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    Tape needed on ergo/flat top bars?

    The newer bars that are out now that have the wide flat top section, do they need tape for the cushion or does the wide support the hand more now that gloves will do. Or maybe just a thin, no padded tape for grip?

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    Define "need"

    You may need something to hold the cable casing in place. Whether you "need" tape for comfort or grip is really up to you. Someone is always running bare aluminum, and they have done this for decades, while most people want some tape on there.

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    Need to discover my needs

    I see what you mean. I'll give it a dry run, i'm thinking with the larger contact area that the hands may not need the padding.

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