i've not done any time trials before but am thinking of entering some stage races this year which have TT components. one of my strengths is is fatigue resistance and holding steady power, so i might (relative term, of course!) be suited to this.
that said, i'm not (yet) interested in having a dedicated TT rig...especially not having done any official TTs!
it's clear that one can enter a TT with a straight-up road setup (and i just might do that). to take the intermediate step, what's necessary? would it be as simple as using extension bars (+ pads?) on my regular bars?
my current bars (3t ergonova) allow for use of clip on extenders. i'm also riding a Di2-equipped bike....so that seems to be suited to easily adding SW-7971 satellite shifters for the extender bars.
what does one do with mechanical DA? seems pretty critical that if one is going to go with extenders, then shifters are a necessity.
in this situation, would one typically move the saddle forward (/and up)?
is the benefit over just riding in the drops substantial, or is this 1/2-way solution really just a waste of time?
thanks. apologies if these are basic questions. i did a bit of searching but did not find the results i was looking for.