hand/palm pressure question from a new cyclist
I recently purchased a Specialized Sirrus and have a few issues regarding the fit/comfort of the bike. To alleviate some initial knee pain, I raised the saddle--which I believe/hope has helped. A side effect appears to be that of more of my weight being supported by my arms/hands. In particular, I have noted increased pressure where my palms grip the handlebars. I would like to know:
-how much, if any, of my weight is supposed to supported by my hands?
-what adjustments I would need to make to reduce hand pressure? Is it a matter of switching out the stem? Can improvements be made by adjusting the horizontal positioning of the saddle, setting it either closer to or further away from the handlebars?