Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Foothills of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains, NY
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I switched to a carbon seat post, handlebars and went to 25s (at 100 PSI). I feel like I am riding a new bike. The comfort level on my bike went way up. I noticed an improvement with each change. Going from 23s at 120PSI to 25s at 100PSI was a bigger ride improvement than the carbon bars. Since all three additions were purchase on sale/clearance and cost less than $200, I consider it money well spent.
I would not have liked them in my younger, more aggressive riding days. You can feel the flex while in the drops while riding and especially sprinting. Now I am more of an endurance type of rider, comfort is king. The improvements that I noticed, now have me thinking about getting carbon bike.