Bogged down by new bike research
I've been riding for the past two years. I started off with an Iron Horse triumph 3.0, which served me well. Until recently, I rode the 56cm bike very comfortably. I've been going on longer rides and decided it was time to upgrade, so I did some research and ended up purchasing a Bianchi 928 carbon C2C. It's a beautiful bike, and while it doesn't include top of the line componentry (Shimano 105), it's still an upgrade for me. The issue I have though, is whether the LBS fit me with the right bike. Like I said above, I rode a 56 cm frame, the Bianchi frame only comes as a 55 or a 58. I tried the 58 and felt a bit stretched towards the handlebars. The LBS swapped the stem to a shorter one, and then fit the bike for me. I still feel slightly stretched and am now unsure whether I just got used to the wrong size before. I've read a load of information on sizing indicating that the bike should be a good fit (57 cm seems better, but non existant for the Bianchi). The bike handles well and I like it except for this issue, which may be me or the bike. I'd appreciate any helpful comments or inquiries.