Replaced 3 year old factory installed bar tape with this Lizard Skins based on reviews here and other sites. So far the cushion is good, not bulky. The tacky feel is enough to have a good positive grip. Installation was straight forward. Very satisfied with this purchase.
I've mostly heard good things about the Lizards but was hesitant to fork out the dough. I wanted to bling out my white Trek Cronus Pro w a white tape so I splurged on the white 2.5's, I'm glad I did. It has a great tactile feel and is non-slip finish. The supple material soaks up vibration beautifully so I didn't even have to use gel padding under it. Did I say it feels good in your hands? It feels like no other tape in the most positive way. Kinda feels like Gummy Bears but more light and lively! Sure the white shows more dirt but rubbing alcohol cleans it up nice. On the plus side, it definitely gave my bike the pop I was looking for. I can't attest to the longevity since I've only put on about 400 miles.
Yeah these are pricy so I wouldn't put them on a commuter or a grocery bike but if you want to splurge on your carbon steed go for it, glad I did.
As a bit of a bar tape nerd I have to say that Lizard Skins 2.5 bar tape is some of the nicest I've used when it comes to installation. I LOVE how long each roll is and you'll never end up short, even with wide bars. It also just goes on super smooth and can be re-wraped if needed without any issues. The hand feel on this tape is great and the color options are excellent. I don't have enough time on it to rate the value beyond Good Deal at this point but if it holds up well I'd change my value rating to 5 stars.
Really comfortable and grippy bar tape. I did have a little bit of slippage and had to rewrap one of my bars, but I think that was my fault for not wrapping tightly enough in the first place. I've just worn through the outermost layer after about 4,500 miles of riding and ordered the same Lizard Skins DSP 2.5 as a replacement. There was certainly more functional life left in my current tape, but it was looking a little shabby and life is too short for that!
Bought this for my daughter., she needed new tape and since I use it on my bike a no brainier. This is the most comfortable tape I have ever used and is lasting a long time. I have had the tape on my bike for over a year and no wear yet. I will buy the same tape again.