It is pretty common to see riders (road bikes) with their arms locked out. I always encourage a slight 15 degree bend in the elbows whether on the hoods, bars or drops. Why…..because this acts as a great vibration dampner and stops all that road buzz going straight up into the shoulders which can soon result in fatigue and soreness. There is no fun and no performance without being comfortable first.
Riding with locked arms can simply be habit and / or poor bike set-up.
Next top tip will be toe in / out or neutral!Written on March 16th, 2016 by bikeshak