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As a similarly-proportioned person I know your pains. But I don't go downhill off-road so comments are more road. As for visualising change, try and sit on the bike, hold the bars where they would be after fitting the new part. I used a couple of F clamps to visualise the cockpit when planning an old rigid MTB, and that worked well enough for riding up ...


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At first I thought this was trolling. But having made a sticky mess of my brake levers last weekend, there's a hidden relevant question. Option 1 Don't eat on the bike. Rides under an hour don't really need fueling while riding. Option 2 Stop to eat. Its not hard to put a foot down and eat your food standing still. Could even dismount at a park bench,...


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I am not entirely sure this is really a bicycle question. It amounts to "I can't eat my usual lunch while riding a bike. What should I do". Fundamentally you can take two different approaches. First, you can modify your bike or riding style so the food you currently eat works. The most obvious solution is to fix the bike in place and add a table to the ...


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I put my road bike on a trainer, raised up my desk at work, and decided I could casually ride all day long while typing away at my desk. At first, it was a lot of fun and I was effortlessly logging a good 20 miles a day. However, after the first couple days my tail bone started to hurt a lot. I got a softer seat, and it continued to hurt. I'm no doctor, but ...


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I don't know of a scientific study directly answering this question. In leu of empirical (and verifiable) information, I provide an theory based on anacdotal experience. You generally use your dominant hand more off the bike than the non-dominant hand. If in your work or other activities you have poor posture or poor ergonomics your dominant hand may ...


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I do that a lot and haven't had any issues. What I have noticed is that sitting back at times gives your legs a rest from other postures and helps you flush the pain out while you can still maintain a decentish forward momentum. You can also twist, turn and stretch your arms, shoulders and back. The downside (apart from balance) is that you can't get the ...


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Of course, you will have less control over your bike if you don't hold the handle bars, especially if something unexpected happens (like a truck coming out of nowhere at full speed for example). Regarding sitting upright, you are very lucky to be able to keep your back straight like that, most people have a bad posture, and are not comfortable sitting ...



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