I recently just switched from a Specialized Allez Triple Sport to a trek 7.2 fx 2010. I've found im easily able to go the same speed (18mph or so) on average when theres no wind (and my higher speeds match the Allez's when there is a tail wind), However, when going against the wind my average speed drops by about 2-3mph compared to the allez (sometimes dropping to 11mph). Is this just a side effect of being a flat bar or is there something I can do it about it? Everything so far is stock besides rack and lights (same exact ones as my allez as well so i doubt these are causing the issues)
I was debating among one of three things, or possibly a combination
1) adding these to my bike in the middle
very much how this person did http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...r/DSC03080.jpg (saved this image from the forums, forget whose it is, sorry about that)
2)adding these somewhat in the middle so they simulate drop bars
3) getting a pair of triathlon clip-on's somewhat similar to this one
I find i like the more upright position of the trek 7.2fx and the wider handlebars when riding compared to drops, which is why i made the switch. But riding against the wind is almost intolerable so any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.