I purchased a 2015 Raleigh Venture 3.0 about 3 months ago. Didn't know how much or how far I would ride, so I went with a comfort bike. Now that I am riding as much as 30 miles in a day, I am realizing that I should have bought a straight bar hybrid instead of what I have. I love the Venture, but I feel like it's holding me back a lot of times. I have considered just buying a new hybrid and I have been checking out the higher end Specialized Sirrus models but I might hold off until the spring or at least until Christmas, when I can buy one for myself as a Christmas present. My question is: Is it even possible and would it make sense for me to change the handle bar out from the comfort bar that is on there now to a straight hybrid bar? Would the geometry of the bike allow that or is everything else set for only using the comfort handle? I feel that maybe not sitting so high would help with wind resistance and would help me to pedal faster. With the current configuration, it is virtually impossible to get my butt off the seat to pedal quicker. I also don't want to waste the money on changing out the handle bar if I won't see any benefit. I would appreciate any help, opinions or comments on this. Thanks all!