The more I ride my Soma, the more I'm feeling my sore hands and wrists. This is after I have it set up to be relatively plush by track bike standards: steel frame, 28mm tires, less than 2" drop saddle-to-stem, and fizik gel handlebar pads. The bike is slightly too small (I should have gotten the 61cm), so a bigger frame might help, but I'm wondering if the geometry itself is too much for me.
The seatpost itself is pretty set back - a Miche Supertype, I measured it and it's 2.5cm or so. How much of that is just over-correcting for such a steep seat tube angle? Wouldn't I have less weight on my hands - and have a much less punishing ride - if I were on a 72.5 degree seat tube instead of a 75 degree one? Is track geometry so much further forward than road that I'm really fighting against the intended purpose of the frame?
My other ride is a MTB, so the ride position is so different I can't really make any correlation, except that I can do 20+ mile 3hr+ rides and my wrists hurt less than 10 miles around the city on the fix. So, I'm hoping someone with lots of road and track bike miles to weigh in.
PS, other details: I'm a big guy (6'-3" 250), and I'm considering a Milwaukee Orange One or an Il Pompino.