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    grip recommendations?

    Hi everyone-

    I'm mostly doing trail rides for fitness reasons, no jumps or anything hard. My hands sometimes start to fall asleep after a couple miles. Anyone else have this problem? Any recommendations, like different grips, etc? Right now i'm using the stock grips on a walmart bike.

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    i love salsa pepperjacks as far as grippyness is concerned, and i currently rock Oury grips, which are really soft, i still like them, but they just aren't quite as snazzy to me as the pepperjacks

    i bet the reason your hands are going to sleep is padding, are you riding with gloves? if you aren't that would be a big help over new grips (well both really)
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    I have Oury, and they are just great. I've heard a lot of good things about the pepperjacks, i might try them out once my Oury's have finally worn out.

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    Bontrager makes a lot of really nice grips:
    http://www.bontrager.com/Mountain/Co...rips/21237.php

    I'd highly recommend getting the lock on's, they're just so easy to take off and put back on.

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    I really like the specialized enduro grips...they feel really nice!

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    i use oury too. they're cool. i might just get motocross grips next time. i would only have to slice the flange on one side for the grip shift.

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    http://www.pedros.com/frames/accessories.html - Diamond Vice Grip

    These work really well for me. My hands always feel good after a trail ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason222
    Bontrager makes a lot of really nice grips:
    http://www.bontrager.com/Mountain/Co...rips/21237.php

    I'd highly recommend getting the lock on's, they're just so easy to take off and put back on.
    I have a set of those, I got them free because my buddies hand couldn't fit comfortably on them. They are very large compared to normal odi/standard grips.

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    My hands were bothering me too. I bought a riser bar to take some of the weight off my hands and that kept my hands from hurting or going numb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonbth
    My hands were bothering me too. I bought a riser bar to take some of the weight off my hands and that kept my hands from hurting or going numb.
    Excellent point. I don't necessarily think it is your grips. You are probably putting too much weight on your hands. I have the same problem on my fixie, and I'm about to order a riser, hopefully that will help.

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    Thanks for all the replies, everyone. I went to LBS today and got a pair of gloves (something which i hadn't thought of before someone mentioned it here) and some positioning advice to take the weight off. Unfortunately I live in Illinois where it's going to rain for the next couple of days, so i won't be able to test until monday probably.

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    I've user WTBs on my last two bikes and have been very happy with them

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    Ergon grips mp1 have really made a huge difference as they tranfer the wight to a wider area of the hand for better comfort AND control( an unexpected side benefit). I got them at Performance bikes http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5251 and use thses bar ends http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5252
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    Chalk up another vote for oury. I run 'em in both lock-on and old-school style. The lock-ons are a lot more convenient, but the older ones are a lot cushier.

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    If they didn't suggest it ...

    Quote Originally Posted by pgaulrapp
    Thanks for all the replies, everyone. I went to LBS today and got a pair of gloves (something which i hadn't thought of before someone mentioned it here) and some positioning advice to take the weight off. Unfortunately I live in Illinois where it's going to rain for the next couple of days, so i won't be able to test until monday probably.
    If the LBS didn't suggest it, try pointing the nose of your saddle up slightly. I used to have pretty bad problems with hand fatigue, I fixed it with:

    a) pointing the nose of my saddle up
    b) wearing specialized BG gloves

    Weird enough, I actually had my saddle set higher without experiencing numbness. Counter-intuitively, every "gel" solution I've tried either on the glove or on the grip was a waste of money. It was either a toss-up or it made things worse. The Specialized gloves put the padding ONLY where you need it to be protecting those critical nerves. The parts of your hands that SHOULD be bearing loads are not padded, and padding these parts has the effect of transferring load ONTO other parts.

    After tilting up the nose of your saddle, things may feel "unconfortable" in masculine challenging ways. But you should get used to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willtsmith_nwi

    After tilting up the nose of your saddle, things may feel "unconfortable" in masculine challenging ways. But you should get used to it.
    that, my friend , is some piss poor advice. that can cause PERMANENT problems like Testicular CANCER among other things such as Erectile Disfunction, bloody urine or lack of being able to urinate( hence the piss poor remark) the seat should NOT be putting pressure on the "masculine" areas at all.
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