Tri Talk HomepageTri Talk EventsTri Talk ForumsBlogsTri Talk TrainingTri TradeTriPlayerWikiTeam Tri Talk
HED Aerobars - Grip Tape - Alternatives?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TriTalk.co.uk Forum Index -> Gear
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
JaRok2300




Joined: 01 May 2014
Posts: 394
Location: Worcester, UK

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: HED Aerobars - Grip Tape - Alternatives? Reply with quote

I've got some fairly old HED bars that I'm pretty happy with except for one issue which is the grip on the base bars, especially when descending.

The base bars horns are very short, triangular and have integrated brake levers meaning taping them would be quite difficult and I'm not sure very productive. The butt of your hand sits on the flatter section behind what would normally be the handhold so not really where the tape would be.

I've read about using strips of grip tape which sounds like it would work but wondered if anyone had any better ideas as I can see that being a bit too rough if you're not wearing gloves.

I'll try and upload a picture of the bars from my phone as can't do that from this pc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JaRok2300




Joined: 01 May 2014
Posts: 394
Location: Worcester, UK

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
leahnp




Joined: 25 Jan 2005
Posts: 1924
Location: Scottish Borders

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use grip tape on my bars/extensions and have no issues on the hands. Very useful when it starts to get warm as the bare hands grip much better.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JaRok2300




Joined: 01 May 2014
Posts: 394
Location: Worcester, UK

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, just checking we're on the same song sheet, is that the stuff for skateboards like sand paper?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    TriTalk.co.uk Forum Index -> Gear All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
  Share
 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum





Home | About TT | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertising | Contact TT
Copyright ©2003-2015 TriTalk®.co.uk. All rights reserved.