Join the club my friend.a12gaugehug said:So why is my lower back hurting after about 30 min of riding. I just got into riding about a week ago and was fine until a day ago and now my other than my rear hurting my lower back is starting to be a real pain.
What adjustments should i try?
I don't think 10mm will make much of a difference, but you never know. You can also try rotating your handlebars back a bit so that they're closer to you.a12gaugehug said:Sorry for the noobiness of myself but wich would be the stem? Is it the part that extends from the handlebars to the front center post of the bike?
I did order a carbon spacer from blue sky cycling in the 10 mm length. Will this help? I do feel like im too stretched out and leaning too far forward on the bike i was hoping this would help.
Good info. Also if the seat is tilted back too much or it's design causes discomfort to your nuts/crotch it can cause you to rotate your hips back to relieve the pressure caused by the seat, which can cause lower back pain too.kattywhumpus said:stem, bar, and saddle adjustment are critical....I was having problems with lower back pain about 20 minutes into a ride, it was so bad I couldn't ride more that a 100 yards with out having to stop and recover. I did some trailside work that involved swapping headset spacer around effectively raising my stem 1/4 of an inch....presto, back pain went away and I haven't had any problems since...