Inspired by advancements in running shoe foam and F1 tires as well as our own research into rolling efficiency, impedance and damping, we realized that new 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 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, we’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.
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Too soon to tell.
Love this stuff. Installed the black/blue on the Vault and Just bought a second box (blk/miami green) for my other bike. Love the butterfly piece for behind the hoods. Everything sticks well and a plus to have an expanding bar end plug included. Super comfortable with plenty of grip. I don't see myself changing from this any time soon. Keep up the good work w/ this product.