Zipp Service Course CX Bar Tape
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Zipp Service Course CX Bar Tape
Zipp Service Course CX Bar Tape (Cyclocross)

Wrap your Zipp® bars on your cyclocross (or road) bike in style with this new Service Course® cyclocross handlebar tape.
This tape is thickly padded for the pounding you'd expect from CX.
It also features a cross-hatch patterned grip.
The red, black or white padded bar tape comes with two 1.9 m rolls with oval "Z" bar-end plugs.
The tape is embossed with "Service Course." 103g

Mr SMITHNice quality tape with a really good feel.
JTVery good bartape. comfortable even without gloves. Highly recommend.
Mr CochraneBest bar tape I’ve found yet
Mike VThis is now my go to bar tape after a member of the Merlin team recommended it. I ride on road exclusively but find the texture of the tape provides excellent grip and comfort on rough roads. As a bonus the tape is quite sweat resistant (easy to wipe down) when used on a bike via turbo trainer.
Mr MudieGood length, goes on easily, flexible but strong, very very grippy and well padded. Excellent🙂
KENNETH J.I'm not very good at installing bar tape. I watched the Park Tools video and it helped. Tape looks great and is comfy.
EBERSThis is the best handlebar tape, no question about it
Mr javatenice grip..soft and comfortable
Mr Al AliThis is my first time I try this. Looks amazing and very good quality.
Mr GEasiest bar tape I've installed, will take a fair amount of stretching to get a neat finish and is super comfy for my commuting road bike. Has a tacky band on the 'inner' face which grips to the bars , but allows unwinding if required when doing fiddly bit around shifters etc.
Sophie BroadBest bar tape by far, kind of rubber material which stretches nice to conform to the bars nicely.
JonIncredibly comfortable and well padded bar tape. Looks great on the bike. I’ve used this tape time and time again. It’s hard wearing and perfect for everything from long days in the saddle to HIT sessions on the turbo.
BrianGreat bar tape, my favourite for the money, bought another roll as a spare.
BrianLove this bar tape, nice and spongy, last for ages. I have it on 2 of my bikes and just bought another 2 rolls as spare. Prefer it to Lizard Skins.
Eats pizzaTape feels ace, plenty of cushion, loads of grip, feels good in the hands. Will buy it again
Mr TomanComfortable tape for cyclocross
geraldThis bar tape is simply the best. Great grip very comfortable. The strength is unmatched in my opinion. 3rd set bought so far.
ericLove using Zipp bar tape, easy to fit, looks great and very comfortable on a ride, always recommend it to my friends and customers.
Mr BirkinSimply very comfortable bar tape, only used for 150 miles so I cannot comment on longevity but the quality appears to be very good
Mr GulickGreat bar tape at great price. I enjoy the comfort and quality.
MarkPossibly the best tape I've ever used
Andy VibesI love this bar tape. Comfortable and oh so grippy. I use it on all my bikes with drop handlebars.
Mr McWaltersBest bar tape ever. Sticky and grips and long lasting
SKRRelatively thick handlebar tape with great grip for both wet and dry rides. This tape gave me a confidence boost for cross racing and nicely cushions on rough sections. Cannot comment on the durability yet.
MarkI was recommended to use this tape for my first attempt at bar taping and it proved to be superb. The raised strip down the centre grips well but allows repositioning if required and the tape is strong. In use it is comfortable and grippy and it looks good in black too.
AnthonyThe best bar tape out there by far, grip in the dry and humid conditions along with comfort, and cleans up well after a muddy ride.
Mr eldridgeNice finish and just the right amount of padding, great tape
Mr HamiltonGreat feel and good length
GinoSimply the best bartape in the world. Use it on all my bikes
GideonNice feel.
AndrewUsed this tape to replace bar tape on Scott Foil to absorb vibration on a very stiff set of forks. This tape is well padded but not overly thick I wouldn't say its the most stretchy bar tape but once fitted it definitely takes a lot of vibration away and the bar tape is not overly wide that would make the bars uncomfortable for small hands to grip. The only negative thing to say is that there were no strips of tape supplied to fit behind the shifter hoods but that was no problem as the reels supplied are more than ample to wrap the widest of bars so just cut a piece off each reel.
Mr RodmanGrippy, tacky and soft with a gel like backing as the adhesive. Perfect thickness too. Super comfortable on long rides with good dampening qualities. Doesn't compress nor flatten down like other tapes after 500+kms. Very easy to wrap and will do 44cm bars with ease. Easy to clean and dries quickly (black version). Highly recommended even at a mid range premium price.
Mr LONGMUIRReally impressed with this bar tape. It feels great and looks fantastic. It is easy to apply and reapply. Also really well priced too.
EganOne of the best tapes on the market. Shock damping comfortable and easy on.
Mr ButcherThis is the first time I've used this bar tape. Very easy to wrap with no flappy overlays and feels tough. It's not overly thick but definitely mutes the vibrations. It's cx tape but I've put it on a road bike for Paris-Roubaix. If it lasts well I'll definitely used it again. Oh and it's a very sensible price.
wilcockI bought Zipp bar tape for my cyclocross bike as its a well known brand and as it was the first time I taped a set of bars I wanted to use the best, it applies really well and stays in place even when you leave it to watch instructions on taping a bar, I would certainly use Zipp bar again, feels very comfortable when riding and plenty of grip when riding off road.
HotchkinAmazing bartape. Very comfortable with pro look.
Mr SENIORCheapest CX specific tape - great grip and fairly thin so you can feel the bars. Bargain!
Mr StaffordSuper comfortable and very easy to wrap. will be buying more of this tape for my other bikes.
S DawsonComfy tape, offers a heap of padding.
