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.