Since changing my hybrid to drop bars I have not been able to get comfortable on the bike. I have since compared it to my road bike (on which I am comfortable) and have found that:
- the hybrid handlebars are more in front of the wheels than the road bike
- the distance from the seat to the handlebars is about 2-3cms longer on the hybrid
- the distance from the seat to the hand position is about 3cms longer on the hybrid
I have found that since the conversion the hybrid handle bars are not as stable. The heights of handlebars to seat are the same.
Currently I have a 100mm stem with (I think) a 6 degrees rise. Given the information (I will take more accurate measurements tonight), do you think that a 60mm or 75mm stem with a 6 degrees rise will have any beneficial effect?