Many of you a familiar with Fizik's Bar Gel handlebar tape -- a two-piece shock-absorbing system for your handlebars. A roll of Microtex bar tape encases an adhesive layer of gel onto your bars to help keep your hands from going numb on long rides. It's a great system, since it fixes the gel on your bars instead of forcing you to wear it on your gloves.We've heard from more than one customer that what they love about the Bar Gel is the Microtex tape itself, and that the bulky feel of the gel beneath the tape isn't their cup of tea. Microtex is a waterproof, synthetic nylon microfiber 20% lighter and more durable than leather, and it doesn't tear anywhere near as easily as cork (Cinelli) or foam (Deda). It has a combination of durability, grippiness, slip-proofness, and good looks you don't get from other brands of tape. In reponse to demand, Fizik recently released their Microtex bar tape in a non-gel version. What you get here is one roll -- enough for one handlebar. It has all the wonders of Microtex, but since it doesn't come with gel you get a low-profile feel for your bars missing with the cushy Bar Gel. Available in Black, Metallic Blue, Red, Chalk White, Silver, and White. The actual weight of the Fizik Microtex Handlebar Tape is 63g.
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Any reason not to use bar tape instead of grips? I'm currently using rubber lock-ons and considering ESI Racer's Edge grips. Just worried about the rotating or slipping. As far as comfort goes, I've been riding rubber grips with no problems and cyclocross guys ride with tape, so, why not MTBs?Read More »
I had an OTB incident a while ago which munged up my bar tape good, and little did I know the Cinelli tape would be almost impossible to remove - the tape comes off but the adhesive strip, filled with chunks of the cork strip, does not come off.
I've already tried using alcohol, goo gone, and a ... Read More »
Hello Mtbr Shiggyites.(followers of the almighty)
I come to you again with a question of the ages.
Is Salsa cork bar tape supposed to be rubberized backed? Not adhesive backed like most tapes?
It wrapped great, is super durable, and feels really soft to the touch. But is isn't holding its pla ... Read More »