my Road bike has many years and thousands of miles of evolution on how its shaped.
if it was to be assessed by a bike fitter it would be "wrong"
its got 40cm bars , its got a 130mm stem and a 58cm top tube and a few spacers under the stem (breaking all the rules)
Its too long according to bike fit calcs BUT it fits me perfect , i jump on it , im comfy and can nick on and do a couple hundred K with no pain at a fair clip
Recently I got my tape out ,i set up my cotic road rat with the same measurements exactly length and height - even put the same bars on it - it was fair comfy before but i thought having it the same as my roadie which is VERY comfy would improve it.
Is it comfy .... is it fack , feels really aukward like its too stretched and the bars are too narrow and twitchy, my weights too far forward.
hows that work then? just the wrong angles i guess. nothings easy is it ? (mean while ive put a shorter stem back on and some 42cm bars i had lying about on and have got it comfy)