What is it:
Nastro Fiore is a 2.5mm thick tape that provides cushioning and comfort equivalent to
3.2mm tapes of existing technologies. Fiore has a moderate texture, high tackiness, and
printed silicone graphics which adds comfort and grip in both wet and dusty conditions.
Who is it for:
Nastro Fiore is for the detail oriented cyclist looking for additional comfort without the
additional bulk commonly associated with thick bar tapes. Fiore also adds a subtle color pop
through contrasting high grip silicone printing, as well as the Butterfly clamp wrap for perfect
bar taping every time.
Why Silca made it:
Inspired by advancements in running shoe foam and F1 tires as well as their own research into
rolling efficiency, impedance and damping, Silca 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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