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Equipment > Components > Bar Tape / Grips > Handlebar Tape


SoftTouch. When Fizik first released this semi-brushed surface finish in their original Microtex handlebar tape line, many old timers blanched and screamed "heresy!", which of course seemed a little strong, even for those who couldn't bear not using four year old cork tape. It is not much of a surprise then that as the cycling world was growing quickly with a new generation in the 2000's, that Microtex SoftTouch in black became one of our best selling handlebar tapes for about a decade. Nothing against cork, but options are great as not all of us like the same thing. With the Tempo Mictrotex BondCush SoftTouch 3mm Bar Tape Fizik offers this fantastic finish in their most cushioned bar tape option, with the premium durability and performance that the Microtex outer layer has long delivered.

Bondcush is the term for Fizik's layered mid-padding polymer foam that aids the absorption of road vibration and defeats impact. Bonded to the Microtex outer layer this material blend is Fizik's chunkiest option and it combines comfort, versatility and durability, ideal to tackle all kind of roads. SoftTouch has what feels like a smooth brushed finish but it actually adds a subtle texture that improves grip, especially when you sweat because it absorbs moisture The best aspect is that the grip doesn't prevent you from fast, easy hand position changes, almost convincing you that the surface is silky, but when you engage with pressure, the grip is there. Tempo Mictrotex BondCush SoftTouch 3mm Bar Tape is the perfect option for those who favor lightweight cushion, ease of position change and great feel and control. In other words, about 50% of road cyclists.

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  • Premium, durable performance cushioned bar tape, SoftTouch finish
  • 3mm multi-layer Microtex/Bondcush foam construction
  • SoftTouch semi-brushed finish with perforations offers grip and feel
  • Smooth feel hand movement transitions, finish absorbs moisture
  • Minimal stretch for clean overlay when wrapping- don't over stretch
  • Includes: 2 rolls of tape, 2 end caps, 2 Fizik finishing tapes
  • Colors: Black, Green, Red, Yellow, Orange
  • Weight: 100g
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