Hi I been having neck pain at the base of my neck. I ride a road bike and I have my stem flipped and feel I am pretty up right If I go ok a long ride like 40 plus miles it will start bothering me. It's not horrible or anything but is for sure uncomfortable. Any fixes for this?
It used to be that you could get stems in longer & shorter lengths as close together as 5mm; lately, I've only been seeing 10mm differences in stem length. Either just a TOUCH moe upright or a SLIGHTLY shorter stem will help the neck issue. I had a similar issue a couple years ago, and the bike I was riding at the time had a frame failure, which was ultimately a good thing. The bike I ended up with had a 5mm shorter top tube, and a 10mm shorter stem. 15mm total difference may SEEM small, but 2mm can change the whole character of the bike!
I'd try a 10mm shorter stem, and set about 3mm lower.
Well I tried to tilt the bars a little higher half way though a 33 mile ride today and I can't say it helped. Also I don't think I liked the change either. I been trying to relax my shoulders when riding and roll my neck when I can and stretch but this does not seem to help. I don't think I have to much weight on my hands at all either.