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.
Heard about this bar tape and thought Id give it a try. Glad that I did. It has great grip properties and allows me to ride without gloves. Hands dont slip even when moist from perspiration. Will definitely purchase and put on my rain bike as well to see how it does during the upcoming Portland rainy season.
I really liked this tape when I first put it on, but in with less than 50 rides, it has worn through the top layer near both brake hoods. It is on our tandem, which my wife & I ride only once or twice a week, so it isn't subject to constant use. It's been many years since I've seen tape that poor.
It's back to Cinelli bar tape for me from now on
The Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm handlebar tape works well for me. It is easy to install, gives some road cushioning, but is not thick enough to be a problem when gripping the handlebar.
I highly recommend this product. Also, was pleased with the prompt shipping from Bike Tires.com.
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!
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.