I've recently got this bike and I'm looking to make the ride more comfortable, espicially for my wrists.
My question is would fitting Ergon grips make a noticable difference to this bike?
I'm also interested in alternative's in reducing the vibration and pressure to my wrists. However, due to the lack of any mechanical skills, other solutions must be of the buy and fit approach.
(I'm particular interested in responses from fellow Curve riders suggestions in making the bike more comfortable to ride. I won't ask about saddles as that will be a personal choice but infomation about Thud Busters and the like would be good)
Saddles may be a lot about what fits your behind but there are sprung saddles and those with elastomers. I've got my eyes on the Selle Italia Prolink which has a few characteristics that should soften the ride, have a look at it on the Selle Italia website.
There are grips which are imitations of the Ergons for less money such as the BBB ergofix, and Specialized do something similar too.
"Hildy", a Novara Randonee touring bike; a 16-speed Bike Friday Tikit; and a Specialized Stumpjumper frame-based built-up MTB, now serving as the kid-carrier, grocery-getter.
I have a set of the Ergons with the mini barends on my D3. It takes a while to get used to folding the bike with them on, but it does fold. This is the second bike I've had these grips on, and I find them confortable.
(There are several threads about Ergons on Dahon Curves here, you can just search and find a lot of info.)