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
Simply very comfortable bar tape, only used for 150 miles so I cannot comment on longevity but the quality appears to be very good
Great bar tape at great price. I enjoy the comfort and quality.
Possibly the best tape I've ever used
I love this bar tape. Comfortable and oh so grippy. I use it on all my bikes with drop handlebars.
Best bar tape ever. Sticky and grips and long lasting
Relatively 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.
I 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.
The 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.
Nice finish and just the right amount of padding, great tape
Great feel and good length
Simply the best bartape in the world. Use it on all my bikes
Used 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.
Grippy, 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.
Really impressed with this bar tape. It feels great and looks fantastic. It is easy to apply and reapply. Also really well priced too.
One of the best tapes on the market. Shock damping comfortable and easy on.
This 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.
I 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.
Amazing bartape. Very comfortable with pro look.
Cheapest CX specific tape - great grip and fairly thin so you can feel the bars. Bargain!
Super comfortable and very easy to wrap. will be buying more of this tape for my other bikes.
Comfy tape, offers a heap of padding.
Superb 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.
good value quality tape. It's a bit thicker than normal but wraps well.
Been 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.
Great 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
This 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.
Comfortable, grippy and easy to clean. A little on the short side for wider bars. Too new to say how it will wear over time.
Nice and thick bar tape perfect for CX and commuting. Easy to apply as well.
This 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.
Very grippy. Nicely padded works great for bare hands.
This 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!
This 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.
This 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.
High 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.
Great manufacturer and product. Good Grip.
Nice 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.
Great 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 delivery....it's a no brainier
Spot on tape, easy to put on and a wee bit more padding than standard tape - perfect for cross.
I 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
Fitting was simple, texture and grip feel great and just the right amount of padding.
Very 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.
Been 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.
Great 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.
Highly 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.
Best tape you can put on your bars. Grippy and soft. Perfect for CX or the cobbles of the classics.
Excellent 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
Great tape! Lots of it and thick and comfortable. Easy to fit and quality product.
Soft touch, wraps well without a wrestle, not too shabby for the price
Great 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!
Best 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.
Normally 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.
Super nice feeling for riding in humid weather. I always ride without wearing gloves and this is the type of grip I'm looking for!
Good quality chunky tape, great on the CX bike
This 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!
Compared 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.
I'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!
Did 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.