Just got back from a decent 120k ride, went down south to Stanwell Park look out through the forest etc. Had a great ride but my wrists and fingers are a bit sore...I've only been on the bike since last Monday so need to give myself time to adjust I think, but the bike has been fitted with flat bars. These bars don't allow alot of bend at the elbow so I do fine my weight is leaning forward at times but I can transfer it by gripping the tank with my knees or pushing down with my feet. The guy who I bought it off preferred them and reckons it makes cornering alot easier. I do like the look of them but am wondering if the original bars (which I have) would be more comfortable? So just wondering, is there any consensus on flat bars compared to the standard bars with the U shape?