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You don't have to love the stones.

One venerable Roubaix-winning hard man mutant from the peloton insists that, in order to win that race, you have to love the stones. While that may be true, you don't have to love the abuse they heap on your hands. Lizard Skins' DSP 3.2mm Bar Tape brings a healthy thickness of dense padding that, rather than puff out your bars, provides firm support to absorb road noise. The tape also rocks a cross-hatched pattern to keep your grip securely on the bars in all manner of conditions.

  • Firm padding adds comfort, not bulk
  • Cross-hatched texture for increased grip in inclement conditions

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Lizard Skins- Bar Tape Install Video

A great video from Lizard Skins sight showing detailed instructions for bar tape installation.

5 5

Love It!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I like gloves and padding; the more the better. I don't understand the concern for "control" (Do people go without Power Steering on their car so they can "feel the road"?). I bought the Lizard Skins 3.2mm in White and will repeat when the time comes. From the photos I saw, I was wondering if the "tread" would look ugly, but it looks really good, and stays reasonably clean because I keep my hands & gloves clean. The tack is perfect. Best of all, every tape I've ever used eventually slipped and gapped at the handlebar bends, but this stuff DOESN'T BUDGE!! Really great tape!

5 5

It's thick, no doubt there

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I hate gloves. I can't specifically say why, but they drive me crazy. This leaves me with a quandary when I ride the rougher back roads, chip fill county roads and occasional dirt with my bike. I could progressively go numb in my hands, or I could wear my gloves. Then I got this bar tape.

I had Cinelli cork before this and it lasted a total of around 900 miles before I wore a hole in it.

Then a buddy turned me on to the Lizard Skin tape. Holy cow, what a difference!

It's grippy, padded, and doesn't look out of place on the bike. Best of all, I can go glove free without the numbness.

I probably could have gotten away with the 2.5 wrap, but I figured I would try that next time and start with thicker now. I'm a fan so far.

5 5

Better than double wrapping

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I tend to use the LS 2.5mm tape and tried to double tape once but it was just too big, this is the perfect thickness for people who don't like gloves or are riding on rough roads.

5 5

Awesome cushioning!

My Cervelo R3 came with Fizik's Microtex which had no cushioning at all. I probably went to the opposite end of the scale with this tape but I love it! Great cushioning and with the herringbone texture it looks great and feels great too. Caution-if you have small hands or just don't like the feel of a fat bar-try one of the less cushioned tapes like their 2.5. Otherwise, I highly recommend.

Awesome cushioning!
5 5

Great tape

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tape is awesome. I like it so much I'm buying my second set to put on my commuter bike.

5 5

Awesome Tape

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tape is great. It's comfortable, grippy, and it looks nice.

4 5

great tape

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

very comfortable on the hands and extremely grippy. I made the mistake and got the white color which looks nice on a bike but its hard as hell to keep clean. i would recommend any other color. Overall happy with the tape though

4 5

Best bar tape for cyclocross

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Super grippy, but so much padding on it that I actually preferred to hold the bar tape as opposed to the hoods. Also synthetic material, so really easy to wash off at the end of a nasty race. Great for CX/gravel grinder bikes.

Make SURE you listen to the instructions and don't stretch this tape when you install it, or it will rip, like what happened the first time I tried to install.