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Fi'zi:kVento Microtex Tacky Bar Tape
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November 6, 2020
Solid tape for regular road bars
- I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
First, this tape looks pretty nice because it is shiny and has some contrast but due to the lines and stiff material, it can be tricky getting it to look perfect. Cork is somewhat more forgiving and softer. This material is relatively stiff and can be pretty hard to wrap just right with the folds creating gaps if you're not using just the right technique. The thin nature of this tape could lead to it "rolling up" on the edges if you don't get your edges tight and even so it was a bit tricky wrapping it without too much overlap and having it run the full length of my track bar. The tape is pretty tacky and reminds me of tennis grip tape. I wouldn't run this on a gravel bike as it probably won't last very long due to the thin and delicate nature of the material.
December 7, 2019
Superior to previous version
- I've put it through the wringer
I've been using Fizik bar tape for several race seasons now and had settled in on the Performance Tacky Touch tape. I decided to give this new Vento Microtex Tacky tape a try, and I have to say that it's a noticeable upgrade. The tape has way more grip, even in wet. As a plus, there are no perforations in this tape, so it should be a little better in preventing sweat from reaching the bars while I'm on the trainer. As with the previous version, the Vento tape is thin, especially if you wrap it tight like I do. This is perfect for cyclists with smaller hands, or who dislike bulky cushy tape. On the other hand, I found there was enough left-over tape to double-wrap the tops if you prefer a bit more cushion. My only gripe with this tape, which is not disclosed in the product description or photos, is there are white FIZIK logos on the tape opposite to the embossed logos you see in the photos. Actually, you can see them if you click on the Celeste photo. If you change wrap directions at the hoods (like you should be doing), you're going to have to make decision if you want to see the white logos on the tops or the drops. I put mine on the tops and obscured the logos with my greasy hands until you couldn't see them any more. Black tape FTW!