Hello all, re-entering the sport after many years away. I just turned 55 in March. This is my new ride. I've put 27 miles on her since picking her up Friday afternoon...still tweaking the saddle and bars. Had to put a 30 or 35 degree stem (I think that's what it's called) to raise the bars up. They were just too low and my wrists were in pain.. I've had carpal tunnel issues. They are now just slightly above my hips. I'll try to give it some time to get used to it before I consider some different bars, possible On One Mary's, or getting a riser. When I asked about doing this at the LBS where I bought the bike, i got some interesting looks and a "you can't do that on this bike" from a young kid mechanic before an older employee stepped in and helped me out. I've wondered if I should have gone with a more upright/comfort oriented bike instead, but really want to be able to do some gravel and easy trail riding in addition to road. It's hard to evaluate a bike for everything in a parking lot. I'm sure I'll be happier with this in the end instead of a completely upright comfort bike though. But it'll take some tweaking. Glad to have found this forum. Lots of great info.