I'd start with bike fit as you may be putting too much pressure on your hands and then look to other solutions such as different grip options, better fork set up and different hydration pack options.
Thanks for the reply Eddie. Luckily I have had a professional fit on my endurance bike this spring when I was having knee troubles. I think I will try new grips since I need them anyway and go from there.Eddie O said:I'd start with bike fit as you may be putting too much pressure on your hands and then look to other solutions such as different grip options, better fork set up and different hydration pack options.
Uhhh... sleep from about 3pm on Saturday till about 8am on Sunday. Your feet will feel fine.LyndaW said:Now if anybody has a trick to stop my toes going to sleep in a 24 I'm all ears. .
Look at your brake lever position/reach. Are you using the other two fingers to brake?extrmtao said:For those of you that ride mile after mile, in my long endurance rides I have a problem where I start losing feeling in my pinky and ring fingers. Normally I lose feeling for a couple days.
Any remedies? Better hand position? Different grips? I use Bontrager lock ons and I need some new ones any recomendations?
Proper cleat placement may help. Sounds like you may be putting excessive pressure or reducing circulation to the toes with an ill placed cleat. Optimal cleat placement should work in conjunction with your sesamoid joint in the foot.LyndaW said:