To start out I have a Trek fx 7.1 that I have had for about 4 months. It is a good bike for me but I keep having to lower myself with my chest almost to the bar and my elbows almost fully bent when battling wind. This gets really uncomfortable fast but it is the only way to maintain decent speed while going against the wind. The average wind speed here is around 15-20mph.
So my options are to tough it out or modify my handlebar configuration so I can maintain a comfortable aerodynamic riding position. I prefer the second option. I have been looking at the origin 8 drop bar ends to cheaply get the drop bar configuration. I know the cons of them but for twenty bucks it might be worth it. The other option is to get a new handlebar that has a better hand position for when battling wind. I know a true drop bar is out of my price range but will any other type of bar meet my needs?
Looking for any advice or recommendations.