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What is the drop from the saddle to the handlebar measured at the top, hoods and drops? (Measure using the ground as a reference.) Do you spend a lot of time in/on the drops?avroncotton wrote:Anyone had this. I have looked back through past threads and can't find any others. During long rides (say 60kms and more) I get very tired in the triceps and it takes a couple of days to subside. Should I be doing some weight training on them? or just work through?
Can you do 20+ pushups at a time? If not and you spend a lot of time in/on the drops, that may be your problem. Most people find weaker parts after some time. Mine are neck and hands usually.
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Your saddle should be set back in a position so that you are not putting too much weight on your arms.
Steve Hogg suggests that you should be able to ride along in the drops at a reasonable effort and then take your hands off the bars and put them behind your back without collapsing forward or overly arching your back.
Have you changed anything in your setup recently?
New saddle, new post, new bike?
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If you raise your butt out of the saddle 1/2 to 1 cm without sliding forwards, and take your weight through your feet (at 3 and 9 o'clock), then lift your hands off the bars slightly, you should only very gently tip forwards. i.e. with your butt above the seat slightly, your centre of gravity should be only just a little in front of the pedal axles.
I would be surprised if your condition is really weak triceps. I'd suggest you get your neck checked out for nerve impingement.
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