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First, welcome to the site from Pittsburgh, Pa.

As for your question. It could be your hands are doing that on account of poor blood circulation. Once in a while, drop one of your hands below your heart for a little bit. Then do the other one.

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Adjust the levers maybe? - I use to run mine a tad "down" from my MX days and had to adjust to a more "flatter" position with them "out a bit" - My rule of thumb on height has always been"shoulder height or lower" as for me, if my hands were higher than my Collar Bone.....pins and needles after 20 mins
 

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The main problem is your hands are above your heart and as you get older your blood circulation may be diminished.
I would suggest that you lower your handlebars to shoulder height.
But it's your ride so you decide.

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Welcome to the forum, sorry I can’t really help on your question lotta reasons why that may take place. I think may be for the most part sometimes just too high of handlebars causes that.
 
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Oh yes, the backrest. I would ride, adjust the backrest, ride, adjust then suddenly it was perfect. As good as sitting in a lounge chair. Who woulda thought that little pad behind me could make suck a difference. I only use it for long rides and it makes those ride very comfortable.
Texas Smoker - now I see why guys have high bars on their bikes. "Go ahead, sit on it"
 

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My right hand would go numb. Fingers would tingle the entire riding season and partly into the off season. At night the pain would wake me up.
I had it check, had carpal tunnel, had the surgery, recoup was quick, hand never goes numb anymore.
Worth a shot.
 

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I have this also. I keep the bars low enough to have striaght arms. Large foam grips. And keep telling myself "Don't grab so TIGHT!".
I have carpul tunnel but plan to put off surgery forever. We'll see how that goes.

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I have this also. I keep the bars low enough to have striaght arms. Large foam grips. And keep telling myself "Don't grab so TIGHT!".
I have carpul tunnel but plan to put off surgery forever. We'll see how that goes.

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That was my thought till I had it done. Kicked myself for waiting so long.
 

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My Dad was a Union Mason. In his later years I would take him to the union retiree's holiday party. What a bunch of tough guys, meaty hands on all of them. Old men still doing shit they should have stopped years ago. Quite a few of their children had taken their ladders away (I'm one too). Anyway, one of the conversations at dinner goes - "You got carpal tunnel? Yes. Me too - Me too - Me too....."
 
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