Proper Bike Fit
- From: Xplorer <Xplorer@xxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 22:36:22 -0400
I started commuting, 7 miles each way, on a 17" trek 930 MTB in September
of '05 and started having lots of hand pain. I went to a local shop and
they said the bike was too small. I bought a 19" Gary Fisher Marlin MTB. I
spent a lot of time adjusting the seat to get proper fit. During this time
I started having shoulder pain. Turns out I had to have Slap repair
surgery. I just started commuting again after four months. Recently I have
been trying to adjust the bike to make it easy on my shoulders (still in
therapy for the surgery). I pulled the handle bars in a bit and that
helped a little. Then I increased the height of the handle bars by about 3
inches. Now the shoulder pain isn't bad but now I'm starting to have wrist
pain. This is all road riding on a mountain bike. Is this the wrong tool
for the job? I would appreciate any thoughts you may have on this.
BTW, I have been mountain biking off an on about 10 years and never had
these problems until I started commuting.
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