I did the STP this year and my only real problem were my wrists hurting after 70-80 miles into the ride. I just sucked it up and kept riding but boy did they hurt.
I had my bike fitted before the ride and the handlebars were checked for height and comfort etc. but before the STP I never had a wrist issue. So after the ride and speaking with the bike fitter I may have a handlebar or canopy placement issue.
My current handlebars are some Easton EA30's. The reach is 87mm and the drop is 143mm.
I'm not a small guy either (6'3" 260lbs yes I have a lunch muscle).
So I started doing research on handlebars and besides all the different brands there are so many designs in the market. One thing for sure I have decided against carbon bars due to price, price, and not surviving crashes well.
So my questions are:
Has anyone had similar wrist issue and were they caused by handlebars?
What handlebars do you have and what do you like and hate about them?
When you were looking at handlebars did you pay attention to the reach and drop dimensions?
Canopy placement issues on your bars?
Well there you all go. I know with all your help and guidance the fog will be lifted from this handlebar dilemma.