Comfort on the cobbles and cycling on rough city roads.
The Lizard Skin DSP (DuraSoft Polymer) Handlebar tape 3.2mm bar was created for impressive comfort, optimized feel and the perfect amount of grip to meet the needs of long-distance riders. The 3.2 mm DSP is Lizard Skins thickest tape, offering the cushioning you need when you reach mile seventy-five and are only halfway through your ride.
Alternatively, for the cyclist looking to combat numb hands and wrist pain caused by poor road conditions, this thick bar tape is for you.
An ideal choice for those that ride on a mixture of road types or varying terrains on a gravel bike, the DSP handlebar tape is race-proven on the cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix course and favored by many of the pro teams and commuters alike.
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Length: 89 in
Thickness: 3.2 mm
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This is my second Lizard Skin handlebar tape. It is durable and comfortable. Installation is great as it is not too sticky or slippery.
The only reason I take one star away is if you have a long handlebar, you may not have enough tape.
This is thick tape...I have carpal tunnel, riding with hand numbness is a given for me. I have an aggressive riding position.This bar tape helps alleviate some of the hand numbness and fatigue so I can ride longer with less pain. Like all contact points, its a personal preference. Western Bike Works has a great price on My favorite bar tape.
I really wanted to like this tape. It looks fantastic and has great grip and vibration dampening, unfortunately it gets dirty really easy (and very hard to clean) and starts to wear out after only about 15 hours of use. It literally started disintegrating on all the pressure points. Might be a great window dressing for showing off your bike but if you actually ride it, forget it.
I had all kinds of bar tape for over thirty years. None of them ever cost this much and pealed its' skin off in a matter of months. I won't buy this again. I would post photos here but I don't see where it's possible. It's definitely a comfortable, secure grip. Perhaps that's why it can't take really hard use. It peels right where your hands hold tight in the drops or climbing, in or out of the saddle.
If you ride roads that are less than smooth, this 3.2 mm thick bar tape helps dampen the vibration and shock. Very comfortable, good looking and provide a nice thick grip - especially if you have 31.8 mm bars. A bit difficult to put on as the material is very thick and not very stretchy, but worth the effort.
Purchased the Lizard Skin DSP handlebar tape and love it for it cushioned grip but mainly for the grip I get on the handlebars. It's not the cheapest option, but I feel the value received is well worth the cost. Love it.
The Phil waterproof grease is my top choice for waterproof grease. I built up a new bike and refused to start the build until this grease arrived. I have used it for over 30 years, and I think it is great stuff!
I have used the 3.2mm tape on my bicycles for a number of years. It provides good comfort and grip. I've not had a problem. with wear or tearing. Previously, I had double taped my road handlebars, and the 3.2mm offers more comfort.
I've down rated this last purchase as the extra section provided to cover the back of the bars at the brake hoods didn't stick. Holding that piece and wrapping at the hoods was a (slow) exercise in dexterity.
This tape is expensive but worth the price to me. That could be 5 stars or 4 stars in value depending on your outlook.
Easy to install, with all the extra bits you need for around the hoods, and to finish up the wrap. The tape itself is nice and cushy, with a good grip - not too sticky, but not too slippery either. Works well in the cold, heat, dry, wet, and on the trainer, and with or without gloves (basically any combination of those). I'm pretty happy with it.
personal preferences being what they are, this tape is my favorite because of grip/feel and cushion. seems to last longer and clean easier than other bar tape. I recommend highly.
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