enough but clearly not - problem was the wrap immediately unravelled itself after this happened, so I had to tie it and spend the rest of the ride on the hoods... I managed to retrace my steps and find the plug... shattered into about 8 pieces. I appreciate it isn't an exact science, but seems the technique is to get just enough wrap but not too much in the hole so the overlap holds the bar end/stopper in more firmly, I thought I'd done this, but maybe not. More user error than a fault with the product, but maybe for this kind of thing, companies could foresee the need for spares and chuck a couple extras in with the pack - they are just the cheap injection moulded plastic ones, not the hex key locking ones - a cheap but totally necessary part of the bike). As of this moment, my bar tape is super glued back down until replacement bar ends arrive.

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4 out of 5
Build Quality: 4.5/5
Performance: 4.5/5
Value For Money: 3/5
5
Lizard Skins 3.2mm Bar Tape

Just really good stuff. Tacky, easily cleaned, not absorbant, wraps on easily despite the extra thickness. Can’t rate the wear rate yet but you can tell it’ll last. Great for rough gravel on the CX and for those with larger hands. Buy cheap, buy twice.

Just really good stuff. Tacky, easily cleaned, not absorbant, wraps on easily despite the extra thickness. Can’t rate the wear rate yet but you can tell it’ll last. Great for rough gravel on the CX and for those with larger hands. Buy cheap, buy twice.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5
5
Lizard Skins 3.2mm Bar Tape

Excellent product, have used this tape for s while now snd have to say it's the best I've tried. I really suffer with numb hands and this helps a lot, it doesn't stop it completely but sure helps, especially when used in conjunction with Bar Phat.

Excellent product, have used this tape for s while now snd have to say it's the best I've tried. I really suffer with numb hands and this helps a lot, it doesn't stop it completely but sure helps, especially when used in conjunction with Bar Phat.

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4.7 out of 5
Build Quality: 5/5
Performance: 5/5
Value For Money: 4/5

Grips & Bar Tape Guide

What are grips and bar tape?

Grips and bar tape form the padding you rest your hands on when you cycle.

Who needs grips and bar tape?

Grips and bar tape don’t last forever. They’re a bike consumable that you will need to replace when it gets too worn.

What are the choices?

If your bike has flat handlebars, you need grips, if you ride drop bars you need bar tape. Beyond this, there’s a bewildering array of materials, textures and colours to choose from, all promoting different comfort and performance properties.

What should I buy with them?

Grips are only one half of the cycling hand comfort equation. Pamper your palms properly and add a decent pair of cycling gloves as well.

Anything else?

Grips and bar tape aren’t just about comfort – there are so many fantastic colours and designs to choose from, it’s a great way to add a splash of your personality to your bike.

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