I have found Bike Forums helpful in finding out information for my wife, new to biking. I am a committed Roadie and like riding in the drops. Find it very comfortable. My wife's new bike. She choose upright handlebars. I ride her new bike on ocassion. She has some complaints about her wrists aching and even some swelling about her wrists.
On the ocasssions, I have rode her new bike a far distance, I find I come back with more wrist pain than I experience when riding in the drops. We both use gloves at all times. I had thought an upright postion is easier on the back and less pain about the hands. Riding positon seems that the hands are pretty even to the ends of the handlebars.
My question. Do many of us find riding upright handlebars more comfortable than riding in drops. And is there anything unique about riding in a more upright position. Any suggestions about proper riding postions on this type of handlebar. Thanks.