Hello from a newbie.....and some advice needed please
My first post, although I have been lurking here for a while now.
I've been commuting on my Cannondale Bad Boy for a couple of years now (fairweather only) around 8 miles down
railway walks and canal towpaths, but have recently started getting out on the back roads for 20/30 mile rides
and loving it. However, on these rides I do suffer from wrist/hand pain and numbness even stretching up my forearms to my elbows,
which is spoling the fun for me. Not much fun being continually past by much less fitter looking riders on their
shiny new road bikes either. I realise the alu frame and forks coupled with the flat bars don't help, so I'm thinking of getting a road bike.
I've been to my lbs who recommended a Giant Defy 3 as a good starter, but I'm worried about buying one only
to find I have the same problems. I've also been looking at buying an old steel frame bike just to try in the hope it will be a bit
kinder but still be more suited to roads than my Bad Boy. Maybe something like this....
Any advice appreciated..and apologies for such a long winded first post!