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 ideal saddle is supportive without ruining circulation. Old ones can sag, causing improper riding position.
Upgrade to: A Selle Saddle. They're comfy and ergonomic, with a channel to keep pressure off sensitive areas; a scoop shape supports your pelvis in perfect position. Just try before you buy. [from $125; selleitalia.com]