Bike Fit Doubts
I shelled out quite a bit on a Bike Fit session at my LBS recently.
Not that I was buying a new bike but I was hoping to get some analysis and improvement of riding position and stroke etc.
I'm due for a follow up session in a few weeks but I'm a bit doubtful of the approach.
When I got on the bike and went down on the drops, which is my normal riding position, the first thing he did was start raising my seat height and suggesting I should ride on the hoods.
Now I do sometimes ride there to change position or relax but I've always thought that riding down on the drops was more aerodynamic and if you could do it comfortably then you would be faster.
He suggested that having the body more upright means more power in your legs but there must be a trade-off in aero performance.
I've put the seat up as he suggested but I find that I'm still happier in the drops and when I do sit up more then at best there is no effect and at worst my HR increases 4-5 bpm to maintain the same speed.
I just don't see why you would see someone riding comfortably in a low aero position and make the first thing to put them more upright.
Any thoughts ?