In case you are thinking the Supacaz star emblem at the Super Sticky Kush Galaxy Bar Tape looks vaguely familiar, that may well be because you’ve got seen it at the bars of a certain three-time world champion (we’re going to call him “Sagan”) in the place to begin photos from cycling’s biggest events. It enjoys such lofty status since the tape has a uniquely tacky face material and a thin layer of cushion that absorbs more road noise than it has any right to do. Those little star emblems make it look pretty damn good, too, but bar feel is the actual–ahem–star here, and Supacaz excels in that regard. The tape stays tacky for a confident grip, even if wet, and the padding doesn’t create obtrusive bulk under gloves or bare hands.
Material: [face] Polyurethane, [padding] foam
Advisable Use: cycling