randymclane wrote:I am a reborn bike rider and have recently started to ride singletracks
schwim wrote:Your body is trying to tell you something. Suggesting you ignore it is setting you up for uncomfortable rides for as long as you take that advice.
First suggestion would be to straighten your wrists. There should be practically no bend in it and the line from your forearm to across the top of your fist should be a straight line.
Another suggestion would be to take the weight off of the palms of your hands. When riding, you should be in a neutral position, with your weight almost completely on your legs when standing and your butt when sitting. You shouldn't be holding yourself up with your hands. If you are, then look into changing the shape of your cockpit. Seat position, height handlebar position and height will all factor into whether you are sitting properly on the bike. Taking some time to figure it out and make adjustments will really increase your level of enjoyment while riding.
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