Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Waterloo, ONT
Bikes: Road: Trek 1.5 (2007). Mountain: Santa Cruz Chameleon (2008). Beater: Peugeot Recorde du Monde (1850)
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White knuckled death grip problems.
For those of you who remember me, I've been riding around for a few years. Recently, though, as in this season, I've developed a painful death grip while riding.
I get this pain in my knuckles in my fingers; I assume from gripping the handlebars too hard. I wouldn't consider myself a tense rider - I have a great time riding. The only time I notice I'm gripping is when my hands start screaming. It's then really painful bending my fingers afterward. Today, after yesterday's ride, my joints still hurt.
I try to consciously relax my hands, but I always revert back to my death grip. I don't have this problem when riding my road bike.
Anyone else have this sort of problem? Any solutions?
I suppose a benefit of having such a strong grip, though, is that I won't be that guy who gets sucked out of the airplane when the Russians blow off the door, in the movies.