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I have a answer pro taper riser on my Jekyll and can not seem to get it dialed in. The result I think is sore elbows. Any suggestions??
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Too much singing in the shower...

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There is usually some marks on the center of the bar that will show you when they are rotated correctly in the stem. Usually it is a longer mark that should be aimed straight up with smaller marks that allow you to position to suit you from there. I have found that when that mark is straight up, my hands are usually in a more natural position.

Are you unusally narrow or wide in the shoulders?

Are your brake levers and shifters properly adjusted (rotated so your wrists are not bent while riding)?

Do you have a lot of torso weight on your hands while riding? Can you sit up easily without assistance from your hands/arms?

Do you have any pre-existing conditions like tendonitis, carpal tunnel, old shoulder injuries?

That's all I've got off the top of my head... Maybe some others have some clues.
 

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Thanks!!

jeffj said:
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There is usually some marks on the center of the bar that will show you when they are rotated correctly in the stem. Usually it is a longer mark that should be aimed straight up with smaller marks that allow you to position to suit you from there. I have found that when that mark is straight up, my hands are usually in a more natural position.

Are you unusally narrow or wide in the shoulders?

Are your brake levers and shifters properly adjusted (rotated so your wrists are not bent while riding)?

Do you have a lot of torso weight on your hands while riding? Can you sit up easily without assistance from your hands/arms?

Do you have any pre-existing conditions like tendonitis, carpal tunnel, old shoulder injuries?

That's all I've got off the top of my head... Maybe some others have some clues.
That is a good start and I will look at the lines on the bar tonight and make an adjustment!!!
 

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you may be locking your elbows. I did that when i started out and always had elbow pain till i figured it out. You should not have elbow pain if your arms are loose.
 
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