The quality I expect from Silca.
Assuming this tape lasts a while it will be the best I have tried. I did a 44 mile ride after wrapping my handlebars and my hands felt just as good at the end of the ride as they did at the start, this was the day after doing a 55 mile ride with Supacaz so I was expecting at least some soreness. I believe that Silca does try to put the very best product possible on the market and this tape is another shining example of that, from the end plugs to the finishing tape this stuff just looks and feels amazing. I’ve read reviews about it being difficult to wrap but I did not have an issue, I have been wrapping my own bars for a few years so my technique is pretty good. The only other tape I can compare it to is Supacaz but I found this to be more forgiving with a bit more stretch and a more durable feel. The grip is excellent and it seems the claims of vibration damping are true, as I mentioned my hands felt great the whole time and it wasn’t all smooth roads by any means. I had enough to cover my 44cm deep drop bars but I did have to go back and do less of an overlap on the first attempt, thankfully there was enough for the figure eight wrap around the hoods as well. I might not have needed the butterfly tape for the hoods but I’m glad they were there, it’s just another example of Silca’s attention to detail.