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    OMG! One word

    Lizard skins bar tape.

    Just the the right amount of cush, and nice and tacky. Should be perfect when things start getting wet and sloppy.
    Also a shot of my new 1X9 set-up. 42t front with a 11-32 cassette. That should handle about any course.
    Happy racing to everyone this weekend.
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    I'm not a genius, but isn't that four words??

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    OMG! One word

    Been installing it on a few customers' bikes. Feels awesome. If I wasn't such a cheapskate I'd already have it on my bike. I keep waiting for a crash to tear my cork tape...

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    yeah, I'm running the zipp service course bar tape. I'm pretty sure its made for zipp by lizard skins. Its nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemlinus View Post
    I'm not a genius, but isn't that four words??
    Damn, your right. Are you sure your not a genius?
    How about: Lizardskinsbartape

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    I ran the lizard skins for a season and didn't dig it. I ride gloveless and it got slippery from sweat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet View Post
    I ran the lizard skins for a season and didn't dig it. I ride gloveless and it got slippery from sweat
    Uh oh, I hope I'm not missing the boat here. I was hoping the tackyness would help once conditions started getting wet and sloppy.

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    Cool, my bar tape is looking sure dingy and I was just starting to look at replacing it.

    BTW, white is NOT a good color for bar tape! I'm going either red or black, both colors will match my bike.

    And I like the sound of that gear combo. I have a 46/34 with a 11-25 cassette, and I don't care much for it. It wasn't great on a cross course, and even in the lowest gear long grades get to be a killer.
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    I have it but haven't used it yet. Reviews are mixed. Some love it and some, like above, say it's slippery when wet. You gotta wear gloves. Which is fine for me.

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    Stuff works GREAT as a drive-side chain-stay protector. I look classier than the original Lizard Skin intended for that purpose, to me.

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    Another note, white lizard skins cleans SUPER easily with clean streak. It also stays white fairly well. I still like the green personally, but thats due to a saddle choice

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    Wonder how the Lizard Skins tape would work on a straight road bike. I have big hands (XXL gloves) and a bit more grip diameter on the drops would be good.
    Sure wish we had cyclocross around here. Never have been able to figure it, mountain bike parks and trails all over, huge road club scene in the area, but absolute 0 interest in cyclocross.
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    I read a lot of mixed reviews about how it doesn't last long and is slippery, but decided to try some out anyway. To my surprise, it lasted much longer than my other tapes have and after it started to wear I was able to flip is around and it looked brand new again. Also, when wet it's about as slippery as any other bar tape, but when dry it's much more grippy. So, to me it's worth the extra cost, and I'm on my second set.

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    It's a great tape,but it didn't last for me. That said, I'd run it again.

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    I've heard good things about it, but haven't tried it myself. I've progressed towards Newbaum's cotton tape. It's cheap, reliable, plenty of grip in all conditions, and lots of colors. If you want cushy, you can wrap the cotton over cork.

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    I've been running the new ESI tape! It's super nice, very impressed so far.

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    A tad more expensive but I have been using Cardiff and/or Adarga leather handlebar tapes for the past two years and found each worked pretty well whether it was hot and humid, cold, or wet and rainy.

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    I've been running the lizard skins DSP tape for about 3 years on my gravel bike (used to be my CX race bike as well). While I really like it for gravel riding I don't like it much for CX. The primary reason is it's TOO grippy, which can cause blisters when riding a lot of rough ground. I always wear gloves, but one time I attempted riding it without gloves while riding around a cx course for an hour. My hands weren't the same for awhile since it caused some serious blisters. The extra friction caused by the grippy tape was the cause, as I've never had that problem with other tape.

    In terms of longevity/durability it works out fairly well. Like most tape, the rougher the ground you ride the faster it will wear. Mine gets worn through behind the hoods in about 6-9 months of gravel riding (~2000ish miles). I will continue to use it on my gravel bike, but will never use it again on my CX race bike.

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    Mine wore pretty quickly on the road bike. I really liked the feel though, and would probably use it again. Grip wasn't a problem, but I always ride with gloves.

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