The most expensive tape on the market and definitely not better. It looks all pretty when you put it on and feels great but DOES NOT LAST! Even when applied properly ... LS is very specific to not stretch the tape when you apply it because then they have an excuse for their crappy workmanship.
In about 10 rides, the outer layer started peeling off and continued to do so until I couldnt stand it anymore and took it off. No other tape I have used (and I have used a lot of others) does this. DO NOT BUY unless you just like to spend 40 bucks and re wrap your bar tape every other month.
Usually you spend more money to get a better product but this stuff is nothing but expensive JUNK!
We need a zero star rating option 1 star is too much! It amazes me that there are any high ratings on here. They must have either rated it right after they put it on or they just never ride their bikes so it hasnt worn out yet sitting in the garage... lol )
I love the color of mine (bright green) as well as the extra padding. Took off 1 star because it is not significantly more padded than my 2.5mm ones although the way they advertise it, youd think it was much more padded. In fact I cant even tell the difference unless Im holding my different tapebar setups back to back! As with all DSP I love the feel of this tape in dry and wet conditions.
This stuff is expensive. Too expensive for what it delivers. On the plus side it's easy to wrap and will stretch a little to cover the bends and it is easy on the hands. On the con side the stuff doesn't last. In no time, with normal use the outer layer of the tape starts decomposing. I've wrapped 2 bikes twice with it but never again. Avoid at all costs.
Lizard Skins from Bike Tire Direct was a great value on sale. By far this is the best white bar tape on the market. Cleans up easy and lasts whereas its competitors wear quickly picking up soiled marks and looking grungy. Spend the extra money and get Lizard Skins!
I ride long distances (70-100 miles) a ride. The extra cushion really feels good from the beginning to the end of the ride. I've used Lizard Skins bar tape for 3 or 4 years on multiple bikes. It's lasted really well for me. Great product.
I was a big fan of this tape at one time (especially after the 3.2 mm came out), as it is nice on the hands. However, long-term durability is not great, after a season or two, the colored outer layer starts to peel, leaving the tape looking shoddy. Any color other than black tends to get dirty quickly, and getting the dirt off is difficult to impossible (I recently tried to clean a friend's red Lizard Skins tape using Rock N' Roll Miracle Red degreaser, this stuff normally cleans most anything, but it didn't work at all on this tape). Given that MSRP is now $46 a box, I won't be using it any longer. Fizik tape is more durable and cheaper, though not as cushy.
First bar tape I ever put on by myself. It was really thick but I got the hang of it fairly quickly.
I love this tape! It is absorbent to poor road conditions ( I live in the country) and it is so easy to grip!
My hands and wrists were so much happier after a 30 mile bike ride...what a difference!
I also appreciate the bright color. I ordered bright blue and loved it. So I ordered Bright green for my other bike!
This tape is well worth the money.
I have problems with my left hand going to sleep. This tape goes a long way towards solving that, especially on those lonely chip-n-seal roads in rural California. In addition it has just the right amount of grip and is very easy to keep clean.
I recently got a box of this tape and when I peeled the paper off the adhesive, the adhesive came off with the paper. Ugh! I wrapped anyway, and contacted Lizard Skins who sent a replacement box. Well, it wasn't needed as the tape has held fast and not moved around at all. I totally love this tape. I ride bare handed now frequently where I've never done that in the past. The feel is grippy without being sticky, nicely plush, and it looks good too. So hats off to Lizard Skins for awesome customer service and for making a great tape. I've tried many over 30 years cycling, and this stuff is terrific. I put it on my wife's bike and she loves it too. Buy this tape, and thank me later!
I ride mostly long distance and comfortable hands is important. Numbness is never fun and long term it can be dangerous to your health. This bar tape is a thicker than most people are used to but after you get used to it you won't want to go back. This stuff is cushy and keeps it's cushiness for a long time. I've had one set of this on my road bike for over a year and the only issue I had was it unraveling from one section. That mostly has to do with installation technique. I would recommend for those that want extra padding on the top of the bars or where ever they place their hands most to take some of the extra length that Lizard Skins provides and place it under the bar tape that you will wrap around the bars for even more padding. This bar tape also in my opinion handles wet conditions well and doesn't get slippery when extremely wet. It seems to retain some grip even when hands are sweaty or gloves are wet. I would recommend this bar tape and consistently do for people that ask.
I put this fat tape on my cross bike to help absorb some shock. It's super easy to wrap (once you get used to the thickness), looks great, and feels even better. Love Lizard Skins!