This item may be available in a different size, colour, scent, version or platform. Click below to be directed to product options:
Fizik Performance bar tape is made with Microtex like their hugely successful Superlight tape but has foam padding and a more stout 3mm thickness. The foam padding and increased thickness make the Performance bar tape extremely shock absorbing with increased vibration dampening. Whether you have hand issues or just seek a little more comfort, switching to a more padded bar tape can be a big improvement. Like the Superlight tape, the surface has the ideal amount of tack and resists slippage. It is very long lasting and also easy to clean. Fizik tape is one of the more refined and aesthetically best looking bars tapes making it a perfect complement for a high-end machine. Fi'zi:k bar tape is made of Microtex material. Microtex is a specific microfiber with very high abrasion and UV resistance. Microtex makes an excellent bar tape because it is durable, strong, breathable and washable. Because it is strong, it does not rip during the installation process like cork sometimes can. It will outlast most other bar tapes. There are several colors and two textures to choose from. The "Soft Touch" has a softer, suede texture. The regular type features a smoother surface that is easier to clean. Both options are extremely long lasting, but the smooth finish can be expected to last slightly longer than the "soft touch".
Soft Touch White
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I got this tape in yellow, in the hopes that it would be more comfy than my cheap cork bar tape and not tear as easily. This has delivered on both criteria pretty easily.
The tape itself has a thinnish layer of foam on the underside, which has a sticky strip strip (not adhesive) down the middle to grip the bar while you wrap. This mean you just wrap the tape tight enough so that it doesn't move and you can undo and re-wrap if you miss a spot. There is a line sewn down off center on the tape which helps a lot to wrap it evenly. I probably wrapped mine too tightly, but there is no concern about ripping the tap while wrapping like there is with cork.
The tape is firm (not so much thin, though) and not cushy or gel-like. For me this is an advantage - on my other bike I have "gel" cork tape which is much cushier, but not more comfortable for me. The longest ride I've ridden on this tape is 105 miles, at around 5 hours and I did not feel discomfort in my hands...
This is the best white bar tape I've ever used. It just keeps staying white! And when it does happen to get dirty, the grime comes off in an instant with a few wipes. I could go on, but it's really that simple.
Only downside (I know!), which was obviously a business decision by Fizik, is that the wrap is slightly too short. I had to re-wrap my bars a few times in order to correctly space the tape so it would reach the top. That was a little frustrating and is something that should not be an issue with a couple more inches of tape. Bad, Fizik! How much money did that save you and how much frustration did you bring your customers with that decision? Anyways, you lose a star for that. No excuses.
I'm using the regular white (not the tacky or soft touch) and I love this tape for the way it wraps, feels, and looks. First, with this tape its really easy to wrap a professional looking finish. I cover the logo edge and use the raised seam as a wrapping guide. (You can wrap it the other way, with the logo exposed, but I don't like the look as much. Personal preference.) Pull it snugly as you go - you have to keep it pretty snug especially at the bends so the edges are smooth. I end up with really nice looking bars with virtually identical wrapping on each side. I don't understand the reviews that say its too short. I have done 3 bars with this tape and end up with about 4 inches to cut off. I don't do the figure 8, so maybe that's where people are having some problems. Second, I like the grip and feel of this tape. Prior to this I used the Fizik superlight which felt a little slick and insecure in my hands (nice tape otherwise). This tape has a softer more leather-like feel that...
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.