Reviewed by Eric M.
I recommend this product
• 1mm total thickness
• High grip
• 3M adhesive backing
• Designed for complex base bar and
aero bar extensions
Parts covered by SILCA Limited Warranty are considered to be subject to wear through normal use or are consumable subject to degradation through the course of their daily use. SILCA guarantees them free from manufacturer defects for 2 years.
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, 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.
I used the Aero Bar Tape on my daughter's TT bike, and we are really happy with how well it grips, even when compared to regular bar tape. It adds a degree of confidence when riding a type of bike requires your full attention.
In the age of countless aero cockpits and 3d printing it makes sense to have a product like this.
That said, I have a pretty standard cockpit and still find this to be a massive upgrade over the thick bar tape and electrical tape on my tt extensions. The self adhesion is awesome and it’s actually waterproof. Can confirm to just about any surface shape.