Lizard Skins, the first company has expanded its line of DSP V2 tape to four thicknesses, now adding a new 4.6mm version in four colors: Jet Black, Graphite, Crimson Red, and Electric Blue. The new DSP 4.6mm tape was created for the growing popularity of Bikepacking, long Gravel rides, and Cyclocross. The new tape offers increased vibration damping and cushioning for a rider’s hands. The DSP V2 tape line is now available in: 1.8mm, 2.5mm, 3.2, and 4.6mm.
Lizard Skins started to offer their DSP tape in 2010 in the 2.5mm and later added the thinner 1.8 and 3.2mm. Their Partnerships with Pro Tour teams prompted the thickness change after learning that teams would double wrap their handlebars for some of the cobbled classics. Lizard Skins offered to make a thicker tape that would be lighter than double wrapping but offer the same damping and comfort as a double wrapped bar. The DSP tape is the choice of Pro Tour teams Lotto Soudal and Movistar and cyclocross riders Maghalie Rochette and Kerry Werner, Geoff Kabush, and Erin Huck.
“We see more and more customers going out bikepacking, exploring dirt roads and trails on their cross or gravel bikes, and the gravel race scene continues to grow like crazy, so it was natural for us to offer a thicker tape for the longs days in the saddle,” says Lizard Skins.