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    Bar Tape

    I want to change the bar tape on my bars.At the moment its got Fizik tape but theres no cushioning in it it feels like your just holding the bars. Any ideas what a nice comfortable tape is . I don't want to use gel inserts just tape. Cheers

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    Gel tape.My son has it on his bike.A bit chunky for my liking but I suppose that's the point of it.

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    Yarp, virtually all bar tape firms make Gel tape. Its thicker obviously as its got gel on the underside of it, but if you wrap it nice and tight, it's a comfy ride.

    If you don't want to use Gel tape - then just double wrap your bars with normal tape. Its what they do on Paris-Roubaix.
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    Try Lizardskins tape... a big thicker, but not gel.
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    There is only one bar tape....

    Lizardskins (medium thickness)

    Much like naan breads....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The return of Marty Wild View Post
    There is only one bar tape....

    Lizardskins (medium thickness)

    Much like naan breads....

    Garlic&Coriander
    FTFU.We'll have non of that fruit and nuts in Naan bread thank you!

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    Another lover of lizard skins....you just reminded me I need to order some more...worn mine out from the stand up hill climbs

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    There is only one naan.
    "Iím glad you asked me twice, you see I am a bilingual, Iím a bilingual illiterateÖ I canít read in two languages."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxhilljunkie View Post
    Another lover of lizard skins....you just reminded me I need to order some more...worn mine out from the stand up hill climbs
    If you are standing on the bars you are doing it all wrong.
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    Keema naan. Bread and meat.

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