2 questions on the stock noah's arc-like bars set up on a Specialized Langster Seattle.
Are there any disadvantages to cutting down the bars a bit to fit my shoulder width a bit better? I like the idea of going thru busy downtown streets with narrower bars. However, I am not sure if this is psychological but sometimes, I feel like I am getting some decent shock absorption when I grip near the end of the bars now. By trimming an inch on the ends, would I lose some of that?
Secondly, does anyone know if there are disadvantages to mounting a 26mm bullhorns on a 31.8 stem with the appropriate shims (ie: Problem Solvers 26>31.8 shim). It'd be nice if I can switch up the bars depending on the type of riding that I'll be doing.