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Old 04-08-20, 02:08 PM
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Neck pain hybrid bike

Hy all and thanks for advice...

I have a slightly fit issue here.The NECK PAIN.

Bike is Kona Dew 2009. The size is 62. My height is 194cm and inseam is 92 cm.
https://ibb.co/3v8GBxf

On the picture the stem is 100mm long with 6° rise and with few spacers underneath and handlebar is 700mm wide with 10mm rise and 12° backsweep.

The saddle is in the middle fore-aft position...So I have a neck pain during my drive and dont know the issue so I would like to ask for advice about the fit...I feel kinda stretched...What am I doing wrong here?

I have a spare: 120mm stem (8° and 16°), 130mm (6°), 85mm (6°) and 660mm handlebar with 20 mmrise to change and play with other combinations...


What am I doing wrong
https://ibb.co/3v8GBxf


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I solved my neck pain by taking the visor off my helmet so I didn't have to strain to hold my head up enough to see what was in front of me.

Fit issues like you are talking about usually bother me in the upper back between the shoulders. I've found that once I get rid of my winter beer gut, then going lower on the bars helps me. But that is me..... not you.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
I solved my neck pain by taking the visor off my helmet so I didn't have to strain to hold my head up enough to see what was in front of me.

Fit issues like you are talking about usually bother me in the upper back between the shoulders. I've found that once I get rid of my winter beer gut, then going lower on the bars helps me. But that is me..... not you.
Thanks man,good advice
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With that size frame, going lower really isn't much of an option. Even extending the stem won't give you much..... IMO.

I've been on a road bike for all my life, and large frames for my size too. Things I've done for myself aren't going to translate well to you and your bike at all. So others will have to give you some suggestions on what you should do.
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With that size frame, going lower really isn't much of an option. Even extending the stem won't give you much..... IMO.

I've been on a road bike for all my life, and large frames for my size too. Things I've done for myself aren't going to translate well to you and your bike at all. So others will have to give you some suggestions on what you should do.
thanks for answer...do you think frame is too big or? CHEERS
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Originally Posted by KonaDew View Post
thanks for answer...do you think frame is too big or? CHEERS
No. Too small!

I know you said it was a 62, which I assume is 62 mm from the crank center to an imaginary horizontal line extended from the top of the head tube to the intersection of the seat post. And I imagine that was the largest frame they made then.

It's just that it looks like the fit I'd see mountain bikers back in the 70's and 80's would have. And maybe that's a correct fit. I don't know, I'm not a fitter.

What market is the Kona Dew aimed at? Sort of a gravel bike or cyclocross hybrid with flat bars? What is your riding experience before this bike? If you are just getting back into riding seriously after quite a long time of just maybe leisurely riding, then there will be some aches and pains. I can't feel your pain though, so you have to decide if it's something that will go away as your body gets adjusted or not.

Sometimes pictures just don't show position well, but I'm wondering what the geometry of the Kona Dew is compared to cyclocross bikes or even road bikes.

I'm surprised no one else has piped up yet, but sometimes it takes a while to get attention. There should be some others that will come along soon that actually know and don't guess, like I do.
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No. Too small!

I know you said it was a 62, which I assume is 62 mm from the crank center to an imaginary horizontal line extended from the top of the head tube to the intersection of the seat post. And I imagine that was the largest frame they made then.

It's just that it looks like the fit I'd see mountain bikers back in the 70's and 80's would have. And maybe that's a correct fit. I don't know, I'm not a fitter.

What market is the Kona Dew aimed at? Sort of a gravel bike or cyclocross hybrid with flat bars? What is your riding experience before this bike? If you are just getting back into riding seriously after quite a long time of just maybe leisurely riding, then there will be some aches and pains. I can't feel your pain though, so you have to decide if it's something that will go away as your body gets adjusted or not.

Sometimes pictures just don't show position well, but I'm wondering what the geometry of the Kona Dew is compared to cyclocross bikes or even road bikes.

I'm surprised no one else has piped up yet, but sometimes it takes a while to get attention. There should be some others that will come along soon that actually know and don't guess, like I do.

Kona Dew's are city commuters/fitness bikes that roll for quite some time now. They have pleasent non agressive geometry and roll fast. Ideal city bike (or flat bar hybrid), easy to maintain, easy to ride.KONA 2009 - Dew

62 is the biggest size measuring 605mm top tube length. This is my long time bike, never ridden anything else but with age I'm starting to feel neck tension, pain after riding and playing with different stem/handlebar combinations to solve the problem. The seat height and fore/aft is set as it should be but the front par of the bike is my problem...I use bike only for commuting, A-B, fitness rides, avoiding using the car, and so on...nothing professional but just living with the bike in my town.
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