+1 to what's written above.
I've had lots of fit issues over the years. I'm better at sprint events and I got lured into the "Lower is better" mentality. So, whenever my flexibility would let me, I kept creeping the bars lower and lower. I didn't realize that I was "turning off" my power the lower I got. As a happy coincidence, the guy at my local shop who did my bike fit was an Olympian in Track Cycling...sprinting no less. So, he helped me get things dialed it. My bars came up like 3-4"...and so did my efficiency, power, and top speed.
Apparently, the word on the street is that trackies are really, really meticulous about bike fit and components. I can say that's true in my case. I'm sort of The Princess and The Pea when it comes to my bike. Which may explain why I spent a few hundred dollars chasing down the perfect handlebar. I think I tried like 7 or 8 till I settled on one.
You mention that your bike is "not comfortable but feels efficient". What's not comfortable about it?
Originally Posted by gtrob
Roadies can run tempo all year as that's what humans were designed for. If you want to be a cheetah, lay around and lick your paws more.