Old 09-26-16, 09:40 AM
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LHawes
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Went on a 28 mile ride yesterday to try the new stem and also tilted the seat up to see what that would do and have some mixed results. The tilted seat (it was almost perfectly level before changing the angle) was very hard on the jewels but my hands seemed better. At the half way point I re-leveled the seat which was much more comfortable but I think it was worse for my hands but it was hard to tell definitively because I had been riding a long time by then.

I also discovered I really do not like the Brooks - at all. I have a new mountain bike with a 'skinny' that I find, surprisingly to me, much more comfortable.

So no real data I can point to. I think I like the longer stem but did it help my hands? Not sure. Was the unrideable back tilt of the seat that helped? Not sure.

I'm now shopping for a new seat, that much I know, and will probably keep the longer stem and just see of my hands adapt.
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