Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Stickpokeville in the State of Oblivion
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I have a back support belt pretty similar to the one above in Joe's post.
NO WAY do any of their "it gives 60% more support" etc have any foundation for the truth!!
the truth is....if you get a sore back while riding the best way to stop it is to stop riding!!!period!!
so, we aren't gonna stop, so next is the seat on your bike, then your bike, then a back support...in that order.
Trust me, l have been riding with chronic back pain for years due to cars/rocks/ditches jumping out & making me crash into them over the years, & now l'm paying for it.
The Versys is probably never going to be the best bike as far as ergonomics is concerned, but you can make it bearable.
Today l took my GF's Shadow cruiser for a new front tyre, & it feels better for back comfort, but the fact that it's boring wouldn't make me buy one (another)
so as far as back pain is concerned, it's horses for courses, but just to answer your original question again; I wear a back support, & yes it helps ( a bit!)