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5/31/09 11:34 P

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Very good point, GUIN.

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5/31/09 4:32 P

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You may have the same problem as I do during strength training. My trainer is constantly reminding me not to bend my wrists but keep them straight when lifting weights. It puts more strain on the wrists when you bend them, longer rides with a bent wrist could lead to soreness or pain.

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5/27/09 5:07 P

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well it may be that its early in the season, if you didn't ride much over winter you may have sore wrists among other sore parts.
i rode some over the winter,but my first few outdoor longer rides on my road bike caused some discomfort and numbness.
if changing hand postions doesn't work and the bike is set up for you alright then it must be time for a new bike (good excuse LOL).
it may just be early in the season, try what people have recommended and if not then maybe its time for a bike.




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5/27/09 4:53 P

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Only if I go long distances.

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5/27/09 4:42 P

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have you had problems with sore wrists from riding this bike before? (since you've had it for a while)



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5/27/09 11:29 A

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Yes, I ride on the road. I have had this mountain bike for 14 years. Maybe it is time to look into a new bike.

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5/27/09 10:12 A

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Fit is the first thing to consider, then look at switching hand positions as you ride.

You may find you need a different type of handlebars, or, if you ride on the road and not trails, maybe you would be better off on something other than a mountain bike.

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5/25/09 5:30 P

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does your bike have suspension? are you riding on the road?



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5/25/09 3:26 P

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I also have carpal tunnel, and I've found that riding my mountain bike (straight bar) causes more pain than my road bike. I bought some fingerless glove with gel on the palms and in between the thumb and index finger that have helped quite a bit.

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5/24/09 7:35 P

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I have carpal tunnel, so my hands always go numb. I constantly have to shake them out while riding - either mountain biking or road riding.

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I have a mountain bike and I suspect I am leaning forward too far. I have never been fitted for it, so I will take it to my bike shop and give that a try. My handle bars are straight.

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5/24/09 6:33 P

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be sure the bike is fit to right- you may be putting too much weight through your hands, you may have shoulder pain/neck pain.

also,besides being sure your bike is fit right, be sure and change your hand position frequently (i am assuming you are road riding) this may help.



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do you have straight bar handle, or drop road bike ones, are you fitted properly?
Where I bought my bike they measured distance of bar & shoulder

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Do any of you get sore wrists when you bike? I notice it when I bike for longer distances? Any suggestions? Thanks.

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