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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:00 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Hi guys,

Can anyone recommend a good quality brand of bar tape that has the nice thicker feel to it?
I keep buying stuff that looks up to the job but they all end up feeling a bit 'normal'.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:10 pm 
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I really rate Charge U-Bend tape myself, comfy and good value for money too


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:47 pm 
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two layers instead of one??


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:07 pm 
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I like the thicker variant of the Bontrager tape.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:27 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
two layers instead of one??


no reason that wouldnt work right? perhaps too think though?


May give the Bortager or Charge tape a go.

You know how it is, every bike I come across in a nice bike shop seems to have softer, thicker, squidgier tape than everything you've bought!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:51 pm 
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I just use fizik, never been a problem for me tbh.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:58 pm 
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Specialized Roubaix.

You name it, I've tried it. Fizik is fine too - have it on my Kuota. Cinelli is lush but a bit fragile. Roubaix is softer and thicker than both.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:13 pm 
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Double or spesh bar gel.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:11 pm 
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Bingo.

Cheers guys, ill give the Spesh tape a trial.


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