With these tips you should be riding in style and have enough left over for beer and burritos after an epic ride. I can vouch for the tip on tyres (tires for those of us on this side of the pond), I had a cr*ppy set of tires and my friends would leave me behind. I put on a new set and was able to keep up or even pass my friends. They also mention wider bars. They can make the bike easier to handle as well as helping open up your chest so you breathe easier.