When the road ahead looks more like a pot marked battlefield than a bike path you're in need of some extra help. You need something like our Body Geometry Bar Phat that's proven to reduce hand pressure by up to 50%. Yes you read that correctly. Essentially these are gel pads that fit under your bar tape either at the tops or in the drops to take the sting out of the road. They can be trimmed to shape and are reusable between bikes plus they're sleek profile cuts down on bulk. And as you can tell from the data above they take shock absorption pretty seriously but to take it over the line we also included our incredibly comfortable S-Wrap Roubaix tape and bar plugs. Combined there isn't a road in Northern France that they can't handle.