When it comes to their custom bikes, riders get out what they put in. While it can be tempting to swap an old model for a new toy every year or two, hold off. Bikes, much like cars, are long-term investments and can be modernized with a few key updates – a less saggy saddle, handlebars that don't vibrate, responsive pedals. Here are a few tricks to making your current wheels ride like new.
What to Know: The wrong handlebars vibrate, causing sore shoulders and poor steering. Geometry and weight are everything.
Upgrade to: Enve Road Handlebar. These curved carbon-fiber bars make chatter nearly unnoticeable. They also have the best strength-to-stiffness ratio available. [$350; enve.com]