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Old 09-11-19, 06:19 PM
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Speedldew
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Originally Posted by Clem von Jones View Post
It's counter-intuitive but sometimes you can increase your comfort by lowering/slamming the stem. If you can get the stem low enough and your saddle setback far enough to balance over the bike with very little or no pressure on your hands (supporting all weight with your spine) that will remove tension in your neck, upper back, and shoulders.

There are many compact road bars with 70mm reach (for example Specialized stock bars). Also you could go with narrower bars. I'm a big guy but love narrow bars. Narrower also reduces reach.
Alright, currently I have tilted the handlebar up and put the saddle in the frontmost position. Didn't have the time for a testride with these adjustments, yet, tho - I will check this out tomorrow. But if that fails, I gonna try out your suggestion next.

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