The Seven received some updates this week. The 2009 Dalmac proved that 23c tires were not the best choice for Michigan back roads. I purchased a pair of 28c all condition armadillo elite tires. I also replaced my Gore Ride-On shift cables with conventional Dura-Ace cables. My friends at Spoke's recommended Lizard Skins DSP 2.5 bar tape. The bar tape has a grippy, spongy feel. I went with blue.