Cycling Saved My Life
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Bikes: '12 CAAD 10 Ultegra, '78 Medici Pro Strada
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Hello WildCarder , good to have you join us here at BF. Maybe a post describing your problems with your hands going numb and the soreness in the Hybrid Bike Forum could get you some help. Unless you have some nerve damage like Carpal tunnel syndrome the bike's fit for your build is the problem. I'm not much on positioning on a hybrid with its flat or upright bars, no experience there. Positioning of the seat height and its fore/aft adjustment as well as stem height can help with numbness in the hands. You might try cycling specific gloves, like the Spenco Ironman I use, they have a palm pad system that really helps many riders.
Your soreness in the other areas is also fit and position related as well as the seat itself. Your bike shop should do more to fit the bike to you. Go into the forums and post your questions there for some in depth help. Best of luck in solving your problems.
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