I ride/race a redline conquest with a pretty standard cross set up. I don't have inline top mounted brakes and i ride on top of the hoods most of the time. Riding in the hoods is not uncomfortable for me but I feel that I would be more comfortable on the bike if i switched my cockpit to a more mtn bike style setup: ditch the drop bars switch to mtn shifters and brakes. I know it would look weird and is pretty unconventional but I think it would help with control. thoughts?