11.4 wrote:Weighing in a little late, but it seems that what ails you isn't your bike or tires or tire pressure but fit, position, and fitness. I'd suggest you ease up on your position and do the longer miles. And do a re-fit. You may be fit properly for a short road race but not for a long one. And you may not have the fitness to be comfortable over longer miles. You have to ride the distances and your fitness will come, driving comfort with it.
It's entirely possible that my fitness just isn't there. Will definitely start building up my distance and make required adjustments to the fit as necessary. I'm actually more comfortable in this "aero" position than I am if more upright however that could be because of balance between contact points and saddle angle.
The genesis of my question was to find out if mechanical advantages through active dampening would allow me to maintain a relatively aggressive position but come out the other end fresher. On paper it seems possible but if it's a fitness issue then it won't make much of a positive impact until that's sorted.
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