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What bike style is easiest on wrists? (recovering roady here)

Old 09-20-22, 09:01 AM
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I've been riding off road for forty years with MTB bars and my wrists/hands are fine, but I'm sure that some of the other "pull back" choices are as good or better. However, one thing that hasn't been mentioned from my scanning of the thread is suspension grips (revgrips). They improved the comfort level of a friend's wrists immeasurably.

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Originally Posted by Ironfish653 View Post
A lot of the flared, swept drop bars like the Beacon (and also the Salsa Woodchopper / Cowchipper) and other "Gravel / Adventure style bars position the hoods so they're actually pointed towards each other, when viewed from above, as opposed to the 'straight ahead' alignment you usually get on a traditional drop bar.

I find this is much more comfortable for me, especially with the extra width these bars usually offer as well. I run the Salsa Cowchipper as my default road bar, in the 45-49cm size.

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An up right bike like a fitness or hybrid bike with something like touring bars. I think salsa and jone bars are typically used.
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