Bike frame size to protect tendonitis wrists
Hello Biking Friends!
This is my first post on Bike Forums.
I just purchased a Biria Citibike 700c, and I chose this style because of the upright riding stance. I have had tendonitis in my wrists that kept me from riding a bike for many years, and it's so much better now, that I thought I could resume riding.
I have found, however, that I have to lean forward to reach the handlebars so I'm still putting weight on my wrists. I was hoping to be able to support all or almost all of my weight on the bike seat and just use the handlebars for steering. My wrists still really hurt during and after riding, and I think it may be because the frame of the bike is too big.
Also the seat is very comfortable, but it feels like it's tilting down a bit, pushing my weight forward to the handlebars. I would love to tilt it back but I don't see any adjustment.
I am 5 feet tall with a 27" inseam, and i think the bike I bought is a 19" frame. This bike also comes in a 17" and 16" frame. Should I return the bike and get a smaller frame? Is there a similar bike that might work better? Is my hope to ride again a pipedream?
Your help is greatly appreciated!