Hand pain

bikeit65
bikeit65 Posts: 982
edited August 2013 in Road general
I ride a Cannondale Caad 10 and i recently changed the seatpost for a new one, everything was fine before i changed the post but from i changed the post i am experience hand pain after about 1/2 hour,
The new post was identical to the old post, took measurements off the post and saddle rails before i removed the old post, so can anyone offer any help why this is happening, and what i could do to fix it?
https://www.instagram.com/seanmcgrathphotography/
Planet X RT58
Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011

Comments

  • markmod
    markmod Posts: 501
    Could it be saddle angle isn't the same... Tipping you forward a little putting pressure on your hands/ palms possibly?
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 982
    I thought that too, saddle is perfectly level, used spirit level to check.
    https://www.instagram.com/seanmcgrathphotography/
    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 982
    I will check all measurements again, could 1 or 2 mm make a difference?
    https://www.instagram.com/seanmcgrathphotography/
    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • Dmak
    Dmak Posts: 445
    Adjust the saddle but if all else fails you'll probably find the pain just goes away. Our bodies are pretty good at toughening up to new stresses.

    Also worth considering is some new nicely padded gloves and changing your hand position more often.
  • bikeit65
    bikeit65 Posts: 982
    Thanks guys for your replies.
    I have just thoroughly checked everything all was the same apart from the distance from the centre of the bottom bracket to the saddle which was 4mm higher with the new post fitted so i moved it down 4mm,
    As for padded gloves i use the Specialized BG Comp gloves.
    https://www.instagram.com/seanmcgrathphotography/
    Planet X RT58
    Cannondale CAAD 10 2012.
    Pain.. Is weakness leaving the body.

    HATING LIFE-CYCLES FROM 2011
  • markmod
    markmod Posts: 501
    That'll be it then - 4mm could be enough to raise you up higher to have to lean forward more on the bars.