Hi everyone. I checked around about where to post this, and also if this thread had been explored in the past. If you have suggestions on a thread to read, please pass it along.
So, I recently bought another bike in addition to my beautiful cruiser. I wanted something sporty that could stand weekend touring and camping here in BC, as well as commuting. I picked up a second hand mountain bike, an 18" Norco Katmandu. I outfitted it with fenders, rack and bike computer and just really like it.
THe problem is that it is a bit uncomfortable. My hands and wrists are sore. I intend to install bar ends to help vary the position, but will that help? WHat if I raised the handlebars?
I guess I am just confused about how to adjust seat height, handlebars, saddle position, etc to achieve maximum comfort. Should I change the handlebars? If I went into a LBS and said "fit me" would they be able to help? Without trying to sell me lots of stuff or a new bike? Money is tight, which is why I went with a secondhand MTB in the first place.
Thank you kind friends!