I did a few century rides last year on my cervelo RS which is a very comfy endurance bike. This year i got my dogma and at 50 miles or so into the ride it was okay but not great. I was tempted to pull my RS off the trainer and take it for a long ride but never did because of how much i love the handling and power transfer of the dogma. I was starting to think the bike was too racy for centuries.
I went back for my official fit and asked for a more padded saddle and higher stem etc. My fitter listened to what I said then put my on the bike for measurements and video. One thing I asked about was a new saddle because I couldn't get comfy the toupe plus saddle.
I cant believe it but I ended up with a slightly shorter stem angled down instead of up with one less spacer. It is a MUCH more aggressive look but feels better and much more efficient.
My fitter mumbled something about someone having a slightly bowed right tibia and I assume he wasn't talking about me but we did some pedal spacers,shims and support inserts for my s-works shoes. before and after video of my legs while pedaling was dramatically different. we also did new cleats to make it easier to unclip. they are now quite a bit easier to unclip and I had my first fall a couple weeks later!
lastly, I asked about a new saddle. I have the same toupe plus on three bikes but on this bike I really felt like I needed to push myself back to be on top of it. the romin evo looks tiny but it feels great.
I cant describe how much difference I feel now. The handling and power transfer are still great but I now feel like i'm in a better position to make power. I have done 4 50 mile rides and one 70 mile ride and it feels incredible. might be in my head but I also feel better in the wind than I did before. I am going to ride the tour de cure century in chesapeake Md this saturday and I cant wait!
For anyone in the DC area I would highly recommend Clovis at Freshbikes
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