Old, SLOW bike rider! ;)
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Bikes: 1993 Mongoose Switchback MTB
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Originally Posted by dogwatch
I was diagnosed with a herniated disk and other issues in my neck. I currently ride a 2005 carbon synapse. I am considering a Cannondale quick carbon as a way to get more upright. I don't ride with a group anymore, so performance isn't that big of an issue. I just need to get back on a bike... any bike.
Do you think there would be enough difference in geometry to make a difference (quick vs synapse) to help the neck issues?
Thanks for any insight.
I'd recommend trying a "different angled" stem on your current bike first! My bike came stock with a 120mm 10 degree stem, HATED it!!!
I have two forms of arthritis that effect all the major ligs and tendons in the joints, including my neck. I had the LBS put on a 110mm 35 degree stem
and that solved the pain problem in my neck for riding. You can get a non-adjustable stem up to 50 degree angle, yes, the LBS will look at you like your from outerspace at first, just cause the "racer boys" gota have 10 degree of less to get LOW but that's NOT what YOU need! JMHO, YMMV.
Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
1993 Mongoose Switchback Ridged MTB, converted to a "Rail Trail Bike"! :)
Last edited by bjjoondo; 02-02-13 at 09:29 AM.