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Equipment > Components > Bar Tape / Grips > Handlebar Tape


When pure cushioning without sacrificing ideal grip is the priority, it is time to turn to the Lizard Skins DSP 4.6mm Bar tape. It sounds thick, and it is, but for so many riders of many disciplines it will be the perect choice to reduce impact as well as provide premium vibration protection. Advanced materials and design features set second generation DSP Bar Tape from the competition, just as it will separate you from the harsh ground effects of multi-surface riding. When reimagining a beloved product that had become almost legendary for cyclists ranging from recreational to World Tour pro's, it became crucial for Lizard Skins designers to make real improvements without creating a product that didn't closely resemble the original, in this case the famed DSP Bar Tape. The Durable Soft Polymer product was ahead of it's time, delivering grip, feel, and durability in a bar tape that also protected the rider from vibration and impact. The DSP 4.6mm has outreach for road, gravel, adventure cycling, as well as with countless commuters and recreational cyclists. Riders of all levels with carpal tunnel or neuropathy have literally and figuratively embraced it. With V2, Lizard Skins made three key improvements that build off the success of the original, while feeling familiar and advancing overall performance.

The success of DSP has been a combination of the durability, stretch and inherent properties of the soft polymer. The V2 features an advanced engineered polymer base that increases longevity and grip, while being more effective in harsh road conditions- all without adding thickness, so the line-up still offers 1.8mm, 2.5mm, and 3.2mm models along with this 4.6mm thickness for optimal use for various had sizes and comfort preferences. When the updated polymer bade was devised, a new surface pattern was also designed, that increases potential grip in all directions and will shed water and perspiration more effectively. A third improvement over the first generation was the development of a new screw-in bar plug, which engages the tape more effectively, and when used properly should prevent accidental tape failure incidents,. It also screws out to make removal just as simple as installation and retention.

Still the choice of several pro cycling teams (and many individual pro's), Lizard Skin's DSP Bar Tape, is now also the tape of choice for the new-look Movistar Cycling Team. These cyclists spend an incredible amount of high stress time racing and training, and there is no such thing as compromise when it comes to even the least expensive piece of equipment on their bikes. Utterly reliable bar tape that offers grip, feel, and protection from winter training through the scorching heat off the road in high summer is not only crucial, but a personal imperative. Lizard Skins DSP allows the rider to relax their hands and grip without loss of control. It doesn't require a vise-like grasp to be effective. Ask any cyclist who logs miles over any terrain and they will tell you every opportunity they have to relax their hands- and in turn their forearms, triceps and shoulders- spares them energy and physical stress that impacts not only the day, but the next one as well.

With the boon of gravel and adventure cycling , we have seen an increase in bar tape sales that often stress thick cushion and grip, and many such tapes are now available, but many cyclists prefer protection and grip with feel, but when the max of all features, the Lizard Skin's DSP V2 4.6mm bar tape delivers comfort and protection with excellent grip to any rider.

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  • 2nd generation lightweight Durable Soft Polymer handlebar tape with familiar feel and improved performance
  • Cushion is the priority when it comes to the thickest DSP Bar Tape- the 4.6mm
  • New V2 polymer developed to offer better grip, durability and protection at the same thickness as V1
  • Newly designed grip pattern offers better multi-direction control; improved moisture release
  • Screw-in bar plugs add more effective hold, prevents accidental release; while being easy to remove
  • Feel, grip and control defy dry, wet conditions and high or low temperatures
  • Excellent longevity; we recommend watching Lizard Skins bar wrapping video for optimal results
  • Length: Two rolls offer 91" of tape, offering preferred wrapping overlap and fit for most wide bars
  • Also includes: two finishing tapes, two lever clamp strips, two screw in bar plugs
  • Colors: Several colors available- please see selection menu
  • Thickness: 4.6mm
  • Weight: 105 grams
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