If I got a different color might be a better rating. I have not found anything that will clean the yellow to its new fluorescent brightness. I got the 3.5 mm first, was hard to wrap, and impossible to get neatly into the bar end because of thickness. I am not a pro, maybe someone with more skill could have done, but not me. I loved the feel however, and eventually decided to try the 2.5, thinking I could do better. The wrap process was better, but ias before, swiftly gets dirty. If you had black, would be a good choice. Even If I could clean it, not sure I want more bike maintenance tasks
Love the feel of LS tape... I get the padded and it's worked for me for years. As far as wear goes I can't really compare it to other tape because I don't use anything else. A bit pricey however but for me .. worth the price.
The color changed almost immediately after a few rides. Comfort wise they were ok. I went from the Bontrager that came on my bike to these. I had never put bar tape on so it could be that or that the tapes were a little shorter than I expected. Overall I feel like the product could be a lot better considering the price. Pretty expensive.
They mean when they say do not pull tape tight any tension in this tape causes it to come out of shape as you grip the bars during a ride. I wasnt crazy about how unforgiving they were in this regard and I wound up replacing them after 2 months of use.
After trying many tape types of tape, Lizard Skins shines. Long lasting comfort and never-ending grip. So tough you'l be tempted to keep it in place for years, the cushion fades after a couple of seasons of hard use .
The description fits my experience. You do have to be careful when you wrap not to stretch it--the packaging tells you this multiple times. Works great; good vibration damping; good texture (not too tacky, not too slippery).
Installation is easy, just don't stretch it. The edges of the tape curls up if you stretch it. Tacky and decent cushioning. (2.5mm) do not choose the orange color! It got dirty after just two rides. I mean ugly dirty! Black may be a better choice. Overall its not a bad tape but not the best one either for sure.
I've used Fizik Bar Tape and Bontrager Tape. This was better than both. The combination of the tacky surface and the cushion allows for you to take long rides with or without gloves. Not sure of durability yet, but so far so good.