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 like this but is capped at using a 28t cassette. The new 9170 can go to a 30t if you have plenty of hills to contend with and don't want to run an Ultegra di2 with a longer cage.
I like the shallow dish on the front and a deeper dish on the back that this set offers. Great for climbers who also have plenty of flat sections.