FAT WRAP is a new product for bike touring and bikepacking, it's bar tape thicker than anything on the market, bike-tour-ready to stop numb fingers and sore wrists.
Kent MacWilliam, founder of Tasis Bikes Inc. and creator of Fat Wrap tells how bar tape moves the technology needle.
WHAT DOES FAT WRAP DO?
Numbness is every long distance cyclist's battle, and many riders' hands start bothering after just a few hours of cycling. We kind of just accepted it as being part of an extensive tour. FAT WRAP is designed to be comfortable, durable and grippy in all weather conditions.
Reduces numbness and pressure points. Cushy so no need to double wrap. It's thicker than anything on the market, giving a bigger grip on the bars.
Long lasting for outdoor use, it will hold its padding over time. It is made from tough cork/EVA designed to last without compressing.
Textured tacky grip for better grip in all weather conditions. FAT WRAP is Texture for better grip, especially in wet conditions.
"I bought a 'gravel bike specific' 'extra thick' bar tape recently, and comparing that with Fat Wrap is like comparing some wafer-thin schnitzel to a 72 ounce Texan steak. Fat Wrap is FAT."
"It's had mud on it, it's been used over roots and rocks, and I've sprinted as hard as I can with it. My hands have never slipped, and they never felt any harshness. The tape kicks ass!"
"It absorbs a great deal of the shock from riding on bumpy trails. It is soft with a nonskid type of texture so does not get slippery when wet. It is the best bar tape I have ever used”
"Having checked it out I can see it is far superior to anything on the market and will be a mainstay on our bikes for years to come.”
James - Velo Vagabond
HOW IS FAT WRAP BAR TAPE DIFFERENT?
FAT WRAP is 4.5mm thick, thicker than any other bar tape on the market. giving a bigger grip on the bars. It's made from tough cork/EVA designed to last without compressing. The microdot texture on the surface is for better grip, especially in wet conditions.
More about Kent
"At home I am on a commuter bike most days of the week and try to bike tour on the weekends.
“I've done lots of touring from the mountain passes of Alaska, to the Pacific Coast route from Vancouver, BC to Loreto, MX.
"I've seen inspiring generosity and ingenuity from other riders along the way. Now I can give back. FAT WRAP is my contribution to the bike touring community.”