Lizard Skins DSP Handlebar Tape 1.8mm
Synthetic and tacky, the DSP 1.8 Race Handlebar Tape from Lizard Skins boasts superior grip and comfort at 1.8mm thickness. This tape comes in 82-inch rolls, more than enough to wrap any handlebar. Weighing only 50 grams per set (including the plugs), the DSP 1.8 is one of the lightest tapes on the market.
The latest version of the DSP Handlebar Tape includes an updated polymer to last even longer. With a new pattern, the tape boasts all-new screw-in plugs.
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Weight: 50 g
Length: 82 in
1.8 mm Jet Black
Mfg PartNum: DSPCY110
Lizard Skins is far and away the best looking and best feeling tape I have used. I have used it many times on all my bikes because the old formulation did not wear very well. In spite of this I continued to use it. I am hoping the new version will provide improved wear resistance.
This is good tape. It provides some cushioning despite being very light. Wraps easily, and doesn't get worn too quickly. I can usually get 1 season out of it at least.
I keep a spare roll in case I need it because I'm quite particular about my bar feel.
It also comes in a couple of heavier options if you like a thicker wrap.
BTD has this on sale occasionally, which is good as all quality tape seems a bit pricy.
Installed like normal, the package said not to stretch but it didn't work right that way. Stretched it on like any other tape and it worked great. It has a great feel and it's very tacky. I really like it, hope it lasts.
I'm cheap on bar tape. Buy on sale, buy what's in stock. But I needed something quick and nearly all the sales were out of my color. Crud... I just usually don't find value in expensive handlebar tape. But, with a need to get the bars re-taped, I snagged a set of these. And I'm impressed. I will likely buy these again. This might seem comical but me and finishing tape have a long history-- with me usually throwing it in the garbage. It never holds up. First ride it always starts unraveling and it's back to a few wraps of electrical tape!!! But when I unrolled this tape, and looked at it I had to try it. And I'll be darned if it doesn't actually WORK! 400mi, still holding on and it looks good too. The rest of the tape is equally well-constructed. Tacky but not gooey- holds up well under heat. Wraps well- has warnings about not stretching it. I had no issues pulling on it though as that's just standard practice for me.
Overall, I like the Lizard Skins DSP 1.8mm tape. It is very thin, very sticky, and quite light. There isn't much cushion - to be expected at 1.8mm. It's a little pricey, but it seems to be exceptionally durable after 1,200 miles of riding.