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    Hands falling asleep... Should I get different bars?

    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?

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    Do you wear gloves? If not, pick up a pair and try wearing them with your current handlebars and see if you still have the issue
    Want to ride fast? Just ride with a slower group.

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    Have you checked your saddle position? (both pitch & fore/aft) Compare the nose angle to that of the Roubaix; is it more "nose down"? Your hips sliding forward (downhill) will cause all manner of hand/wrist/shoulder/neck discomfort.

    And the distance to the bars... if the Absolute is a longer stretch, then you may be closer to locking your elbows, and causing nerve pinching...

    Never underestimate the importance of fit.

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