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Old 08-14-19, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by stacym3 View Post
I've had issues with hand numbing when I get over 10 miles so I've ordered some gloves but am looking at barends and feeling overwhelmed! Any thoughts are much appreciated.
You don't need anything fancy or expensive for bar ends. I put these bar ends on a Fuji Absolute a few years ago, and they helped a lot with hand numbness. I've recently moved to a drop-bar gravel bike, and that has completely eliminated my numbness. But drop bars aren't for everyone, and bar ends can give you some of the same benefits without completely changing bikes.

I should also add that wider tires helped as well. For me 35mm is the sweet spot for tires - wide enough to run lower pressure and thus reduce road vibration, but not so wide as to dramatically increase rolling resistance.
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