I recently purchased a bike 2nd hand that had the bars covered in a lime green Lizard skins bar tape. I loved the feel of the tape but not the colour so I removed it and after receiving my order of Black Lizard skins tape from Merlin cycles I fitted this onto the bars. It looks and feels brilliant on the bike. I was out riding yesterday and got caught out in the rain. The tape allowed me to keep my grip on the bars and it didn’t go all soft and soggy as some conventional tapes do in the wet. It’s brilliant.
Came back to Lizard Skins after trying Fiz'ik. Not sure if LS have changed the manufacturing process in recent times as it does not feel the same as my older LS bartape, the newer tape feels more like plastic finish. But saying that it is still as comfortable and takes the sting out of the road surface.
Super fast delivery. and I love this bar tape - comfy without being overy spongy
Lost count of how many rounds of lizard skins tape I have bought. Loads of grip, really cushioned, and nice and durable.
Great, hard-wearing and comfortable
It was a gift and my friend loved it. Has a nice sticky grip to it. However, my friend said that it could be a little slippery when raining.
Lizard skin is the best tape I have used. It is very easy to fit and much stronger than the normal tapes. It makes the bike so much more comfortable by absorbing the vibrations from the road. Wouldn't go back to using the cheaper tape again.
Looks very grippy. I'm yet to install. The Celeste is slightly on the lighter greener/yellowed side than on my perticular Bianchi model. There are a few versions of Celeste out there thanks a lot Bianchi! It's close enough. Slightly in between my Celeste fork and my Celeste saddle. It will do nicely but not fitted to the bike. It looks grippy.
Great feeling tape. Happy with the feel and look of it
Great product! Nice finish and it lies nicely in the hand.
This is nice tape. Great color and tackiness with no slip when wet.
Can't really go wrong with lizards skins. they are grippy and so comfortable. no need for gloves at times!
Fitted to my gravel bike which is used 70% of the time on forestry fire roads. I've got small hands so went for the thinner tape but still find it comfortable with sufficient cushioning . Have also ridden on hot days without mitts and found that the tape worked well even with sweaty hands.
I love this bar wrap. Very easy to swap and do over if it does not wrap properly. It really takes two hands or some tape to hold it down while wrapping. The end plugs are the weak part. They do not stay in the holes so I reused my old ones from another set of wraps. The color matches my bike well too.
Lovely stuff this. Not the easiest to fit but once its on and you feel the supple comfort, you will forget its there :)
Best price on this from Merlin it costs a little more than other brands but well worth it
Light tape, nice finish
Excellent grip: Lots of padding and very grippy. Excellent for the bumpy London roads
I wouldn't use anything else, ever!
Great product. Very grippy and comfy. I wouldn't go for a different bar tape.
Nice grip and durable.
Great comfy bar tape. I love it.
Quite soft, no need to even wear gloves For those who prefer color will get dirty in a very short time. Pay attention to cleanliness
Comfortable to grip and absorbs the vibration from the road.
Love lizard skin tape. Use it on all my bikes.
Awesome handle bar tape. Great feel. Easy to install
Purchased 2.5mm black. I tried the 1.8mm before switching back to 2.5mm. No gloves needed for 2.5mm. I can cover gravel/ shitty roads and still have ample grip and comfort.
Good grip with wet hands
Been using Lizard Skins bar tape for years. Comfy and well padded. Great on uneven pavement.
The best tape available, awesome improvement.
It`s so nice colour, also anti-slip effect and reduce vibration are good!!
A friend recommended the Lizard Skins-now they are on all my bikes!!! This is definitely an evolution in the world of the humble bar tape, which one tends to notice only when something is wrong. These are just right!!!
Mega grippy, comfy and looks good. Slightly tricky to apply as not meant to stretch it so need to take your time...!
Fantastic. I've used before but most recent set was another brand (on offer) which was good but nothing compared to the comfort and grip of Lizard Skins. Love it, don't know why I swapped!! Slightly more difficult to wrap and more expensive, but first ride out on it puts that to rest. Definitely recommended.
The tape is great and I have been using them since 2015 and they are shock absorbing tape on my handlebar and perform good. I have used other handlebar tape but I kept on coming back to this because of comfort and justified weight and good looks on my bike.
Great texture. I am leaving the gloves at home since fitting the Lizard Skins to my De Rosa.
Best bar tape I have ever used. Super comfortable and doesn't get slippery when wet. It's not cheap - so I usually wait until it is on sale and stock up.
Mr Brewer Incera
Excellent grip, excellent feel, dry or wet, have not have a better one than this one.
Good bar tape, gives a bit of cushion on rough roads and looks good
Nice tacky finish helps grip substantially.
