Ok so, I guess I will ask one more question.
As some of you may know from reading this, I've had two bike fits. The results are attached. (of which I trust more the second one).. (FYI, The second fit was achieved with an handlebar with 80mm reach and ideally 40cm wide, but I was ok with 38s as well. I have no idea what handlebar was used in the first fit, but I'd guess it had similar reach)
Given these fit resultsWould you guys think that I could fit well on a Venge 56 with a 100mm stem and 38cm wide handlebars?
I’d need from 1.5 to 2.5cm spacers, depending on what fitter I want to trust (I'm inclined to trust the second, but anyway, my back would probably get used to either). So not a tower of spacers but surely some will be required.
Ideal reach is 381 W/ 110mm stem and 80mm handlebar reach
The Venge will be 398 W/ 100 stem and 75mm handlebar reach, minus some 2-4mm given from the spacers.
Basically I have 17mm excess frame reach which is then compensated with 10mm shorter stem, 5mm shorter handlebar reach, and 2/4mm which I recoup by having the spacers.
So yeah in theory it sounds feasible, but I wonder whether the short stem will make it too twitchy. Would it be a functional faux pas? Would I have a bike that's difficult to handle? Am I missing something?
I’m just torn between this and a more sensible R5, which would fit me a bit better. I just don’t love that bike, that’s all, and if I can sit on a Venge with no negative consequences (ie bad fit), then I’d really prefer that. I know it sounds childish and all, but I don't get any "wow" feeling when I look at other bikes..