Spring is the air and I bet we are all racking up more miles outside than ever before. It is so nice to be off the trainer and feeling the warm sun on your back. It is also the time that you start to venture into the local bike shop and drool over all of the latest offerings.
To help curb these feeling I like to change my bar tape. I have done this every year for the past couple of years. I know that I don’t need a new bike; I just want one. The new bar tape allows me to have that ‘new bike’ feel without that new bike price tag. Last year it was the European white (it sure got dirty quick – I changed it back in August – click here to see how to change your bar tape).
Well, a few weeks ago I happened to be in a bike shop and they had all of their bar tape on sale and this super bright green jumped out at me. It caught my eye. I removed the white tape and installed the green.
It makes the bike look completely different. It makes the bike feel fresh and new. I was able to fix the new bike blues with a little green for less than 10 bucks.
A little bit of time and $10 bucks freshens the stead.
Close up of the bar tape.
What color is your bar tape and have you experimented with different colors?