I keep reading about lowering my seat 1/2 to 1 cm, and raising bars the same on a cross bike. I rode my cross bike for racing and training all season last year (including group rides and a century), and being tall (978mm cycling inseam), 10cm bar drop is pretty normal for any bike that i ride (stem flipped up with spacers under). So I have set myself on a quest for a taller HT bike, but I am not sure why. Sure, my back gets a bit sore during races, but whose doesn't? Does the upright handling change weight distribution or handling characteristics? Should i just give up and keep riding large bar drops and resign to the fact that i am too tall for this sport short of custom.