Hi all - I just purchased a Kona Dew, and I have some questions on whether I should make any adjustments in terms of fit.
I'm about 5'10", and the bike is 56cm in size. I was able to stand over it and pull the bike up almost two inches before it started hitting anything 'core', if that makes sense.
When I test rode it, it felt pretty comfortable. Now, though, I get some pain in my shoulders and back. Nothing crippling, but I notice it, especially after longer rides (> 15 miles).
Part of it is that I'm sure that my posture sucks. Also, I work with computers all day, and that doesn't help the tightness of my back, neck and shoulders. And I've had back problems for several years.
The bike shop said that they could swap out the stem for one that's shorter. Does anyone think that this would work? Any other things that I could try?
I know that, for best results, I should have a professional fitting done. I'm a little short on cash at the moment, so that's really my last resort - especially if they tell me that the bike's too big.