Dead Arms

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by buggi, 20 Apr 2008.

  1. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    my friend says she gets dead arms when she cycles (not her hands). anyone ever experienced this and why?

    if she said it was just her hands i would have thought she was leaning on her hands to much, but she says it's her arms so i don't know what to tell her.
  2. sounds like she is reaching to far try and shorten the stem and see how she is.
  3. punkypossum

    punkypossum Donut Devil

    My dad used to get that...he ended up getting different handlebars which helped...
  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    More miles as well - can take time to get used to bike positions - many people hold the bars too tightly - you should only be light on the bars - very little weight. It's all about core strength as well, as your back/shoulders will support most of your weight once 'trained'.

    What's her position like - upright / flat back / or where abouts in between ?
  5. OP

    buggi Bird Saviour

    dunno. when i say friend, met her in the bike shop and only spoke over the phone since. i'll have a look at her position on the bike when i finally get to go for a ride out together.
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    Is she riding road/moutain or hybrid?

    Sounds like she is sticking herself on one position and one position only. tell her to move around the bike a bit, raise arms for indication on corners, go on the drops for a while etc.
  7. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Clothing related?
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