i'm a roadie here. recently did tour of the gila UCI and it was my first time riding the team's sponsor TT bike. without a ton of time beforehand to properly dial-in the fit, the thing must have been several inches inches lower in the front than my personal TT bike (a BMC TM02 where I have about 20mm of spacers + 35mm of pedestal on a zipp vuka stealth base bar). however, despite being much higher on my personal TT bike, i know i am way faster since I can turtle my head more and put out more watts. the DS suggested that i should try and focus on improving my body to the team bike's position whereas i've been under the impression that one should fit the bike to the body. basically, he wants me to try and get as low as possible.
is being low the end-all-be-all? i feel like on the team bike my front end is so low that i have to crane my neck up to see at all and my head sticks up like a giraffe thus negating any potential benefit. does anyone have any input on whether "gettin' low" is actually all that good?
i've attached a picture of myself from TOG where quite frankly i had a terrible TT (prolly partly due to my janky fit on a TT bike that i only rode the day before) for y'all to make fun of. normally i'm a pretty decent TT'er but i totally shanked that one lolz.