Handlebar tape is the ultimate low cost upgrade which can transform your bike. As well as a good opportunity to colour co-ordinate your machine, well-cushioned bar tape can alleviate achy wrists through reducing road buzz vibrations. As handlebar tape is the primary contact surface for a road bike, riders tend to have their favourite tape. Merlin stocks tape from the best manufacturers including fizik, Prologo, 3T, Cinelli and Zipp.