What's Cool In Road Cycling

It’s all about dotting the i’s and CROSSing the T for TAPE

With ‘Cross season just around the corner, what better time than now to get your bike ready? And while most CX riders are sure to do a comprehensive pre-season checkup on their tires, pedals and saddle, there’s one inspection that many will forget…

…Bar tape. But as Pro Tour teams like Lotto Soudal and Team Movistar, Pro Continental team Aqua Protect VeranClassic, and renowned cross racers Caroline Mani and Kerry Werner know, this this oft-forgotten “contact point” is equally critical and can make or break a ride just as quickly as those other components.

Lizard Skins was the first to offer various thicknesses for specific riding styles, and they’ve been making the industry’s best tape for nearly 10 years. With their unique Dura Soft Polymer tape, you get the perfect blend of comfort and reliability—two key elements you need for ‘Cross.

Lizard Skins DSP tape is available in 1.8, 2.5 and 3.3mm thickness and in just about any possible color to suit your taste. Pricing starts at $41.99.

A perfect chance to experience another category in which Lizard Skins has been involved for over a decade is Lizard Skins gloves. For those cool weather races, check out the range of Monitor long-finger gloves. The Monitor, Monitor SL and Monitor SL Gel are the go-to for Multi-time US National Champion Erin Huck. Whether on the mountain or ‘Cross track, these gloves offer a lightweight feel and great durability. You get a choice of medium to minimal to no padding to suit your needs.

Monitor: $24.99
Monitor SL: $29.99
Monitor SL gel: $34.99 available in Blk, Blk/Crimson, Blk Gry

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