I swapped out my alloy gravel bars for the Enve G series carbon gravel bars. They were just enough longer that I wasn't able to re-use my bar tape. I decided to give the Enve bar tape a try and have been really happy with the purchase. The tape was plenty long enough, and much more grippy than what came on my bike originally. The tape looks really sleek as well. You can wrap it one of two different ways, with either the small Enve logo or the large Enve logo showing. I've tried multiple bar tape on my various bikes and I'm super happy with the Enve tape and will be using this again when it's ready for replacement.
This Enve bar tape works. It's effective in reducing rattles from chip seal rides, it's nice and grippy, it comes in a length that lets you decide how far up the bars you would like to go.
I have tried many bar tapes and my biggest complaint is usually due to the amount of slipperiness achieved from rain, or sweat. This tape is better than the lizard skin I tried most recently. Unfortunately last no glove ride I did, the tape began to approach an uncomfortable loss of grip. The tape only covers in boring colors, no wild colorways if you are trying to make a statement.
Why I probably will give it a second shot later is in addition to cushion, dry grip, generous allotment, is the tape is much better at letting go of and hiding grease for those days where your chain requires maintenance mid ride and you don't have gloves. My lizard skins started red and after a couple tire changes were a significantly drabber black red. I know, my mistake but no amount of dawn soap would hide my transgressions. These guys let go of stains much more readily.
Give these a try you probably won't regret it, but you may miss the curb appeal of oil slick color schemes that seem to be popping up all over.
I've tried many handle bar tapes on my bikes, during more than three decades of cycling. This tape is above and beyond the best. I love the grip, wet or dry. It doesn't fade, it doesn't sag, and doesn't leave bad odors from sweat if I don't wash the bike right away. I know it is a bit expensive, but most of the tapes now a days are close are about the same price. Every time I use the bike, the tape feels fresh and new. Won't be changing brands any time soon. All my bikes have it now.
While trying to find the right handlebar for a gravel bike i went through several different bar tapes. This tape from Enve seems to be the right one for me. Good cushion, good grip and the silicon strip is, in my opinion, far superior to the normal adhesive "tape" style. Makes repositioning a much easier task.
Had installedl by lbs, purchased from BTD. They are are very grippy, and comparable to lizard skins. The grey does turn dark when why from sweat but disappears and it dries. In conjunction with gloves they adequately pad and grip. Will probably buy again.
I was a bit skeptical of spending $40 on bar tape but Im glad I did got nice grip to them wont slip nice gel cushion on them too works great with cycling gloves absorb a lot of bumps
Replaced Fabric tape which was worn out. This stuff is awesome. Very easy to install, and has added a huge amount of comfort to my gravel bike.
They grey color has gotten darker from use, but otherwise the tape is holding up great. I will be installing this on my road bike when I need to in the future.