I have two problems and I want to see if it is possible to kill them both with one fix. My first problem is my hands get numb when riding and I have to move them around the bar a lot to try and ease the numbness. Second problem is less painful and that is wanting more flex in my arms.
Iím not a racer and I think my bike setup has me leaning to far over and I donít have the core strong to support my upper body, so the extra weigh is put on my hands. I also think the bars are to far out.
My current stem is 100mm with a 7-degree rise. Would changing it out with a stem that is 90mm with a 17-degree rise help both my problems? It would put me in a slightly less bent over stance and give my core a better chance to support my upper body, and the bars would be a little closer and allow me to have some are flex.