So I recently bought Nitto B125AA drops. They are beautiful, I taped them up, and they are great to ride with. I fit my bike, everything is great, except I feel like with risers I had before had a lot more stability and control overall AND I feel I could also stop/skid a lot faster (I ride brakeless with velcro straps, don't lecture me).
Would anyone be willing to give me their opinion on this matter? Maybe I need to raise my seat a lot higher (I think I fit nicely currently but I notice the seat beating super high with a lot of drop riders)? Maybe I need to start riding clipless pedals? I know in general track drops have much less room for your hands and only one position (basically two), so I realize it is smaller.
All I know is when I ride my old risers or when I used to ride with my old bullhorns I could stop better, hold myself better, and I just had great control. The only time I have great control now is when I'm actually in the drops which even then, I don't have stopping power like I did with the risers. Do you think I would have better control with road drops maybe?
I'm just looking for opinions on those questions and also on what handlebars have the best control, in your opinion.