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Offline Tundra

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Block Risers
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:13:33 am »
I'm trying to make the correct choice and welcome input. I'm 6' 34" inseam. I currently have pain in my neck and wrists after only 45 minutes.
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Re: Block Risers
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 09:36:34 am »
I think someone said the other day that the solution was to ride more.  There is something to be said for that.  If you are in the spending mood, check out some helibars and maybe a new custom built seat to go with it.  Good luck!
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Re: Block Risers
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2019, 12:00:20 pm »
I'm, sorry but I think your scale is flawed, and can't vote because of it.

TOTAL relief is not possible. Good / Better / Best might be more realistic.  :beerchug:

I'm 6'1", 32" inseam.  Arms are 35" neck to wrist.

I'd say give yourself as much RISE as you can.  The wedges are subjective, but I think they helped me.

I've been tempted by horizon, heli, and PE bars in the past -- but those really are nothing more than "Tillers", and if you want those -- you might as well buy a BMW.  ::)

Really, the BEST relief I found from excessive pain and discomfort on longer rides, was installing a Rostra Cruise COntrol device -- along with the Risers, of course.  :great:

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Re: Block Risers
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2019, 09:15:58 pm »
Well, I'm 5'10" and 225 with a 30" inseam. My experiences body (read old at 58) with a bulging c5 disk, would let me know the hunch and reach to the stock bars wasnt in my best interest.  The addition on 2" risers and the wedges relieved nearly all the discomfort, until I get 'sporty' and tuck in. 

My c14 came with a national cycle windstream that measures slightly larger than the stock one, and the adjustments are perfect for bolt upright cruising, with no buffeting.

I will say that I'm planning on going rosta cruise as well...
You also be wanting at some point,  to install some highway pegs for those long rides.  Many of us have bolted our pegs onto a set of canyon cages.