Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Bikes: '15 Kinesis Racelight 4S, '76 Motebecane Gran Jubilée
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Originally Posted by Browntabby
The gloves are pearl izumi gel gloves. My saddle is an inch below handlebars and has no tilt up or down. The brake lever is set at a 45 degree angle. I don't know what "loading up fully flexed wrists" means.
Sorry, I meant extended, as in palms out, which is exactly what your wrists would be doing while reaching up to 45° brake levers. You want a neutral position as described by 2manybikes, where pressure and shocks are not going straight into the joint. Try rotating your levers down to 320° for starters, but you may need to look at bike sizing, stem length, and grip habits as well.