I'd like naca tube profiles on the frame and a frame integrated bar. (I kind of see the bars heading this way already. Now that there is electronic shifting we can just redesign the cockpit. Lets just jump ahead I say. I'm not much for drops.). I don't mind if the fit is extreme. I'd see it as a plus if the fit was comfortable but mostly aero. I have a WW bike now and I care about weight. The super slice looked like a candidate for a light aero disc brake bike that would be more than competitive in it's aeroness.
This has led me to TT/triathlon bikes. I'm not in love of discomfort, I just found I seem to be comfortable with quite low handlebars compared to my friends.
I'm also trying to get some good times on the local strava segments. I do this for fun while I'm riding. I don't race, but I like this innocent kind of competition. I also like feeling fit which comes as a result of these little games.
I already found that when I try to get a good time I often slide forward on the seat. It kind of tells me maybe the common road fit is not optimized for my needs.
Which bike best allows me to do that? Every second counts...
Ps. I don't feel comfortable getting an expensive wheelset and start eating away at the rims. I'm happy this guy is happy about his braking but I don't like it. Right now I'm using chinese 404 copies (2017). They have a variant of the NSW brake tracks with ridges and the brake tracks have been solid so far, except braking is not "bitey" enough for my taste. (with ss prince pads). Also I don't like heating my tire and inner tube to 200 degrees either which I could be doing with the campagnolos.
I have a WW climbing bike that I'm happy with. 5.9kg with 58mm deep clincher rims, not expensive. Probably paid under 1500usd for the whole bike. I'm probably going to keep it. Because my routes are so mixed I'd like both my bikes to be potent climbers so I don't want the bulky fairings. I do think it is possible to design a bike with naca profile tubes that is light and has an aero cockpit similar to a tt bike. Mechanical disc with sphyre sl and 50gr ultra light rotors maybe extralite hubs isn't going to be a huge weight penalty. I'm not rich but I could hunt these parts down over time.
/a Now you know where I come from..
(Spare me the comments about "oh you have money for electronic but not for rims". I don't like braking on the rim. There are plenty of steep slopes out there, one day I will have a problem on one of them.)