A well made handlebar that allows riders an easy transition between having your hands on the drops, the levers, and up near the stem. The slight flare lets you go to and from the drops quickly and safely. You can wedge your forearms against the upper curve of the bars when your hands are in the drops for extra control when out of the saddle. I find this bar offers me superior control for improved bike handling. I replaced the stock handlebars with these on both my bikes. The most important of my many upgrades.
It was a great saddle when I used it on some local climbs where I was out of the saddle but when staying seated, it just didn't give me the support I was looking for. Although it wasn't what I am looking for on everyday rides, I would definitely recommend it for other riders who are out of the saddle
I bought the extended version with the least float range an really like the difference. It keeps me from wandering around side to side too much when I pedal. They are also easier to clip out of, which I really like riding in town. Western had them on sale at a price that was more reasonable so I got them.
I replaced my old lizard skins tape with a new roll after converting my bike to 11 speed. Have not riden very much due to weather, but so far the tape has been fine. The last lizard skin tape was improvement over other's I have tried. It did show some ware after a while, but comfortable to grip even on long rides. Does not lose it's fit on the bars like some tapes. However when wrapping it I did not use extra stretch like one video suggested.