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    hands go numb?

    my hands go numb when I ride (i think from the vibrations)... what gives?? will gloves help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zilla31
    my hands go numb when I ride (i think from the vibrations)... what gives?? will gloves help?
    Gloves might help. Also look into swapping out grips. That's the first thing I did. Most OEM bike grips are crap.
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    My left one get a little numb I think its cause my stem is too long and it bends my wrist since I have to reach if I want to sit on the seat correctly. If I happen to come across $30 I'm gonna swap out the 120mm for a 90mm or less. Just a thought

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    I had this problem too (along with a numb bum). This is one of the main reasons I decided to get a dual suspension, high quality bike. This has made a BIG difference.

    If you can afford it, a set of good forks will solve your problem, and if you can afford it some more; dual suspension!

    Cheers.

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    Well...

    Quote Originally Posted by zilla31
    my hands go numb when I ride (i think from the vibrations)... what gives?? will gloves help?
    i find that gloves make a great difference
    maybee swap your grips
    also, try adjusting the angle that your break levers are on, this could help

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    mine too...my hands and sometimes my balls go numb hope i am not getting sterile!!

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    sweet thanks guys - i think i'll try gloves first... and i'm going to adjust my break levers i do think i reach a bit for them...

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    Gloves make a huge difference. I recently forgot my gloves on a ride and my hands got a little numb. This never happens to me, and the only difference was the lack of gloves. My gloves are not really padded, either, so I was surprised it made such a difference.

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