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Old 03-13-08, 04:20 AM   #1
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New Grips

Just got in a new pair of Ergon Grips for my bike, haven't got them on yet, but they look great hopefully they will take some on the numness out of my hands after a while,got them from calhoun cycle.com, a great place to shop, has anyone used them before? and reviews???
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I put them on a pair of old hybrids my wife an I use around town. I like them - the width encourages a looser grip that is more comfortable on long rides. They didn't properly fit these bikes so I cut them down a bit -- still comfortable.
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Numb hands? I used to have the same problem until I rode with a friend with some bike setup experience. He had me move my seat backwards on the rails which took weight off my wrists. Now I no longer have numb hands. Have you tried ergonomic/setup changes on the bike?
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Numb hands? I used to have the same problem until I rode with a friend with some bike setup experience. He had me move my seat backwards on the rails which took weight off my wrists. Now I no longer have numb hands. Have you tried ergonomic/setup changes on the bike?
I don't really understand geometry and setup. I would expect moving the seat back to stretch you out so you would lean forward putting more weight on your hands than in a more upright position.
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They help. A lot, in fact.
Alas, they don't solve the underlying problem, which is that you're putting a lot of weight on your wrists in the same, ergonomically improper (twisted flat, as I assume you are using something similar to flat bars) position for an extended period of time.
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I used the new grips today, they are great, my hands felt fine for the whole two hour ride, i give them 5stars!!
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