Aching Wrists, Bad Riding Posture

I’ve recently found my wrist aching slightly whilst riding. Namely around town, where I’ve noticed my riding posture is all tense and rigid straight arms. Not good. I need to relax my elbows more, use my legs to grip the tank to support myself, and ultimately take my weight off the bars and my wrists.

On the open road I have no problems, but around town, when filtering and doing lots of low speed manoeuvres I keep unconsciously tensing up. Such that periodically I have to mentally remind myself to relax. I guess, with practice I’ll get better.

Some suggestions I’ve read about include gel filled grips and raised bars. What tip do you have do to avoid this?

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By Arthur

Seasoned London commuter, doing my best to stay rubber side down and never stop moving forward.

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