After a 20 mile ride the palms of my hands hurt where there is pressure on them from the handlebars. I'm 300+ pounds and 6'0" -- short legs (29" inseam) and a torso to make up the height difference. (yes, my weight is the problem; but I needs a fix for the mean time) I currently ride a hybridized mountain bike (Klein pulse comp with riser handlebars, high pressure hybrid tires with slick center road contact patch, cruddy and old front suspension, sprung brooks saddle [B-67]).
The frame is 17.5". The handlebars are risers mounted to a "Delta Threadless Stem Riser" from REI. to place them yet higher (not adjusted all the way up, really at the base of this stem riser). The stem is 70mm (IIRC) high angle thing (brings the bars up an inch and back an inch from stock). I'll post a pic later if the GF doesn't give me any more chores.
It hurts! Suggestions on what to do? Move the handlebars up on the stem riser? Different handlebars? (I've tried drop bars, and though no one was going to suggest that as the solution, they're right not to, it didn't help much at all [more hand positions was nice, but there was more pressure at each of the new positions] and it's an uncomfortable riding position for me). Would grips like these help?
Also, I'm considering getting a Jamis coda (there's another thread on this in the clydesdale forum), and it would be VERY nice if any new handlebars I get would also fit that bike (comes with flat bars so I believe the comfort level and problems with my hands will be similar).