Numbness in hands after a few miles of biking.
August 23, 2013 5:27 AM Subscribe
Actually, just the left hand. I know a professional bike fitting is my best bet, but I wanted to get any other ideas first.
posted by Right On Red to health & fitness (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My left hand gets the "pins and needles" sensation after a half hour or so of riding. I'm guessing it's only the left because the right is moving around more while doing most of the gear-shifting. I've raised the handle bars a bit higher than the seat to try to take some weight off the hands and also experimented with moving the seat forward and backwards.
I've read this article
which was linked in a recent askme, and tried a couple of the adjustments it suggested, e.g tilting the seat a bit up from level.
Anything other ideas? As I said, I'll be getting a professional fitting at some point if I can't de-bug this on my own.
shows the current bike set-up if that helps.