Fizik Dual Bar Tape

2.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $24.95

Product Description

Nothing makes a year-old bike look new like fresh bar tape. And sometimes the monochrome look isn't enough, which is why Fizik makes their ever-popular Microtex Handlebar Tape in a duo-color design. It's known as the Dual Handlebar Tape, and each roll has a dominant color (either black or white) with a thin border made from a secondary color. The secondary color has subtle Fizik logos embossed into it, along with stitching in the secondary color. "Stitching?" you might ask. Indeed, there's a double-stitched air cushion built into the Dual tape to provide added shock absorption, which works with the foam padding in the tape to kill off road vibration.The Fizik Dual Tape comes with Black Fizik finishing tape, and Fizik-logoed bar end plugs. Available in numerous color combinations.

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LDR99 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2012

Strengths:    Great texture. Positive feel. Very durable. Cleans up nicely.

Weaknesses:    A little tricky to install--not a lot of stretch.

Bottom Line:   
Great stuff. Looks good. Feels even better. I'm surprised that all the reviews hate it. The trick is to wrap it so the colored edge is hidden and the contrasting stitching is exposed. You need to pull hard to get it to snug up on the bends, but it is worth it. The result is a very sharp looking bar with subtle contrasting stitching as a highlight. The stitching gives a raised element to the tape resulting in a nice texture that gives good grip with a positive feel. Not too soft, just right to my road racer hands. Just don't wrap with the colored edge exposed. It will look like a candy cane.

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Similar Products Used:   All kinds of bar tape. Padded, no pad. Silk. Cork. A little of everything.

Bike Setup:   BMC SLC01

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by slythgoe a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2011

Strengths:    zero, zilch, nada!

Weaknesses:    the tape

Bottom Line:   
Wow, this tape really is the WORST bar tape on the market! utter rubbish, impossible to fit - unidirectional, how stupid is that! almost as stupid as me for buying it! you have to be spot on precise to get it to fit (about 8 attempts) and once achieved it looks cr*p and feels cheap. Avoid like the plague!

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Favorite Ride:   Wilier Cento Uno

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   I've used loads of other tapes including other fizik tape with no problems!

Bike Setup:   Wiliers Cetno, SRam group set, Souls SL2.0 wheels, Antares saddle, Xpedo thrust pedals, Ritchey carbon cockpit.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:5
Submitted by patmac a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2010

Strengths:    Seems strong and has stayed cleaner than most white tape.

Looks pretty cool when paired up with the matching saddle.

Weaknesses:    No cushioning.

Little grip.

Harder than most to wrap.

Bottom Line:   

Came with my Antares (which is great) and I was needing to replace my tape shortly. No cushioning, low grip and a pain to apply.

I got a lot of comments so far, but as soon as people would come near it they realized its faults.

It was free so I cannot accurately rate the value.

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Similar Products Used:   Many.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by bdaghisallo1 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2009

Strengths:    Durable, grippy in the black/gray.

My rating is for the black/gray.

Weaknesses:    Very tough to wrap compared to most other tapes and Fizik's normal tape.

White/blue tape is awful.

Bottom Line:   
A mixed review for sure. I have used the black/gray tape for a good while and it is nice. Firm with some cushion and nice and grippy when it's wet.

I just tried the white/blue and it's awful! No cushioning whatsoever and it's very slippery. I think the difference is that the black/gray is like the soft finish on the regular fizik tape whilst the white/blue is not.

I am sure the white/blue will stay clean a good long while, but it only lasted one ride on my bars.

I am off to get some more of the black/gray!

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jerry Gladstone a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 15, 2009

Strengths:    Seems very durable, good tackiness.

Weaknesses:    Little cushion, takes real effort to get a good quality wrap.

Bottom Line:   
Nice looking and reasonably priced. Just the right amount of tackiness, but little cushioning effect. Best if you want a lot of direct feel.

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Favorite Ride:   Sonoma Wine Country

Price Paid:    $12.00

Purchased At:   BikeTiresDirect

Similar Products Used:   Orbea Tape

Bike Setup:   Orbea Orca Dura-Ace

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