SRAM Pitstop road hoods & Super Core tape review£35.99

Bar and lever cover

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Spotting the trend for white finishing kit, SRAM have come up with these moulded lever rubbers that are the exact shape of the originals and compatible with all road DoubleTap shifters.

The self-adhesive bar tape absorbs vibration, provides good grip in the wet and stretches enough to cover 46cm bars.

The trouble is, we’ve yet to see a white tape that doesn’t look very second-hand after a few rides in the rain, and this one soils easily – though it looks great to start with. The hoods are also available in red, pink and yellow.

Simon has been cycling for as long as he can remember, and more seriously since his time at university in the Dark Ages (the 1980s). This has taken in time trialling, duathlon and triathlon and he has toured extensively in Asia and Australasia, including riding solo 2900km from Cairns to Melbourne. He now mainly rides as a long-distance commuter and leisure/fitness rider. He has been testing bikes and working for Cycling Plus in various capacities for nearly 20 years.
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 175cm / 5'9
  • Weight: 75kg /165lb
  • Waist: 33in
  • Discipline: Road, touring, commuting
  • Current Bikes: Rose SL3000, Hewitt steel tourer
  • Beer of Choice: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • Location: Bath, UK
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