I've had my bike for a few months now. It's a Dawes Horizon; my first ever road bike. It fits well and I've never had any discomfort with it. I use it daily for my commute to work -- a journey that varies from several miles over rough track, to a journey of a few short miles up and down a very steep hill.
Despite the lack of discomfort, I'm always playing with the handlebar and saddle height, 'just to see'. Also, what feels like a good configuration at the end of the week doesn't always have the 'glove fit' at the beginning of the week (and vice versa). I'm not sure if that has anything to do with sitting down at a desk all day.
I had the bike set up perfectly the other week (the best it had ever felt), but I tweaked the saddle height too much and now I can't remember how it was configured.
So I decided to follow a step-by-step guide. I followed this
one. But one part has me confused -- 'Tip 5, Handlebar Reach'. It explains that whilst riding on the drops, the handlebars should obscure my view of the front hub. Is that right? The way I'm seated, I have a very clear view of the front hub when I'm on the drops. I have the largest frame the bike's available in, and I'm only six foot -- surely the bike's not too small for me?
Could it be due the geometry of my bike? Is it different for racers?