Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Last summer I went on an overnight camping/biking trip. Was 40 miles back. Regular grips on a flat bar bike.
When I got back, my left-most 2 fingers were numb. Anything I touched with them, I could just barely feel it. Scared the crap out of me. I posted here, and everyone said it was unular nerve compression, a result of my flat grips.
Took 2 months to heal up. Scary.
Everyone said Ergon grips would prevent the nerve from getting compressed. So I bought a pair - unfortunately I can't say if they worked or not, as after that I mostly just took my curly bar road bike on longer trips, and for non-related reasons that bike has seen purely winter riding duties since this summer, so I can't say. But that's one of the things they help with.