best bike for back problems?
I am looking for an entry level road bike with the appropriate components for a comfortable ride. I have a herniated lumbar disk. I'm looking at the Fuji Newest 3.0 since I can adjust the angle of the handlebars, but I don't know if the carbon front fork is enough. If I go with the Giant OCR2 (also adjustible handlebars) I get a carbon seat post along with better components (at almost twice the cost) or into the $1000+ range for carbon seat stays. Cost is definitely a factor for me. But I don't want a bike I can't ride either. Is it really worth upgrading to the seat post or seat stays to address my back problem? (Extensive vibration can cause swelling.) No racing, just some commuting and recreational rides. Possibly the occasional week tour. Thanks!