I'm hoping to improve the comfort of riding on the hoods of my Campy Record Ergopower levers. The instruction manual shows that the bottoms of the levers must be directly in line with the bottom of my handle bar drops. My handlebars have a traditional shape like the manual shows so I'm reluctant to move them up.
However, I see many pros with levers up nearly to the top of the handlebars. Pg. 58 of the February Velonews shows an example. I see the bars are shaped much differently from mine. The bottom of the drops aren't parallel with the ground and the bars don't have a smooth, curved shape.
In order to move them up, I think I need a different set of bars. Is this true? Can you help with specific examples of bar manufacurer and models? Any drawbacks that I'm not considering?