I have this tape on another bike and I love it! The Bondcush Soft Touch is easy to work with and provides a nice cushy feel once installed. I always use the Fizik Gel as an added layer of cush. I made the mistake of ordering the wrong version and ended up with the "Classic" feel which is sort of like a faux leather. When I realized my error I it was too late as I already had the old tape off. I found that the Classic was too stiff and a little harder to wrap. I also find it slippery and not a very nice feel. I've got the bars wrapped and will ride the bike this way for now. I suspect that I'll take the tape off after not too long and replace it with the Soft Touch version. There is a big difference between these two.
I had fizik bar tape on my bike for over 2 years. Thought I might refresh. Unfortunately this isn't the same type, I think I had the semi-tacky version before. But still good tape, high quality, just like the other one better!
Everybody has their own preference for sure. But for road bike cruising, this works great. Good grip and soft enough to be comfortable on long rides. It's thicker than some so may require a slight adjustment to install mechanics depending on what you're used to.
Fizik Tempo Microtex Bondcush 3mm Bar Tape has a classic look with a retro perforated middle section. It takes more skill to wrap than some others but looks great if installed with the correct tension and wrap technique.
The name is a bit mis-leading as there is not much cush to this tape. The grip is good when wet.
If you want a classic looking bar with not much cushion this is a good choice. It holds up very well and lasts.
I love fizik and have been using it for a while. Very comfortable and durable tape, and easy to install as well. I had never used red before, however, and it's a challenge to keep it clean. The black is a lot easier to maintain. I will probably stick to black in the future, even as cool as the red looks on my bike.
Not a really tacky wrap, but gives a nice firm feeling with just a little bit of cushion. Works really well with gloves in the Texas heat. Takes a little strength to get it to stretch and sit right, but well worth the effort and gives a more classic look.
Was more difficult than other bar tape to apply. I didn't compare measurements, but it seemed it was shorter than tape I've used in the past. And, it has a cover strip that you have to pull off for the entire roll, which just makes it a bit messier when applying yourself. Once on the bike, the grip was fine and there's plenty of cushion. But, with some many other tapes out there, I'll avoid Fizik take in the future.
Prefer a thick wrap, even with this product I use a 1.8mm tape underneath it on the drop section of the bars, and then just this tape once I'm past the shifters. Really like the Microtex for durability & cleaning. Plenty of length, even with the excess required for the double-wrap section.