Handlebar grip while going downhill
Hello, I need some advice on how to grip your handle bars and brake levers while going downhill on very technical, windy, rocky singletrack. I currently grip the handle bars (while going downhill) with my thumb and index finger while using the middle, ring, and pinky fingers to grip the brake levers and apply the brakes. I feel the most “confident” with this grip but my hands and fingers get extremely sore. Obviously, one’s grip is merely personal preference, but I was just wondering if there is some special, fundamental grip (for going downhill) that I do not know about. I guess I do have a death grip on the handlebars since I am a newbie (intimidated by these downhill stretches) but I just wanted to throw this question out in the forums to see how some of you more experienced riders handle your grip. Thanks!