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Lizard Skins DSP Dual-Color Bar Tape - 2.5MM


Price: $24.95 - $65.95
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  • Claimed Weight: 50 g
  • Length: 82 in
  • Material: polymer
  • Recommended Use: cycling

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Lizard Skins DSP Dual-Color Bar Tape - 2.5MM + Fizik Bar Gel with Four Pieces (No tape)
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Product Description

Lizard Skins DSP Dual-Color Bar Tape offers you better shock absorption with a full 2. 5mm of cushion to eliminate numbness and fatigue. It also dishes out the good looks by the ladle-full with slick dual-color design and embossed logos.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 2 inches ; 4.5 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B0027AO4T4
  • Item model number: Lizard Skins
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,278 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Overall it looks good, and feels great on the hands.
MaliceFox
I ride with gloves and in dry it is very tacky and comfortable.
Brady
Within 50 miles, the tape was starting to bunch up and crease.
Daniel S.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By LesB on June 3, 2012
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I've done one 84 mile ride since installing white Lizard Skins. It has a very "grippy" feel, it almost sticks to my hands. It takes some getting used to, but it's a good safety feature. I've nearly crashed in the past by hands slipping off the bars.

It does provide a nice soft cushion-y feel. Part of my monthly ride in the roads of the Santa Monicas is along Yerba Buena Road, which is full of wide transverse cracks. On a fast descent the handlebars vibrate violently, kinda like holding a jackhammer. This tape definitely took the bite off the vibration.

They look beautiful on the bike, with a slight glossy look.

My problem with this tape is that there is not quite enough length provided. My handlebars probably take more tape than most bikes, with the low drops. But I'd think they would provide plenty of tape for all uses. Part of the problem is that the instructions say to not to stretch the tape while installing. Not stretching it at all is not possible, since you have to fit the tape to the contours of the handlebar. So I used the minimum stretching that I could, which contributed to the problem of insufficient length.

The reason that I got this particular tape is that I was told that they are easier to keep clean than other tapes. That's important for me, since I use white tape, and in the past the white stuff gets grungy looking. After one ride, there is absolutely no staining. They look as good as when I installed them.

September 2012
Three months down the line, I have not experienced the problem "The Squirrel" has with cleaning. For me it cleans very nicely, much better than any of the porous tapes that I've used.

One problem though is that it yellows over time with exposure to the elements.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The Squirrel on June 24, 2012
TL;DR Great tape if you're willing to replace it once a season. It is by no means bad tape, however. Would rate it around 3.5 rather than 3 stars.

While this tape feels great it wears down fast and cleaning has mixed results (keeping in mind I purchased white). The wear issue is the real downfall.

The bad:
-Wears down FAST. The exterior and foamy/soft nature of the tape deteriorates rapidly. Expect about one season of frequent use from it.
-Stains yellow (eventually) from sweat unless you take care to wipe it with soap+water after every ride. It holds up great at first. This is irrelevant on colors other than white.
-Shifts around after being wrapped. The instructions say not to wrap it tight. The tape won't stay put if you do not wrap it tightly. I've re-wrapped the tape 3 times progressively tighter. It finally stayed put the last time after some minor shifting.
-I wouldn't say the roll is short but it's certainly not generous in length. The lack of significant stretching aggravates this.
-Overpriced. If this tape was $10/roll I really wouldn't mind replacing it once a season. It performs well in the technical department it's simply not durable. Frequent replacement just doesn't pair well with increased pricing.

The good:
+Sheds mud and road grime easily. I could see this being useful in cyclocross.
+Rides soft with generous padding. Dampens vibration well. Riding bare-handed is a pleasure with this tape.
+Grips your hands well even when wet. The surface has a tactile rubber feel & you should not have any issues slipping.

I really wanted this tape to work out. The positive aspects are amazing. The lack of durability with higher cost is a toxic combination. The tape shifting around on the bar drove me nuts until I ignored the instructions. I'm going to Fizik Microtex and will see if that provides better results.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Michael N Kopec on November 13, 2012
Color Name: WhiteSize Name: One Size
After just 2 months of riding (35 hours on the saddle), the black vinyl coating is wearing off in the places where I hold my bars. I have had $19 bar tape (Cinelli) last 2 years and this $35 tape barely lasted two months. When I read the description and saw the price I made the mistake of assuming it was going to be a very durable bar tape. I was wrong. Where the vinyl has worn off, the grey cloth backing is now exposed. I also installed this bar tape on my wife's bike and she has the identical premature wearing. Terrible product.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Doug R on March 27, 2013
I bought this tape in January and by March the handle bar tape was showing significant wear by the shifters, especially on the right. I was really disappointed because I liked the feel and the blue color but handle bar tape should last more than two months. Maybe I had a bad box but I would not try a second time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Krause on December 18, 2012
I splurged on this tape thinking I would get a long-lasting product. I wrapped it once and the next day both the ends popped out. It comes with the adhesive on the underside but it wasn't a problem to re-wrap it but the same thing happened. I just taped the end but once the tension was gone it just started slopping off from the middle. I took it to a bike shop, had the repair guy do it and the next day the left end cap popped out. At least this time the right side has been secure for about 1.5 months.

A little bit of moisture and your hands slide all over the bars. No grip to them when wet. It's a night and day difference between wet and dry. I bought the white bar tape, knowing it would get dirty but after one big rainfall, the tape became completely discolored to a yellow-tan. So it's nonfunctional and it looks bad.

Gave up and bought SRAM supercork (in black), which I've also never tried, but I'm willing to give another "expensive" product a shot. If that doesn't work, I'm sticking to the cheap stuff.
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