Touring - Gel pads for brake hoods
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12-21-11, 06:52 PM
I do alot of commuting and am interested in touring at some point.
Anyway my hands are mostly on the hoods during winter time because of my barmitts and I feel the vibration after about eight miles.
Does anyone make gel padded brake hoods or have a suggestion? I currently wear Giro padded gloves then wool gloves over that.
12-21-11, 07:12 PM
Get the ones they make for under the tape, use the straight one
and the curved one on top.
Spenco used to make palm pouches with finger loops. to wear under gloves..
may, still .
12-21-11, 10:48 PM
I've been thinking about trying these. I'd be interested to hear from those who have tried them or use them:
12-23-11, 06:18 AM
Nashbar has carried some long thin gel pads. I have them under the tape on my trekking bars. If you try these, don't remove the backing until you are sure exactly where you would want them. Use scotch tape to hold them temp. in place
12-25-11, 04:46 PM
have you considered wearing weight lifters gloves, pop into your nearist gym and try them out.
12-25-11, 04:57 PM
Have you tried rotating your hands outward so that the palms face each other, and then setting them down on the bars/hoods? This part of the hand is tough (think karate chop!), padded, and doesn't have a bunch of nerves like the path across the palm or between thumb and index finger have. In this position, I can still shift and get some braking - though when a lot of leverage is desired I alter my hand position to reach further down the brake lever.
wheell size, what tires, what pressures??
curious minds want to know
12-26-11, 12:49 PM
As you re-tape your bars, to install the Gel Pads, move the brake levers up on the drop-curve,
then the hand position will be more on the padded tape, and less on the unpadded brake hoods.
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