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Old 05-23-10, 09:36 AM
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stapfam
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Pic attached of a couple of bikes I ride. Saddle height the same-saddle to bar distance the same but as you can see- the Gold bike has the bars lower by 4".

I have a back problem like yours. Or used to till I changed over to a road bike. That stretched out low position takes all the strain off the back. The gold bike is comfy for 60 miles- after that the body gives out a bit but back ache does not come into it.

Many think that an upright stance will help but it does not always. Mind you, with the bars lower- neck ache is understandable.
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