cmcdonnell wrote:Any thoughts?
Go with what works. For years I set up my bikes with minimal saddle to bar drop because 'everyone' said only pros and posers should run big drops (10cm+). I'm very flexible and can almost palm the ground bending over but heeded those warnings anyway, until quite recently. Turns out, I am just as, if not more, comfortable running ~11cm of saddle to bar drop (the most I could manage on my current frame with -6° stem) and slightly less reach than my previous set ups having switched to compact handlebars. I am also faster thanks to being more aero.
I've never had a professional fit but I can't imagine they'd set up an almost 40 year old guy,, who doesn't get out on the bike nearly as much as he used to, with that much drop. But it works for me. And hopefully I manage to get back to my 6000+ mile/year cycling days soon.