After starting with a single 2.4mm thickness, Lizard Skins later expanded the line to include 1.8mm and 3.2mm thickness for those who wanted more control or more cushion. But with the growing interest in gravel, bikepacking, or just road bikers wanting more comfort, the tape has grown to its fattest yet – at 4.6mm thick. That of course is at the center with the thickness tapering to the edge for a smooth wrap on the handlebars.
Currently, the new 4.6mm bar tape is only available in four colors – black, gray, red, and blue. In addition to being thicker, the 4.6mm tape is also a bit longer at 91″ (231cm) per roll, which weighs in at 102g. The tape is priced at $51.99 for a set, and includes the new screw-in bar plugs, finish strips, and clamp covers.