Just switched from flat to drop bars which are narrower that the original flats.
Also, to compensate the "depth" of the riding position, I took a shorter stem (60mm instead of 105mm).
Because of these changes:
- The riding hands position is different (which was the purpose, but I am not used to it yet): the hands are "vertical" when riding on the "safe" positions (on hoods and on drops) and are when in the "unsafe" position (around stem), they are very close to the stem which is unusual for me as well
- The bars are narrower, so in any position, the hands are close to the center of the bars which feel very different
- The shorter stem also affect the feel of the direction
As a result, in my tests, I did not have any problem per se, but my starts have showed to be a little "wobbly" (not riding completely straight on the 1 meter or 2) and on a general level I don't feel as safe as I used to.
I am sure a big part of that needs just getting used to, but still, any tips?