Where's your bar height in relation to seat height ??
I've been having trouble with hand numbness on my mtb for quite some time, specifically my thumb and first two fingers.....I'm currently riding a Cannondale Caffeine F3 (large). I ride primarily on the road but also do some fire roads and pull my daughter from time to time in her Burly Solo. One of the few changes I made since purchasing the bike last year was to swap out the riser bars for a set of the old Scott AT-2 bars. My hands are now currently about 2 inches below my seat height. This mimics my bar/seat height setup on my road bike when I'm riding on the hoods.....I experience no discomfort with this setup on my road bike. On my mtb I mostly rest my hands on the bends or the bar end sections. I'm waiting for Ergon to release their GC3 barends which I'm hoping will give me some additional hand positions but in the meantime I'm wondering if I should try swapping my stem out for something to bring my handlebars even with my seat....I notice, for instance, on the Cannondale site all their mountain bikes are pictured with the bars and seat at the same height....
I dunno....I'm getting new shoes as well, perhaps my fit person can give me some advice on fit.....
Here are the GC-3's:
Here's what I'm running for bars currently: