I will be picking up my Technium Tri Lite from my LBS this coming Friday. The mechanic is replacing the rear derailleur and tires and checking over everything else since it has been stored for almost 20 years.
It has a Selle Royal saddle now and unknown handlebars. The handlebars feel a little narrow to me. While dropping my bike off I sat on a Specialized Allez they had used for sale. Those bars felt a LOT better- wider and more comfortable.
I will ask what those are but wanted to see if anyone had any brand recommendations- either for or to avoid. I won't be getting carbon.
I also might be looking for another saddle. I want one that won't completely wear my old butt out while riding to get back in shape. Some of the saddles I looked at were heavily padded, but it seems for some reason that a padded saddle might become uncomfortable.
I would appreciate suggestions for something good without breaking the bank. I don't want cheap, but I ain't going racing either.