The tap feels good and seems to be wareing well. The gel was not the easy to get it to stay in place, but once i got it wrapped, ir feels good on a long ride. The biggest reason for only 3 stars is the tape has no strech to it, so it is hard to wrap it tightly aroungld curves, it took me a couple of tries before i was able to get a wrap i was happy with.
I ride mostly steel bikes and have changed out at least 4 bikes with these. More miles without fatigue and upper body soreness. I really dig these and would highly recommend.
Used to replace the original handlebar tape. Cost of over $30 and was not as good as the original which offered some cushion. The additional gel strips did help some but tape too short to adequately cover the bars.