I have two bikes. I'm having trouble getting a comfortable reach for both riding the hoods and when down in the drop.
On my daily ride, with a 100 mm stem, the reach to the hoods is OMG perfect! I can ride the hoods comfortably for any distance. When I need to get in the drops, say strong headwinds, I feel cramped, to the point where it's hard to breathe. I can manage no more than a mile before I have to come up for air. Descending, I can't get as low as I'd like.
On my fun ride bike, with a 120 mm stem, the reach to the drops is OMG perfect! I can ride the drops into headwinds for miles and miles. My core muscles give out long before my breathing does. Descending, if I got any lower, I could chew the tires. Riding the hoods, I'm way too stretched-out. I have to back off and ride the ramps or even the upper bend, which of course puts the levers out of reach.
I'm hesitant to switch to a 110 mm stem on both bikes. I'm afraid it will be a compromise where nothing feels right on either bike.
Are there any other options?