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New Handlebars

Feb. 4, 2021, 10:03 a.m.
Posts: 712
Joined: Aug. 10, 2010

Thinking about swapping my flat bars on my commuter for some swept back ones like the On-One OGV2 is this going to help with wrist pain? Also getting some wider tyres. Any other tips for minimizing wrist pain? Its not arthritis, seems to be myofascial stuff (potentially stress related) Cheers

Shredding hypothetical gnarr

Aug. 22, 2021, 9:58 p.m.
Posts: 961
Joined: May 11, 2018

That could help. Equally important is your particular bike fit and weight distribution. Height of handlebar in relation to the seat and the top tube length (all in relation to your personal dimensions) will impact how much weight is on your wrists.

Is your bar below the saddle? Are you stretched out, scrunched up or just right on your bike?

Finally, lowering the saddle and tilting it so it is level or sometimes slightly nose up can help shift weight backwards and take strain off your wrists. 

Bigger tires and softer grips can definitely help. Also, just run the psi slightly less (especially of you are running max psi).

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