Written by Duncan Moore
Expensive handlebar tape that proves to be worth the high price
What they say: Feel the superior grip and comfort of our popular DSP tape in a 1.8mm thickness. Weighing only 50 grams per set (including plugs), the DSP is the lightest tape on the market.
Like most rolls of bar tape today it has a self-adhesive backing strip that makes it easy to fit, providing you’re okay with wrapping tape on bars.
Once on the bars what was immediately noticeable was the tape’s texture. There are dimples on the surface not dissimilar to those on a golf ball and then there’s the actual feel. The tape is almost tacky but without feeling sticky, and is unlike any bar tape I’ve ever used before. In fact, it is so tactile there’s a real temptation to ride without gloves.
Who’s it good for: If you’ve suffered from numb hands on long rides because of vibrations coming through the handlebars Lizard Skins DSP handlebar tape could definitely help. The 1.8mm thick option offers plenty of comfort, the thicker option might make the bars too large in diameter for some riders, but would certainly benefit those who ride rougher road surfaces.