It seems the search option is 'temporarily disabled' or I'd search for info on this before posting.
Anyway, I have a problem with numb hands and hand/wrist pain while riding my road bike. Riding on the drops is not even an option, it's too painful. I usually ride on the brake hoods, but even then it only takes about 15 minutes
to start having symptoms. I move my hands around probably every 30 seconds to 1 minute, and sometimes have
to let one hang by my side to get the blood back in my fingers and regain feeling. I'm afraid of doing some serious
damage as I work up to longer rides (I rarely ride more than an 1.5 hours right now), and suffering long term effects
if I don't get this fixed. FWIW, my seating and pedaling position is very comfortable and I have no problems with my legs/butt. I think the adjustment probably needs to occur with the handlebars and stem, I don't want to change my leg position too much.
Obviously I must be supporting too much of my weight on the handlebars, but I'm not sure of the best way to correct that. My first thought is that maybe I need a longer stem, and possibly wider handlebars so that my wrists are a little straighter.
Any advice is appreciated,