Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes: 80's Marin, 90's Dawes, ALAN & various unicycles.
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Trekking bar + Short stem = problem?
I'm trying to stop hand numbness on a MTB I'm hoping to do some touring on, I've tried a few different things including riser bars set as high as I can get them (a tad higher than my saddle), a short stem & Ergon grips (soo comfy but not a cure for me).
I've come to the conclusion that the bike is too long for me, always has been (Its a Dawes lugged 531 frame I bought new to swap all my Marin Pine Mountain parts onto when I was hit by a Land Rover 16 years ago!).
I really do like this bike & thought one last try would to use a trekking bar, this will in effect bring the main (controls) position even closer to the saddle, the thing is my stem is 3" (7.5cm) long so I imagine the area of the bars where the contols mount might end up behind the steering pivot?
Would this set up be unstable?
Dangerously so or just a bit twitchy?
This bike rides easy hands free, if that makes a difference.
If anyone can mesure the distance between where their Trekking bars mount & how far they come back, that'd be helpful.
Sorry for rambling