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    grip recommendation

    I am looking for new grips for my bikes and need some input. My hands start to go numb on my rides but other than that, I like the riding position. I do wear gloves with padded palms.

    I have stock grips on both of my Treks and would like to set them up the same. My riding usually consists of riding approximately 3 road miles to the trail which is about 6 miles and then 3 miles back home.

    I have been thinking about the Ergo? type ( the ones that have the part that stick out and oblong the grips). I have rather big hands so gripping a bigger grip holding on thru the woods wouldn't bother me at all.

    What are my options?

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    Ergon grips work well. You said that you have big hands...a thicker than oem grip may help as well.

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    ESI, chunky or extra chunky.

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    grip recommendation

    I would get numb pinky and ring fingers-also have neck issues-but j switched to ergon grips and it has made it better. Especially for longer rides.

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    Try some ODI Rogue grips. Not particularly soft but they are a larger diameter for larger hands. You running a flat bar or riser? If you're on a flat you may want to switch to a lo rise, you can take advantage of the up AND back sweep, get the grips right where they sit under your palm evenly.

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    Grips are like shoes, you don't need cushy to be comfortable, you need good fit.

    If your hands are going numb, there is something else going on. You need to fix that first, then get whatever kind of grips your hands like. Simply adding a squish grip is a bandaid. It could even be caused by something seemingly unrelated like stem too low or reach too long, too narrow or wide bars. Lots of possible remedies besides just soft grips.

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    I went to ESI Extra Chunkys and my occasional hand numbness went away completely...they are light, cheap, dampen vibration, and very comfortable. Chunkys were okay, but the Extra Chunky is great.

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    I use ergon grips with stubby bar ends, the combo got rid of the tingly fingers I used to get.
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    Even though you like the position you're in on the bike, it may not be the best one. Numb hands usually are a result of added pressure to your wrists in a bent position. Ergon grips will help flatten your wrists to alleviate that pressure on your nerves. When riding, your elbows should be slightly bent and your wrists should remain relatively straight with your forearms. Before going with a band-aid fix like a ergo grip, you should check your seat angle. Is the nose of it pointing down? When it is, its pushing the the weight of your upper body onto your hands and wrists which would cause fatigue and numbing.

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    What is your lever position like?

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    I use ESI Chunky.

    I have tried the ergo grips. If you do, make sure you get ones that clamp on. If you don't they will turn on you.

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    Does anyone have a completely set up model for riding position? I thought I had my bikes set up properly but maybe not.

    Has anyone tried http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zfihi371L.jpg? I don't want to spend a ton of money if these types of grips aren't gonna work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzwardo View Post
    Does anyone have a completely set up model for riding position? I thought I had my bikes set up properly but maybe not.

    Has anyone tried http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zfihi371L.jpg? I don't want to spend a ton of money if these types of grips aren't gonna work.
    I think I have something buried in my computer at home, I'll check later. With proper fit, you should be able to ride with virtually no padding anywhere, especially on shorter rides. If you start getting in some longer rides, then you may want some cushy things for comfort.

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    +1 on the ODI Rogue, but I think something else is going
    on and it isn't the grips.

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    Fuzz, check out this site. It may not be exactly what you're looking for, but it will definitely get you thinking about how everything in bike fitting comes together. Then, take a ride and instead of enjoying the ride concentrate instead on how everything "feels". Keep your multi tool handy and make trail side changes.

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    grip recommendation

    +2 on odi rogue. And the lock on oury's. Both are larger in diameter and are great quality and comfortable for large hands.
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    For a round grip I always used the odi Rogues and really liked them, but now have tried the ESI foam grips and prefer them.

    However I tried the Evo Comfort Gel SL2 Grips and absolutely love them. They have more cushioning than the Ergons, with a thicker round area. I hated the ergons and love these. They are really nice for grabbing the ends of the bars when climbing. They are also extremely inexpensive, but have proven durable and have a good quality inboard clamp and clamp inside the end of the bar. Highly recommended.
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    I would grab the bike and do a ride around the block a sec and see what angles your wrists are at when you ride. I fixed my hand and wrist problems by changing the angles of my brakes and moving them inboard for one finger braking. I had them facing too "straight ahead" and was doing too much work to come off the grip and actuate the brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    i like them!!!

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    grip recommendation

    You should try out ESI extra chunky. I love those grips!


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    On my ride today I really tried to pay attention to my form and stuff. My brake levers are at an angle rhat ispretty much straight with the angle of my arms. Need to check out my seat angle too. I xhould have someone snap a couple of pica while I ride to see what my form looks like.
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