Photo by Daisuke Urano
Winter is coming - Was my last post on instagram.

I really meant it, my body has become quite sensitive to the change of seasons since living in Japan, and even though we are still getting an average high of 24°/25° in the daytime, there is no humidity - in reverse the the air has become dry, a sure sign that winter is on it's way.

Today is the day I started putting new parts onto my bike, as sometimes you just get to the point where you need change so I went to work:

Out with the old:

And in with the new:

If you have been following this blog then you'll probably know by now that the parts I have been wanting have been:

1) Diner's Carbon Bullhorn Handle bars.

2) Diner's Carbon Seat Post.

The end results looked like this:

Immediately I can tell you the seat post change has reduced the bike's weight in the center giving the bike greater overall balance.
With the bullhorn bars the weight difference is not that noticeable, mainly because my previous riser bars were also carbon, the purpose of me changing over to bullhorn bars was to get a different riding experience and obviously a new aesthetic.

I still plan on making some other changes to my baby so keep it locked onto channel Cartel for more updates!