Hello evening crowd, just a thought thats been niggling me about bike setup at the mo. It's recommended you try and get your setup as *cough* 'dialled' as possible to maximised comfort/fun. However unless you pay the money or have found your ideal setup surely its a question of trial and error buying new bars, stems, (frames?) until you've found it... surely this is quite expensive? Even if you manage to sell on the parts you dont use.
I personally just got used to my first mtb position, then switched to wider bars/shorter stem as someone on here was selling them cheap and found it much better and i'd saved up. Now i'm thinking i should experiment and try a couple of things as my rides are heading into the 10hrs for a day trip - but the decent kit (buy once n all that ) would mean selling bodily parts on the black market to fund what would be a black hole for cash for minimal/no gain.
How much of you just got 'used' to what your bike came with? and for those looking for their ideal setup how are you doing it?