Ive ridden straight bars, nitto torsions, marys, and risers in every configuration I can think of... no help. It's just my pinkie and ring finger on my left hand that goes numb.... cant figure it out.Thats prolly from the bars position, I use to get sleepy hands all the time.
I've never used a silicon or foam grip before. They look promising though. Anyone have experience using either of these?
i'd think the same would hold true today... In my experiences, foam grips are typically used by weight weenie fanatics trying to save a couple of grams of weight. I've never heard of them being used for their comfort.I don't know about the new foam grips... but the old ones seemed to rip easy.
My hands go numb every time I ride the road bike, but on my mountain bikes I have oury grips and have never had a numbness problem. They're soft compared to other grips I've tried and are cheap. I highly recommend them.I've heard complaints on the Ergons from guys with smallish hands... I don't have that problem, nor have I ever tried them. I use Oury's... and get numb fingers on my left hand when I ride.
Thanks for all the recommendations guys, I looked at each one and have decided on the ODI Rouge lock-on grips. The Rouges have great reviews on MTBR. I also liked the fact they the Rouges are a bit thicker and have locks on the grip ends to keep them in place. At $20 they are comparable in price with the ESI Chunky grips I was considering. I didn't go with ESI because I don't think they will resist tearing very well when I crash and burn.I use the ODI Rogue grips on my bike. I find them pretty comfy as they are squishy silicone as well as being pretty thick.
New gloves would be "handy" too. Try and find some with more padding on the palm, especially the heel of your hand.
So I'll bring my Cruiser and MTB over! Anything else you're good at? Do you know anything about Spa's? I need mine serviced!Hands going numb is not just from grips, its from the angle that your brake levers are - if they are more horizontal and your hands are pointed forward then it pinches a nerve in your palm.
You brake levers should point down and forward at about a 45 degree angle.
A deathgrip on the bars can also make this a problem and limit your control of the bike on descents.
In a former life, I was a bike mechanic and avid BMX and mountain biker.
PS Racer Lex you still need to roll over one day.