Yes, another "how do I look" thread. I finally had a very good bike fitting and this position feels comfortable and powerful. I have been riding different bikes unfitted for years, but I have only done about 300 miles in this new position though. That being said, I see a lot of local racers, crit guys whose arms are very straight and locked when on the hoods and sometimes the drops.
My arms are still bent in the drops and hoods. Is there a such thing as too much bend in the elbows? When I lose a lot more weight this fall/winter, I plan on racing next season. I want to know does my position look to upright? I would lose the spacers but my back might not agree. The drop, even with the spacers, is exactly 3 inches (long legs), which seems to be the max I am comfortable with. So even with a 3 inch drop, my elbows still have a nice bend in them.
The Bike: LOOK 585 Optimum, 56cmTT, 57cm seat tube, 190mm head tube, 110mm stem, seat height:80cm
Me: 5'10, 185lbs, 35inch cycling inseam .
-I am not wearing the jersey because it was hot as hell in my apartment
-The two holes in the Assos bibs are the result of a crash from a couple months ago when i touched wheels with someone. Nothing like a pair of expensive "ripped" bibs