Built my first road bike with this tape. I love my lock-on grips on my MTB, so I jumped on this tape. First time ever wrapping a handlebar and it came out pretty damn good. I credit the tapes strength as it is much less stretchy than the Deda foam I tried afterwards. It took me half as many retries to get the DSP to wrap satisfactorily. The grip is fantastic with or without gloves, whereas I felt "floaty" on the foam, especially sweating without gloves. Rain, sweat, dust, have no effect on this tape. With the figure-8 wrap under my SRAM hoods the bar has a full and solid feel.