Lizard Skins DSP Bar Tape 2.5mm
Lizard Skins DSP (DuraSoft Polymer) Bar Tape was created for superior comfort, optimised feel and control.
2.5mm tape thickness
56 grams/set - including plugs
Optimised feel and control
Provides increased shock absorption
Ultra lightweight at only 56 grams per set including plugs. Tested in 12 countries around the world, DSP maintains its durability, increased shock absorption and superior grip in all conditions. DSP Bar Tape is designed for every cyclist who loves to ride the best.
As used by Endura Racing, Patterson Training, Sport Beans Wilier and many more.
“Championed by the likes of Alejandro Valverde and the MTN Qhubeka Lizard Skins bar tape feels incredibly comfy. We have fallen in love with the way Lizard Skins bar tape feels on the bars, so much that we have relished recent mild weather as an opportunity to go sans gloves, such is the pleasant texture of this wrap.” - Cycling Weekly
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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.