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Also, and I am aware that this is not a fix-all and that I'm a broken record, have you tried some alternate bar sweep options?
A 12° bar is virtually un-noticeable from a handling perspective but certainly loads your wrists differently than a typical 7-9° backswept bar. A 16° bar will require a bit of adaptation (and maybe an extra 10mm of stem length) but _could_ actually change your riding experience.
I have a lot of experience with SQLab's [**30X**](https://nsmb.com/articles/defying-convention-sqlab-12%C2%BA-and-16%C2%BA-sweep-bars/) options, and the Fasst bar I run is a 12°, but there are an ever-increasing number of options for different ergonomics.
Even if the typical 7-9° bar was decided upon because it works best for the majority of riders (rather than being a holdover from when we all had 600mm wide bars) that doesn't mean it's the best option for all riders - especially those of us trying to manage injuries - old or new - or wear and tear.
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