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Silca Nastro Fiore Bar Tape
Silca's latest product is its Nastro Fiore Bar Tape and while this might seem like a lowly component, in typical Silca fashion, it's design possessed the same amount of research and development and attention to detail as any of its products.
Store: Steep and Cheap
It uses technology utilized in the latest running shoe foam and F1 tires, creating significant improvements over traditional bar tape. Nastro Fiore uses a laminate of SILCAthane, SILCAlon, and 3M Visco-elastic adhesive instead of a traditional single foam extrusion, allowing for optimization of the tape across a range of desired features.
As a result, the tape is softer, more comfortable, has better wet and dry grip, better vibration damping, and up to 3 to 5-times the durability of existing tape materials. The wrap and finishing of the tape weren't overlooked either and Silca developed a full adhesive backed ‘butterfly’ design to better cover the back of the lever clamp area without adding bulk, a high grip finishing tape, and expanding aluminum and composite bar end plugs ensure a pro-level tape job.
-Silca's 2.5mm thick Tri-Laminate tape delivering similar cushioning to 3.2mm tape
-Debossed FIORE pattern and embossed silicone printing improves grip and cushioning
-Aluminum expanding bar-end plugs are a nice touch
-PU finishing tape offers a pro-level finish
-Butterfly shaped brake clamp covers without the bulk
-Material: SILCAthane, SILCAlon, 3M Visco-elastic adhesive
-Recommended Use: road, cyclocross, gravel
-Manufacturer Warranty: limited