JonesSuperb bar tape for a 'cross bike. It's strong, well padded and really grippy. Ideal for those wet muddy winter 'cross races. It also cleans up really well. Highly recommended.
Stainthorpegood value quality tape. It's a bit thicker than normal but wraps well.
TopCatBeen slowly converting all my bikes over to this as it's easy to apply, comfy and reasonably tough. I crashed my winter bike with this on and although it sustained some damage it never got worse over the following hundreds of miles.
CookGreat tape for CX bike - grippy in wet or dry and lovely plush feel. Usual amazing service from Merlin too - picked and packed in an hour, received next day
Simon CookeThis tape was recommended to me on a Facebook cycling page. Very pleased, it's just what I was looking for and will be putting it on all my bikes now. The roads aren't so great here in Devon and the cushioning this tape offers is very welcome.
Mr SelvamComfortable, grippy and easy to clean. A little on the short side for wider bars. Too new to say how it will wear over time.
NickNice and thick bar tape perfect for CX and commuting. Easy to apply as well.
HinThis is great, especially for riders who don't use gloves, It provides a good grip even you have a sweaty hand, also the gel layer embedded to the bar tape give you a very soft touch and great comfort.
Mr LeeVery grippy. Nicely padded works great for bare hands.
Mike DeanThis stuff is great - really comfortable & doesn't need any gel underneath (which is what I usually do). Despite the fact it's so hardwearing, it's not overly harsh on your bare hands either - this is my second lot of this tape and I can highly recommend it!
DeanThis stuff is fantastic - no need for gel pads underneath, it's just the right thickness and grip. I've now got it on my road and CX bikes.
ConnThis is great bar tape, very easy to apply and gives a really durable and comfortable finish. I use it both for cross and road and of course the usual impeccable Merlin service.
TuckerHigh quality tape, looks great and is very grippy. Only bought because of merlins cheap price, but very pleased. Went on very well, with a nice flexibility to it.
Mr EspinosaGreat manufacturer and product. Good Grip.
DanNice quality tape, plenty of padding coming from the thin fizik tape. Installed well, stretches nicely. As another review mentioned, remember to cut a few short pieces for the levers as their aren't ones included. Should be plenty of extra in each roll for this.
Mr JonesGreat bar tape, recommend it for all types of riding not just CX. It's long enough, well padded, it's easy to unwrap without leaving all the adhesive behind, it's stretchy and the writing provides a good guide for the overlap. Plus at Merlin great price and super fast's a no brainier
Mr harrySpot on tape, easy to put on and a wee bit more padding than standard tape - perfect for cross.
ODDOI purchased this to replace some Fizik Performance bar tape which had worn out. This stuff seems really good; it is well padded, grippy and appears to be hard wearing. Recommended
Mr jonesFitting was simple, texture and grip feel great and just the right amount of padding.
Mr PetterssonVery satisfied with this bar tape, mounted it on my cx bike, easy to clean and a great grip and cushy feeling. I think it looks less plastic than lizard skins.
Mr WatsonBeen using this for over a year now on more than one bike and its my go to bar tape. Cheap at Merlin, comfy and grippy even with sweaty ungloved hands.
Andrew WoodGreat stuff, pretty easy to put on and a nice even finish. Good feel on the tape, even without gloves. Very good grip when wet, useful now it's indoor season on the rollers.
StuliHighly recommended if you like well padded bar tape. Good quality and easy to apply. My only gripe is that it is a little short and does not come with pieces to put around the STI's. Just wrap it tight and less overlapping to get it to fit.
WelshieBest tape you can put on your bars. Grippy and soft. Perfect for CX or the cobbles of the classics.
Mr LitherlandExcellent tape, easy to wrap. Mine didn't come with the extra tape to use behind the shifters though, so you need to cut off a small before you start. Also used mine over gel pads, but because this tape is well padded anyway I think it's best used on its own. Very pleased - looks great in grey
Mr WattsGreat tape! Lots of it and thick and comfortable. Easy to fit and quality product.
Mr WittichSoft touch, wraps well without a wrestle, not too shabby for the price
Mr CookGreat product, provides padding but not too soft, great in wet or dry - I've started to leave the gloves at home now, no need for them!
cx addictBest tape for fitting I have ever used, and I have tried most brands, feels really comfy too - better than Lizard Skins DSP it replaced - white gets dirty easy as expected, cleans well with isopropyl alcohol so it's not an issue, looks great too.
Mr EvansNormally use Fizik Microtex tape, but felt like a change. And I'm pleased I did. Wraps really well (I prefer the tacky glue strip over the Fizik double-sided tape), decent grip, nice embossed logo, looks slick. A little fatter than the Superlight, but that works in its favour. All good.
Mr WANGSuper nice feeling for riding in humid weather. I always ride without wearing gloves and this is the type of grip I'm looking for!
Mr CookGood quality chunky tape, great on the CX bike
Mr MonaghanThis is really grippy tape that I put on my road bike 2 weeks ago.. Very good quality with padding so found it perfect during the recent Etape Pennines. Usual great service from Merlin too!
AhmetCompared to Service Course model, CX has better grip, that's for sure. Also it is the most comfortable bar tape, I have ever used. Only setback for this product is that it's prone to get dirty, easily. Maybe this is because of the diamond-like pattern structure of the tape. Little holes make it vulnerable to magnet the dust in. That's my opinion.
Mr McGuireI've used this tape for the last two seasons and the quality is good. The padding is ample and the stretchy tape makes it plenty easy to fit. Recommended!
Mr McAllanDid exactly what it said on the tin. I practiced a couple of times with the old tape to make sure I got the new one just right. The tape supplied for fastening off the loose end is not the best but masking tape soon sorted that.