Does anyone have any suggestions for using road tape on a mountain bike? Brands, etc...
Also does anyone have any good pics of their set up with road tape?
I run roadie cork bar tape on my Jones H-bars.
It's the basic cork tape that seems to get sold under a bunch of brand names. Mine is the Serfas brand, but it's the same as my Cinelli tape on my road bike.
I run the cork tape because I like the padding thickness. It's just right for me, which is a subjective matter. I also like the smooth texture because it's effortless to move my hands/gloves. With rubber grips, they have a tacky surface that bunches up my gloves when move my hands.
Although I don't, some riders create unique shapes with their tape. This is a benefit because you address comfort and grip shape preferences easily by shimming areas with more or less tape underneath the final layer.
The cork tape isn't as durable as rubber grips and I find myself replacing it every 6 months. But on the plus side, one package is good for two applications because the tape is so long to fit the full length of drop handlebars.