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Originally Posted by Yen
BSLeVan: You're right, that's totally counter-intuitive....I can't imagine it. It seems that the more upright one sits, the less the hands would need to support the upper body. Although maybe that depends on the angle.
With time I think you'll find yourself using the back/stomach muscles to support yourself and not the hands
I've found tipping the nose of the saddle slightly up relieves most of the pressure off the hands. You don't want to get it tipped too much....that just causes other problems.
A good pair of gloves is a must. I use these
and love them.
Good luck with the test rides. It sounds like a lot of fun.
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