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Howdy.
I'm going from strictly running to doing triathlon, and just got a new road bike.
Till now, i've been using a hybrid or cross bike for commuting, so I am very used to that riding position.
Besides now being in a scarier position physically (thrown more forward), I'm also experiencing some aches and pains from the more horizontal body position. My neck and back are a bit uncomfortable.
Should I focus on more ab work and lower back and shoulder work in my resistance training to help support this new posture? Would that help?
Thanks

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Can you switch between riding in the drops and riding on the hoods until your back and neck get used to it?

I remember that my neck used to get really sore because my gigantonormous head cantilevered out past my shoulders. Now I never even notice a problem.
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It does take some time to get used to discomfort is to be expected but pain is not. Did they fit you when you got the bike?
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my friend said she also had the discomfort at the beginning but got used to it.
I think it's from bending my neck to look up.

As for sizing/fitting ... they said that size was the right one for me based on my height. I rode it around and it felt ok, but it's not like i could do a long ride when I tried it out. And they didn't provide a fitting.
I'm supposed to be able to get a free 30-day bike adjustment; think I could push them for a fitting when I take it back for adjustment?
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Ask them to check your fit. They should give you a quick 5-15 minute to look at reach, seat heat, etc.
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Thanks, TriBob. I will do that...I was wondering if I should have the stem raised a bit, and hopefully they can tell me. I'd rather be comfortable than try to squeeze out more aerodynamic advantage at the moment.
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