If you spend a lot of time on a bike, you're spending a lot of time locked into a position that better be comfortable. If it's not, you could end up with aches and pains — or more likely, numbness.
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Bike fitter and coach Paraic McGlynn tells Bicycling that tweaking your bike can fix most of the common issues that result in body parts falling asleep. If your hands are going numb, for example, you should check whether your handlebars are too far forward.
For numbness in your legs, the culprit is the same as for numbness in your groin — an ill-fitting or improperly adjusted seat. And if your toes are going numb, you probably need a different pair of cycling shoes.
Check out the link below for details on how to pinpoint your problem, and what to do about it.
How to Prevent Numbness on Your Next Ride [Bicycling]