who here tours with CTS and what handlebar setup works best for you?
ive searched the forums on this subject and harvested a lot of great information. however i still didnt get
quite what i was looking for so i thought id start a thread on handlebars specifically.
the reason im asking is because im putting together a touring bike for a good friend of mine who has severe CTS in both hands and is new to long distance cycling. were planning a three month cross country ride next summer and id like to put him in the best setup now so we have a year to trouble shoot.
currently im leaning towards the trekking bars or the nitto albatross bars to keep him more upright but still have lots of hand positions for climbing and general stretching out. possably some very shallow ergo drop bars?
i built his commuter/grocery getter for him a while back and i just set it up with some old cruiser bars raised up high. this seems to be comfortable for him in town but hes goiong to need to have a setup with a lot more options for touring. i really dont want him to develope back problems to top it all off. what im looking for is a setup that will provide the most ideal and comfortable hand positions for someone with CTS without completely sacrificing positions for good body leverage and preformance.
in previous threads some suggested staying away from flat bars because the wrist deviates from its most natural position. this would put trekking bars out of the mix,, but so far thats the only thing keeping me from being completely sold on them.
feel free to share any other tips like tire PSI for road shock or saddle adjustment.