Mainer in Exile
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Not where I should be
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Fit Experts, need advice...
So after our first couple of ten mile trips, my fiancee seems to be having a small issue with the fit of her bike. Everything is peachy except for her right elbow starts to hurt, which eventually causes her hand to start to numb up by the end of the ride. I'm wondering if she's maybe putting more pressure on the right arm over the left when she rides (She's on a Trek 7.2 FX). We have some bar ends, but haven't put them on yet.
Would putting on the bar ends help relieve this somewhat since it will give her more hand positions, or should we try to slide her saddle more forward so she's more upright? (She just told me she doesn't like being upright... maybe she's trying to tell me she wants a Madone or something
). I'm also thinking her saddle may be cocked to the left a little, which may cause her to put more pressure on the right side over the left... I don't have the bike right here to check.
Any thoughts on how to remedy?