After installing the Helibar risers almost as soon as I brought the bike home a few months ago, I realized that they definitely helped, but not quite enough to relieve the soreness in my shoulders after riding for a couple of hours. I decided to go ahead, bite the bullet, and get the Helibar adjustable handlebars. Yes, they're pretty expensive, but after riding with them now for a few days, I am very satisfied with the purchase. The only issue I have now is that my hands are taking up about one third of my mirrors' view. I've learned to just lean a little if needed, to get the view I need.