New bike owner - thumb pain
Hi, I've been riding my new bike for a month now, about 150km in all. I started getting thumb pain in my right hand, near the base of thumb, and now my left hand as well. In fact the pain persists for days after riding.
I've done some searching on the web, and it is very likely caused by too much weight on my hands. I'm riding a foldable bike with straight handlebars. I barely feel my saddle and have no saddle discomfort, so it is likely that there is too much weight on my hands. The saddle is about level with the handlebars, seems to be the right height for my legs. It is not tilted, completely level. I have also adjusted the saddle forward as close to the handlebars as possible.
Because this is a foldie, the handlebar post is not extendable. I added bar ends a week ago to the grips so that I can switch around during my rides, but it doesn't seem to help.
Is the only solution to sit lower or change the handlebars? Some people have reported less pain with moustache style handlebars. Should I adjust saddle tilt?