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Back Health - Types of Bikes, Positions

Old 10-13-22, 05:02 AM
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Back Health - Types of Bikes, Positions

Generally speaking, is there:

- a type of bike (road / all-road bike vs. mountain)
- position (more upright vs. stretched out and aero)
- type of riding (smooth roads but you’re mainly seated vs. Trails where you’re moving more on the bike, but there is vibration from the uneven surface)

That is easier on your back in the long term?
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Old 10-13-22, 06:18 AM
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Depends on how much Air is in your Tires.
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No, it varies by individual. Road bikes are a lot easier on my back. But being more upright on a hybrid works great for others.
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Maybe it's time you consider a recumbent.

Long term means what? Long ride or over the years as you get older.

I'm happy with my Tarmac's somewhat aggressive race fit and I don't have any back issues even after very long rides. Usually just worn out legs.

Unless you have some physical issues, I think it's just going to be a matter of what you prefer and the style of riding you do. ( leisure, moderate fitness, adrenaline junkie, etc )

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Or a chiropractor.
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IME a road bike with the usual ~45° torso angle when on the hoods. Back fitness is also important. It's hard to beat long fast walks. Planks, bridges, pushups, all help.
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