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Old 04-29-14, 06:42 PM   #1
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ergonomic handlebars for touring bike

My current handlebar setup (regular drop bars) aggravates my tendonitis in my wrists and hands, and I think it may be related to the brake angle (kind of a far reach and the brakes are not so sensitive -- may need to resolve that too). I'm wondering if anyone has recommendations for ergonomic handlebars. Ergonomic drop bars seem like a possibility, and a friend recommended the Cannondale Coda XYZ bars (but these are apparently hard to come by). I'm also considering aero bars or spinaci bars to give myself more options. I know the latter option is a problem for touring b/c it precludes the use of a handlebar bag, but my hand/wrist comfort and longevity are top priorities. I appreciate any advice. Thanks!
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I just added a set of trekking bars and like them very much. Got the from bike nasbar I think for $20.00 great value. They're also called butterfly bars.

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You could give wood chipper bars a try.
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This is interesting because I have both woodchipper bars and trekking bars out in the garage. Both were efforts to solve similar tendonitis problems, but neither worked better or provided a better variety of hand positions for me than my dropbars do. I found that a side grip on the brakes helped when I've had that kind of problem.
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