I have had a bad back for years,gone through the nerve pain down the leg many times. I take naproxen 2 times a day and no more leg pain. As far as bent riding ,I now ride a p-38 ,but have had many others and have never had any back pain on any of them. That's me of course and you're back may be different,but you're on the right track . Ben fox "mike s" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]... > [email protected] (Alan Mushnick) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>... > > I have a Tour Easy, and a herniated disc. Actually, riding doesn't seem to aggravate the pain > > going down my leg. I was wondering if a bent with a more supine position, allowing more weight > > on the upper back would be less stress on the lower spine. Something like a SWB Bachetta. > > Unfortunately there are no bent shops close to me. Are there any LWB bents with a more supine > > postion? Alan Mushnick > > The one that comes to mind immediately is the RANS V2. The higher bottom bracket tends to have you > recline the seat back and the RANS seat can go back a long way. I have a bad back too and find > that the more laidback I am the less stress there is. My current steed is a Barcroft Virginia GT > which is designed to be laidback. Before that I rode a RANS V-Rex in a reclined position as well.