An Upgrade in Style and Function
I ordered this tape to replace the stock tape that had begun to unravel on my 7-month-old Trek Checkpoint. When I first applied it, I was afraid it would be too much of a change from the Trek tape. This tape is thick, glossy, and rubbery, while my old tape was more of a thin, spongy, neoprene-like texture.
The first time I rode with the tape, it was so awesome that I didn't even remember I had changed it for the first 30 minutes. As the ride went on, I noticed that my grip was better, and my hands felt less fatigued because of the almost gel-like cushioning feel. It seems to absorb road vibrations, and I don’t have to grip as hard.
Aesthetically, this tape makes me feel like a total rockastar. It took my bike from just another Trek in a city that has 5 Trek Bike Shops, to a custom look that you would expect a pro to ride.
I would totally buy again.