- The wife – pain in the neck
I’ve been looking for something similar, for much the same reasons (although not for your wife, clearly 😉 ).
We’ve tried an assortment of ‘alt-bars’ with limited success, so next up will be the ‘NC-17 Trekking 4.5 Super Riser Bar‘ I think …
… and small, ergonomic grips to help spread the load out a bit.Posted 4 years agorascalMember
Not her…she gets one when riding her bike 😉Posted 4 years ago
Over the years her bike seems to be getting less and less comfortable. Riding alongside today her it seems her hands need to be 4-5 inches back and 2-3 inches higher than where her bars are now.
It’s an oldish Rockhopper with about a 30mm very high rise stem and some X-Lite risers on – trouble is I don’t think there’s a pair of risers that will do the job…is the only option a pair of shopper-type bars? She doesn’t really do offroad as such – just pootles (Rutland Water today) but it’s putting her off going on the bike as it’s really sore after a while…any suggestions?dobiejessmoMember
She may have a trapped nerve in her neck.Two things which are bad for the neck is alot of cycling and driving.I have one comes and goes have had physio on it .There are couple of simple exercises you can do which helps.Posted 4 years ago
You put hand on your chin and press your head back looks odd but works do 10 of them+hands on your shoulders and roll your arms back 6 of them.matt_outandaboutSubscriber
The difference a proper frame size can make:Posted 4 years ago
IMO, if she really is 4-5″ back for reach, she has waaaay to big a bike. Mrs_oab used to get back pain on her old Clockwork – you can see how far forward the saddle is to reduce TT.
Clockwork by matt_outandabout, on Flickr
She now has Cannondale, similar look to frame size but geometry is higher and shorter – much, much more comfy and you can see it ‘looks’ right when she is on it.
Cannondale F900SL by matt_outandabout, on Flickr
Time to hunt out a new bike…
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