Bike Fit Fixes

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Oct 29, 2013
  • Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 5:05 PM UTC
Photo: Nick Salazar

Back or neck pain

The cause: Stretching “too far from the saddle to the aerobar pads” forces the neck and back muscle to work extra hard, says Colorado Multisport fitter Ryan Ignatz.

The fix: Riding a saddle that allows you to come forward is a good start. Switching to a shorter stem or aerobar with adjustable pad position is another option. Lifting the bars can help but might compromise aerodynamics.

RELATED – Ask Aaron: Keeping Proper Fit After Traveling With Your Bike

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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