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Road bike frame for bad neck

Old 12-01-17, 08:57 AM
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Road bike frame for bad neck

Don't know where else to post this. Had an auto accident that messed up my neck. Need to move all the Ultegra components from my aggressive road bike onto another frame with a more relaxed position. Does anyone else here have a solution that does NOT involve a straight handlebar or mountain bike frame?
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It's not so much about the frame as the position and your specific condition.

As you point out raising the bars is likely to help, but it's a question of how much is necessary.

Depending on your height and frame size there's a good chance that a sloping top tube frame might bring the starting place for bar height higher. But there's no assurance, so you'll need to measure a bunch or frames to find the highest head height. Then you might get enough from a high angle stem and drop bars. You might also tinker with a shorter reach and the levers moved up, to stretch your spine out a bit less.

All this will probably not help if you need more than small improvements. If so, a straight bar and shorter stem, in the style of trendy fixies might be the answer.
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Bikes with a high stack the Salsa Fargo is a bike which has an incredible stack height and can be adapted for road use.
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