I post this here because I don't know if this is due to my weight (270) or not yet having been properly fitted for my new Roubaix Expert.
After about 10-15 miles I start to feel numbness and tingling in my left forearm/wrist/hand. It's a minor annoyance, but I do need to shake it out and get the blood circulating every few miles after mile 15 or so.
It was raining when I bought my Roubaix a few weeks ago, so I just took the bike home and haven't been properly fitted yet. My LBS does great fitting, and I get a free 30-minute session with my new bike, but I haven't scheduled it yet.
I did have the stem flipped yesterday for more rise on the bars. It's more comfortable, but unfortunately today's ride revealed that the numbness was still there. It's only in my left arm, nothing in my right. No pain or numbness anywhere else on my body. It disappears immediately when I get off the bike. I do not get this doing anything except bicycling (not even on my motorcycle), and have no health problems that I am aware of. I'm 30 years old.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what is causing this? I'm calling my LBS this week to schedule a time to get properly fitted for the bike and make any adjustments they see fit.
Oh, and I should add that I do wear Specialized gloves with gel inserts.