Join Date: Jul 2007
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Stoker Handlebar options
Purchased a nice used Santana last summer when my wife was about 5 months pregnant. We had been looking for a tandem for quite awhile and even though we knew we would have to wait until this year to ride it, I went ahead and snagged it since it was exactly what we were looking for. It has been painful watching it hang on the wall in the garage all this time - I want to take it out!
My wife and I have gone on a couple of short, easy rides on our singles this spring and she is having wrist/shoulder issues. She has a Bianchi road bike that although it doesn't put her in a "racing aggressive" position, it does put quite a bit of her weight on her wrists even when on the hoods.
So as we look to starting to ride our tandem, I'm wondering what options are out there in the handlebar world that will put her in a more upright position and secondarily give her more hand positions?
I'll preface that question by saying that we currently have cowhorn bars on it and we haven't tried them out yet and they may be just fine. But what should I consider replacing them with if she needs something different?
I have some initial thoughts, but want to hear what you all suggest...thanks in advance!