Get a properly fitting bicycle, recumbent or not and you'll have no pain. My first bike is a touch big for me and it took a while to get comfortable. I had to make many, many changes and adjustments to make it fit, but I finally did. My new mountain bike fits me perfectly and all I needed to do was swap the stem, handlebars and of course put a Brooks on there.Originally Posted by Doug5150
I have arthritis in my knees and hands...I also have previous work injuries to my wrists that makes them prone to some numbness. Yet on a 20 mile mountain bike ride on wednesday I experienced NO PAIN in any part of my body. Why? Because my bike fits me like a glove.
No butt pain here (thank you Brooks), no neck pain ever. I do get occassional numbness in my hands, but the problems with that would not be fixed by riding a bent.My butt and neck never ache from riding anymore, and my hands never go numb.
+1. My Brooks B-17 and Champion flyer are more comfortable to sit on than most of the chairs in the house.Originally Posted by chephy
I have the same problem when I sit on hard flat surfaces. The couch isn't a problem, then again I'm not on there often enough lol.Seriously, I've had this trouble for the last few months: sitting on flattish surfaces, soft or hard, seems to do something bad to the bum, makes it go numb. In fact right now I'm standing on my knees in front of the monitor to give the bum a rest. I NEVER feel this way after riding a bike. A recumbent might not just work out for me...
+1It's kind of silly and presumptous to suggest that whatever works for you will work for everybody and whatever doesn't work for you can't work for nobody.