I have a Fuji Absolute 1. I've put about 4,000 miles on it in 1 1/2 years commuting.
My hands have always "fallen asleep" after 15 miles or so but it's getting worse lately.
I recently got a drop bar Fuji Roubaix 1.0 and it is much more comfortable. I can ride 50-100 miles without any hand or back problems in an obviously more aggressive position.
The Roubaix bars are MUCH narrower. I think that may be the problem with the Absolute; bars too wide.
Can I get narrower bars? Can I convert to drop bars on the Absolute without spending a ton? Or am I missing something that will "cure" my hand problem?