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    Numb hands / sore elbow?

    I don't get it...

    I have about 150 miles this season on my 2006 ML and am having a chronic problem with my hands going numb on decents.... I also have a sharp pain in my left elbow.

    I don't grip the handlebars too hard...I didn't fall this season that would account for it either...

    Maybe I'm just too old and I should learn to golf instead....

    any other ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WP Local
    I don't get it...

    I have about 150 miles this season on my 2006 ML and am having a chronic problem with my hands going numb on decents.... I also have a sharp pain in my left elbow.

    I don't grip the handlebars too hard...I didn't fall this season that would account for it either...

    Maybe I'm just too old and I should learn to golf instead....

    any other ideas?
    What worked for me: Ergon grips and Specialized BG gloves. That helped the numbness quite a bit (not entirely). My sore right elbow was partially alleviated by running a shorter stem so that my arms were not fully extended all the time. As usual YMMV.
    Faster is not always better, but it's always more fun

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    I'll try it!
    what is YMMV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WP Local
    I'll try it!
    what is YMMV?
    YMMV: your mileage may vary. i.e. I can't guarantee the results.
    Faster is not always better, but it's always more fun

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