I have gotten our hybrid tuned up and it shifts nicely..It is supposed to be my wife's bike. Has upright handle bars and power grip pedals..So many think it is riding in the drops that makes one uncomfortable.
I enjoy the hybrid for short rides..Lately rode it on two seperate 40-50 mile rides. I come back my hands are definitely achier and my feet hurt more. On short rides it is ok.. You can put your hands straight out. So you do not have to arch your back at all.
I find my average speed is down..After about 35 miles my hands are hurting. Feet hurt some.. Think it that my feet don't 'float about the pedals,' more downward pressure on the feet causing it to ache. I find it more difficult to get my speed up,even when I want to...
Many of us here who are usually on road bikes switch to more upright bikes.? .Are you more comfortable on your road bike or the bike with upright handlebars.
Could it be my position on the hybrid?