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    Lower back pain

    What would cause some minor lower back pain after riding? I feel the bike is set up right for me, but i might be overlooking something. I dont feel over stretched or to high up on the seat. Is this just normal and will go away as I ride more? It isnt terrible pain, but it doesnt tickle either. Suggestions?

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    How old are you? I'm 53 and have been living with lower back pain and hips and knees for years but after I ride about 5 miles or so I get limbered up and feel great while I'm riding, now the morning after is a bit difficult but after a few minutes I get limbered up. If it gets to bad go see the sawbones. If you are just starting to ride it could be just a getting in shape thing. Try different adjustments on your seat maybe its too far forward or too far back also the handle bars may be a little out of whack for you, thats the nice thing about the newer bikes everything is adjustable. Maybe you want to consider some lower back exercises to strengthen that area and believe it or not if your abs aren't in good condition that can contribute to lower back trouble. Like I said if it doesn't get better go see the doc. Don't risk permanent damage. Have fun and no pain thats what its all about.

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    Most likely, you have insufficient core strength. Stringbreaker is right that bike adjustment can also cause it, but if you focus on the core, you will be much stronger on the bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericgu
    Most likely, you have insufficient core strength. Stringbreaker is right that bike adjustment can also cause it, but if you focus on the core, you will be much stronger on the bike.
    Can you explain what core strength is? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flair1111
    Can you explain what core strength is? thanks
    Those would be the muscles in your midsection. Abs, upper and lower back, the muscles on the sides of your abs (forgot what they're called), etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mach42
    Those would be the muscles in your midsection. Abs, upper and lower back, the muscles on the sides of your abs (forgot what they're called), etc.
    thanks.

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