Fizik's Performance Classic Bar Tape has 3mm of thickness offering pristine grip whether you are riding leisurely or pushing your limits. The Performance Classic bar tape is made of durable microtex that is breathable and washable.
The tape while a unique design does not wrap well if you have wrapped bars a lot. The ridges which can help with overlap is a detriment to adjusting the overlap as needed. The thick white foam does not tuck into the handlebar plug ends. I had to cut the tape flush with the ends and use black tape to secure. The plugs have little flex ability to fit inside the bar without hammering. The tape has little stretch to adjst for handlebar bends.
CONS: Poor Bar End Plugs, Ridges Are Problem, Will Not Fit Into Ends, Difficult To Install
I had some handle bar tape from performance bike and they didn't last that long, I can't believe the quality for less then $20.. awesome tape and it has stitching on it.very good tape I will not hesitate to buy a again..
I run this tape on both of my bikes, along with gel pads. I've been really happy with how well it has held up and how grippy it is. I think I've had the same tape on my Jamis Renegade for at least a year and don't see any need to replace it.
For reference, I'm a heavy rider and I like to do long distance and gravel.
This is really comfortable handlebar tape with eye popping color. The tape is highly durable, does not get dirty easily and it just brings a smile when I grip the bars. I am going to get this tape for all of my road bikes.
PROS: Durable, Easy To Install, Attractive Design, Lightweight
This tape is a huge improvement from my thin cork tape. I was expecting more padding, but, when you stretch the bar tape over the bar, it becomes a bit thinner. There are a few roads where I ride, and this definitely helps. Great bar tape.
I'm not sure there's any practical value to the holes and ridges in the design of this tape, but I think it looks good on the bike. The ridges also help keep it straight when you're wrapping your bars. This is the thicker Fizik tape, and it definitely adds a little comfort to your hands while riding.
I'm currently using dirt drop bars on my mtb, which means that I need bar tape that can take a beating. This tape fits that description. Comfort is fine, though I usually wear gloves so that's less of a factor for me. This was my first time wrapping bars myself (usually have my LBS do it) and it was simple. Not like we're talking brain surgery, but in case you were wondering if I had any issues. Lots of color options, which is a plus as well!
The grip feels nice, good color, and the seam tapers beautifully and very easy to wrap, the problem is they were a little short so I had to stretch them like a San Francisco dollar to get them to cover which made them feel very thin.
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