Just yesterday I figured I’d mix things up a bit with the Redline 925. I changed out the bar tape from black to red. I chose red because…well it is a REDline….
I went with a Bontrager cork tape. I always start my wrap jobs from the top of the bar. It just looks neater. Oh by the way, you see that clearish thingy next to the bar tape? Well its this gel insert made by Bontrager. Man this stuff is the best! It prevents your hands from getting fatigued.
Tada! You like my tape job? Notice something else? One brake lever. Yup, I removed the rear brakes, and swapped my right lever and placed it upside down on the left side. This configuration allows me to get more grip on the bar than the previous setup.
Here’s a closer shot.
I upgraded the tires from the Nightwing Sweetskinz to a set of Bontrager Race Lites. These tires ride at a higher tire pressure, which means I can ride faster and makes skid stopping easier. Yes you may have noticed that I still ride with wheel reflectors. I have to, I’m a Bike Commuter!