Do any of you find that a TT-specific bike is easier to ride, thus producing significant gains in power, than a road bike with aerobars? I love the TT, and I want to use it to compete against myself and a few peers, but I am super uncomfortable in the RB with bars. The issue is that I wouldn't mind the discomfort if I felt that the discomfort was worth it. I know that when I get into a great aero position that I can actually breathe in, I can't steer mybike because I am so far over the front wheel. Does a good TT bike solve this, or is it a fool's errand to try to improve TT times with a TT specific frame? I feel like I would love to TT at a solid 173bpm (a good HR for 30min efforts for me) but I feel my HR shoot up every time I am in the aero position.
I could care less about aero at my speed, but does the comfort and efficiency of the TT or tri frame make it worth the gains for you?