I picked this out for the price point and for my previous experience with PRO bar tape. I am not disappointed. I put it on a bike build that I intend to use for gravelcommuting. Great feel! Easy to work with. I am a big fan of the silicone backing. I think it adds a certain feel to the steering that I like.
Tape, I can wrap a mean set of bars...
Suggest a very tight wrap when applying the tape.
Other tapes lay better, when transitioning around the shifters.
Dress white is best between Memorial Day to Labor day, or 3-Rolls of tape ,-)
Otherwise, add some color!
I gave this a 4 because Im not a fan of thicker bar tape but thats my preference. That said, the tape is quality, has a nice feel, and is the right amount of tacky on the back. If it were a little thinner Id have given it a 5.
Being comfortable in long rides is crucial, this tape helped me to eliminate sore wrists after long rides. A good grip and comfort will reduce you attempts to reposition hands and reduce fatigue. This ones are thick and not that stretchy, but they are long enough for any bar. Another important thing is adhesive, this is high quality and won't mess your bar, while tapping I made a mistake under the shifter, and I even I realized a day after, I was able to remove the tape and do it again without adhesive residues or problems.
Tape is a bit stiff for my tastes. Was able to stretch it enough for a decent wrap on the bars, but it took some real effort. Cushioning is about right, but the surface is not quite tacky enough, and the stiffness is noticeable. Ok deal for the price, but I'd prefer something else.
This tape has great texture and padding. Has a bit of adhesive to help with application. It looks and feels really good, and definitely helps damp road vibration. Like all PRO products, this tape has a high-quality finish, and is nicely produced and packaged.
But thick Yes, it's very thick, does not stretch much, and is a bit stiff when new - - making it comparatively difficult to wrap on one's bars. In retrospect, I wonder if heating it a bit before install would help.