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Performance tape brings 3mm of dense-yet-forgiving comfort to your bars.
Two finishes for Soft or Tacky bars
Durable, washable Microtex synthetic fiber
Ready for any weather condition a road rider is willing to face.
Includes: 2 rolls of tape, 2 extra tape strips, 2 bar plugs, 2 finishing tape
Fizik's Performance Bar Tape comes in two distinct flavors: Soft and Tacky. Soft is a standard microfiber feel, which is pleasant enough to handle bare hands for hours on end without complaint. Tacky is fashionably grippy with a :k tread pattern to keep your hands or gloves glued to the bars -- even when conditions are less than favorable. Regardless of which finish you choose, the Performance tape brings 3mm of dense-yet-forgiving comfort to your bars.
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...
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