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Fi'zi:k Bar Gel & Bar Tape Kit $0.00
The Fizik Microtex Bar Gel brings the sort of comfort and shock absorbency to your handlebars you probably thought you could only get by double-wrapping your bars with cork tape Paris-Roubaix-style. The tape itself is made from Microtex -- a waterproof, synthetic nylon microfiber material 20% lighter and more durable than leather (it's what Fizik uses on the cover of their legendary Aliante saddle). Beneath the supple Microtex bar tape you put custom-cut gel pads. It gives you extra cush where you need it, but without the bulkiness of a double-wrap job. And a well-written set of instructions ensures that you'll set it up right the first time. Black only.
The actual weight of the Fizik Microtex Bar Gel is 155g.
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Comfy & Easy to Install
I like this tape. It seems pretty comfortable, although I'm not sure I see much of a difference from my stock Felt (as in the bike company) tape that it replaced. It was easy to install, but I have experience wrapping tennis racket handles, not much different. The finishing tape that it came with was pretty worthless, so I just used some electrical tape and the end plugs would not fit so I had to use my stock plugs. I rode a 53 miler shortly after installing and still ended up with numb hands but no more than if I was still using my stock handle bar wrap. If someone is looking to replace their worn out tape I would recommend.
Has anyone used this product? How does it...
Has anyone used this product? How does it get installed? Thanks.
You put the gel pieces down first and then wrap the tape over the top of it.
My wife is a pianist and a cyclist. Our roads here range from smooth, new asphalt to frost-cratered junk (often on the same ride), and while we were training for a 500-mile tour this past summer she wanted something to protect her wrists from shock and vibration. I wrapped her bars myself (I am not a pro, but fairly adept). The gel is sticky, but not really adhesive, so it's easy to place. You can cut it for different sized bars, and it goes right up to the hoods. You just wrap the tape right over the gel. This stuff definitely did the trick. Only caution I would offer is that it makes the bars a bit thicker, which could take getting used to if you have super-small hands (she wears a womens size S glove, and has no problems).