Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Sometimes Change is Good...
I have always been very picky about my bike set up. I never mad big changes just upgrades. Until now. I just picked up a set of Jones H Bars. This is a big investment, and I was a bit nervous thinking I would hate them. I did lots of research, and got lots of opinions from folks that ride them. All I heard was praise about how much better they are.
Yesterday I found out for myself. I headed out in the morning to try em' out. I had them set up with the same stem I use for my riser bars. Before the ride I was thinking this is going to be awkward, I am not going to be able to ride these bars. I set off and was pleasantly surprised. They felt very natural. There was no awkward feeling at all. I was cruising along pretty well then the first climb. I must say these bars keep getting better, I love the way you climb with them. After about an hour I did realize the stem I was running was abit too short, not a lot but enough to notice it. I kept riding feeling good and having fun.
I picked up a slightly longer stem, Thanks Mike K, and I am planning to ride them tonight at Fair Hill. I will let you know how it goes.
Only 4 days until SSWC05
Thanks for reading,