- Back/shoulder/neck pain when I ride my roadie
Don’t hunch or tense your shoulders either, drop your shoulders and let them and your arms relax. Are you new to road riding? I got back into road about 2 years ago (after 20years just on MTBs) and as Ive got used to it my bars have got lower, but if youre used to the typical MTB set up then road bike position is quite extreme and will take some getting used to. Stretching, flexibility and core strength make a real difference, your bars could be too low for you at the moment.Posted 4 years agojoeeggMember
I had the same problem after lots of years on a mtb.Posted 4 years ago
Changed the drop bars to wider ones and put a shorter stem on.
Felt to be in a far more relaxed position on the hoods but i still get shoulder ache if i try and push on too hard for too long.Probably due to tensing my body too much.You do need to get used to the road position after years on a mtb.
Without going for a comprehensive bike fit then its about experimenting.garage-dwellerSubscriber
Saddle back and down a touch.
Maybe bars up a bit too. I am chunky and returned to road riding this year and that helped me. saddle back and down allowed me to access the drops and bottoms in comfort too and put the tops in the right place too as I had been on the hoods and nothing else.Posted 4 years ago
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