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: Tires are your bike's point of contact with the road. Those with serious mileage have less road feel, and are more likely to suffer a flat.
Upgrade to: Michelin Pro4 Service Course. Tough enough for training, yet light enough to win races, these 200-gram tires with 150 TPI casing resist flats, while a high-traction coating helps them last long miles. [$75; bike.michelinman.com]