• 1.85mm of foam
• High tack top layer
• 3M adhesive backing
• Aluminum expanding bar plug
• Butterfly brake clamp cover that doesn't add bulk
• Fully adhesive finishing tape
SILCA Nastro Piloti Handlebar Tape
A high tack grip, and the most advanced foam in bar tape. Get cushioning equivalent to a 2.5mm tape with just 1.85mm of foam. Get comfort without added bulk of thicker tapes.
Inspired by advancements in running shoe foam and F1 tires as well as Silca's own research into rolling efficiency, impedance and damping, Silca realized that materials technology could allow for a significant improvement in bar tape. Using a laminate of SILCAthane, SILCAlon and 3M Visco-elastic adhesive instead of a single foam extrusion, the tape can be optimized across a range of desired features.
The resulting SILCA Nastro Piloti Handlebar Tape has a softer, more comfortable feel, higher wet and dry grip, better vibration isolation, and 3-5x the durability of existing tape materials. Since the actual wrap of the tape can be as important as the tape itself, they’ve also developed a full adhesive backed ‘butterfly’ to better cover the back of the lever clamp area without adding bulk, a high grip finishing tape and expanding aluminum/composite end plugs to ensure every detail is perfect.