I ride different BIKES depending on where I’m going and what I’m hauling, and my different bikes mandate different positions.
Exactly. I couldn’t take a family of four on a two-week road trip in my Enzo, but I could definitely do that in my Canyonero; different vehicles for different purposes and each requires different posture.
I think that after the 200k a few weeks ago, my neck and shoulders were the most sore. I made a conscious effort to move my arms behind my back every 20-30 miles and change hand positions often, but I have a feeling that it is gonna be really painful after CtC, just because it is something I am not used to.
I got my bike fitted by Matt at UPMC. I got the fancy fit, and It was $175 I think. The saddle height adjustment was probably the most beneficial. It seemed to help with everything else.
I can’t imagine slamming the stem down. It looks so uncomfortable. If anything, I have had to stack spacers.
I rode the crush the commonwealth last year (two 17 hour/200 mi days, back to back) with the following set up.
Nitto Technomic stem that puts the handlebars 1-3cm ABOVE the saddle nose.
yes, this does increase the sit bone pressure (but relieves the neck pressure), however when combined with a Brooks-type saddle (they have generous sit bone accommodation).
i rode nearly the entire CTC in the “drops” position of the handlebars. I have a long, stem (120mm) due to the drop bars, but this set up (high stem/brooks) works well with mustache bars (but you need to use a very small length reach stem, 80-90mm).