I have been visiting lately some shops checking for a new endurance bike and at the same trying some more "racy" models. For example by Canyon or by Rose. I really like the race models, but they put me in a really low position which I don't think I could make it fit for really long rides without neck pains, so my only choice is going for the endurance model which has a more upright position.
But why are those models not just a more upright geometry? Instead I feel that all those models are "huge" in the sense that they are really wide, the bottom bracket, down tube and head tube are massive, the handlebars seem to also be way wider for the same bike size.
So you have a light bike which weights 8kg but when you look at it looks like it would weight 12kg.
Why are the bikes not made like the race bikes with different angles to sit a little bit more upright?