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    Tx Daytripper

    Howdy, Folks! Just getting started biking and so far, so good. This seems like a great web site and I am excited to be here. I ride a Trek 7.6 and really like it. I have to admit though, that I am riding a lot farther than I thought I would be. That is because I have hooked up with the friend who loves distance. We are going on 40 to 50 mile rides, which are great, but my hands seem to go numb from the straight bar. Is it possible to put an aerobar on (if the true roadsters wouldnt sneer at me) or some other type of additoin that would make it possible to change hand positions??....i wold appreciate any thoughts or ideas... thanx and its great to be a member......CJ

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    Welcome. Where in TX are you?

    about the handlebars- drop bars can give you several options for hand positions

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    Drop bars are good!

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    I live in Keller, just north of ft worth....we ride the trinity trail in ft worth mostly but occassionaly ride back roads north of keller....thanx for the tip....CJ

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    A cheaper and much easier option is adding bar ends. Go to your LBS for different styles.
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    Thanx you guys for the great ideas....I will look at each one..... have a great day and its nice to hear from you guys...

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    My most comfortable position is on the brake hoods of my road bike.... so I bought bull-horns for my other bike. It was then that I realized when I go on long rides, I like the roadie bars because of this....

    Hand's on the flat end of the drops
    Hand's in the curve of drops
    Hands on the brake hoods
    Hands on the "shoulders"
    hands on the flat part
    (not at the same time )

    Many positions for my hands, and I can twist my arms all different ways, as well as move my back a little.

    I also have aero bars, but have used them less and less as I ride with more people. Not so comfortable for long distances either... atleast for my back.

    I've never been into mountain biking, so I know nothing about bar ends... maybe those will give you some diff. positions also.


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