Nice cushy feel, lasts long and looks good...price is paid for what you get
This is my favourite bar tape. I wish the end plugs would stay in place better.
Great bar tape have the 2.5mm on all my bikes, helps soak up the bumps
Comfy and wrap well enough. Bit too shiny for my tastes though. Maybe I`ll learn to love it.
I must say that the quality of the Lizard Skin bar tape is just awesome.
Easy to wrap and also extremely comfortable and grippy
Best regular road tape I've riden to date, in the wet too.
Putting this on my second bike as the first set stands up well to all weather, grippy and comfy
My favourite tape, easy to install and nice to ride with or without gloves. But they have to be black..
I consider Lizard Skins bar tape an affordable luxury. The cushioning takes the sting out of rough pavement, with just a bit of tacky grip, and the colours coordinate beautifully. Worth every penny!
My friend told me these are the best and he wasn't lying. Nice and tacky with good cushioning and the green looks great on my bike.
Lizard skins are better than bontrager. Much more grippy with a softer feel. Definitely worth the little extra cost.
Best thickness of all the Lizard Skins DSP bar tapes. Superb!
The color tape gets dirty very quickly but the feel and cushion is superb. Easy solution...get them in black :)
Great bar tape. Expensive, but worth it.
Super grippy - glad I went with this, and not the thicker, thickness. The red is a nice colour (not pinkish like other brands I have bought before)
Used this bar tape before and will continue to do so. Excellent tape
It is the third purchase with my favorite bar tape. It is my favorite because it is not slippery in the rain and has a good feeling of grasping. It is a bit expensive so it is a minus one point.
Great tape. Wears very well. But not very abrasion resistant. Careful when you lean your bike against something, tape is relatively easily damaged.
Mr Ramirez Rayos
First time to use the lizard skin bar tape and it is awsome, comfortable and there is no slippage on the drop bar.
Purchased the black 2.5mm and I'm in love with it! It looks extremely sleek and the thickness is just right: Not too thick such that it looked hideous and not too thin such that my hands get numb every 10 minutes.
Lovely tactile bar tape, easy to install and absorbs road vibration
Slightly tacky, very tough, perfect amount of cush. Merlin has the best price on this stuff, even after it's shipped to the US.
Great tape, although it would be better an inch or two longer.
Nice and cushioned tape. Luxurious, even, if you can consider that for bar tape.
I've been using these bar tapes for my bikes..Excellent gripping..Recommended
Great tape, easy to apply and very comfortable to ride with - great grip too
The most comfortable tape I have used so far. The material could be far more long-lasting than others. Personally I think they could last forever
NC - USA Cyclist
My favorite bar tape. Comfy and plush. Great price from Merlin.
Use Lizard skin on all my bike love the feel and grip. Its more with less.
The priciest tape but overall the best. Best grip and vibration reduction you're going to get.
The gold standard, a real worth while investment not cheap but far superior to any other bar tape. Comfy, durable and with a slightly tacky feel
Probably the best bar wrap I have used. Provides enough padding which absorbs a good amount of road vibration. Long lasting material in comparison to standard cork or other synthetic materials used in my previous builds.
The best bar tape I have found. This is my second set after buying some last year and loving it.
Great! Cushions and absorbs vibration
Improved comfort for hands. Great price from merlin.
The material is very tacky, which works for me though not everyone. The tape is very light, I saved 60g. The packaging warns against stretching it when fitting, relative to my previous cork tape I found it trickier to fit.
Superb stuff, comfortable and high quality. You probably wouldn't want to go any thicker than is though...
Put these on my new Ritchey carbon bars. They seem to have good grip and cushion and are fairly comfortable. Can't yet say anything about durability. I;m happy enough with them so far.
I have this tape in red on another bike and its excellent. It feels great in dry or wet weather with a kind of sticky feel, so no slipping off. The tape is easy to fit and stays in place. Highly recommended.
Pros: great grip, feels great
Cons: not easy to fit as the stick glue strip is only 8mm wide and the undersurface is tapered. This means you need to be really accurate on the install and ensure that the overlap is exact other wise there can be high levels and/or gaps on bar bends.
After fitting lots of tape I found these the more troublesome. Basically there is a 8mm line of high adhesive to attach to your bar in the middle of the tape. I went for the 3.2mm version. The trouble is if following the manual you are not allowed to stretch the tape. With the thin adhesive strip this make fitting a pain. areas of the tape done fit well and can "pop" out when founding corners or round the shifters. If you do manage to fit them properly they are great. very comfy and great grip with a wide range of colours. I would stick to the thinner version if you don't have an issue with vibration.