That is my long distance mtb. I've done at least 100 100-220km long rides on her. Very comfortable and reliable. Fast enough, but she has one major flaw. When the wind blows against me my body becomes a sail and thats plain tiring. I know... drops. But I've tried them and we don't get along. Road bikes and me just aren't compatible. I do need a way to deal with hours of riding into a headwind. Aerobars came to mind. I already use my barends to brace my forearms if it gets really windy but thats uncomfortable for more than 5 minutes at a time. Anyone runnng aerobars on a flatbar? If so how useful are they? I always ride solo so group ride rules need not apply.