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Old 08-05-12, 02:01 PM
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Pain in the wrist.

Hi there I've only been riding for 1 week and already my right wrist is in pain. Little to no numbness. The position of my hands on the bars feels natural. I only ride on the road about 3 miles per day ( I'm starting slow). Is there something I should be doing to prevent this pain?
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Old 08-05-12, 02:21 PM
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go to a place that can see your position on the bike to assess your fit.

might be improvements to be made. like your local bike shop..

not a sit at the computer type and guess , thing..

might be carpel tunnel stuff from too much keyboard use , already..

then wear the wrist braces.

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Old 08-05-12, 02:41 PM
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Never had carpel tunnel ( knock on wood ) but I do make a living banging away on a keyboard all day long. I use ergonomic keyboard and mouse.

Btw, what kind of wrist brace should I be looking at? I just did a quick google search and the options are endless.

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Originally Posted by tmmgeekette View Post
Hi there I've only been riding for 1 week and already my right wrist is in pain. Little to no numbness. The position of my hands on the bars feels natural. I only ride on the road about 3 miles per day ( I'm starting slow). Is there something I should be doing to prevent this pain?
Yep, read about the problems here..........
http://www.hughston.com/hha/a_15_3_2.htm
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Thanks for the link very informative.

Have been looking at wrist brace but now I'm pretty sure my problem is pressure on my nerves. Will look into gloves.
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Old 08-06-12, 11:30 AM
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So what is the more popular fingerless padded biking gloves among you guys? I have narrowed down my choices to two by pearl izumi but the review on those always seem to indicate that the gel is almost nonexistent and that they are OK but only for a short time then they need to be replaced. I really don't want to have to buy 30-40 gloves every couple months. I need real good padding for my right hand. gel. I need it to absorb shock from the handlebars.
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So what is the more popular fingerless padded biking gloves among you guys? I have narrowed down my choices to two by pearl izumi but the review on those always seem to indicate that the gel is almost nonexistent and that they are OK but only for a short time then they need to be replaced. I really don't want to have to buy 30-40 gloves every couple months. I need real good padding for my right hand. gel. I need it to absorb shock from the handlebars.
You will find a much, much better anti-vibe glove (the kind you really need) shopping for construction quality gloves.

http://www.amazon.com/Valeo-Fingerle...bration+gloves

http://www.amazon.com/Ironclad-MFI-0...bration+gloves
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Question- what type of handlebars do you have? If you have flat or riser with minimal sweep, look into some Ergon grips.
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If, after proper fitting, anti-vibration gloves, and all that doesn't work, and you're still interested in biking, I would recommend seeing if there is a LBS around you that will let you try out a recumbent. I ride both road bikes and recumbents, but my 'bent is the daily commuter now, simply because it's so much more comfortable. I suspect as I get older, I will eventually have to say goodbye to my uprights, but I'll hang on to them for a while longer.
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