Tempo Microtex Bondcush Classic Bar Tape
The Tempo Microtex Bondcush Classic Bar Tape from Fi'zi:k is all-new and is catered to those who prefer a little more cushion between their hands and the bar. That makes it an ideal choice for cyclocross racers, gravel riders, or any cyclist doing endurance rides over less than ideal roads. Sitting at a healthy 3mm, it's thick enough to add some additional padding without feeling overly bulky and losing the feel of your bar.
We've seen efforts from Fi'zi:k in the past to add gel comfort in the form of pads that sit on top of the bar which is then wrapped by tape. It worked well in theory, however, the gel turns into quite a mess after a few months, it makes the bar is harder to wrap, and the pads can shift around. In an effort to get a similar result without the headache, the brand now offers Bondcush, a layered, mid-padding polymer foam that aids in the absorption of road noise. It's bonded to that familiar leather-like Microtex outer layer offering grip, durability, and great looks.
- A cushy bar tape that smooths the ride
- Synthetic Microtex outer is durable and grippy
- Foam polymer padding soaks up the road noise
- 3mm thickness is just right for feel and comfort
- Classic looks and color options for any theme
- Item #FIZ008S
- [outer layer] Microtec, [padding] polymer foam
- Recommended Use
- wrapping handlebars
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 2 years
4 based on 2 ratings
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October 20, 2022
My favorite tape
I've been using this tape for several years now. I retape in the spring and it lasts throughout the year. As the other reviewer noted, this tape does not stretch, which makes it a bit more of a pain to install. However, this is the thickest Fi'zik tape and it feels great to hold without gloves. Thin gloves are fine too.
May 4, 2020
Needs more stretch...
- I've used it several times
Feels great once you have it on the bars, but I found that it was hard to install. There is very little stretch, so it was very difficult to make it conform to the curvature of the bars.
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