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Old 09-08-12, 10:41 AM
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Numbness in hands/wrists...please help!

Hi all, another newbie type question but after doing long rides I get pain & numbness in my wrists and hand/fingers, and I dont know what to do to adjust for that. I went to my local LBS and let them know what I was experiencing and they gave me a shorter stem and said that I was too stretched out. Thought that it would make a difference. It has improved, but after riding 30+ miles I still get that pain during the ride in my hands, and I have to shake them off to get feeling back in my fingers. Is it because my handlebars are too low and I need some spacers to raise them? Or do you think I need to lower my seat? No one thought my seat was too high as far as leg extension goes, but I am willing to do whatever it takes to make the pain go away. I have friends that don't even tape their bars and they are fine after a long ride. I'm 5'9".

Please help!

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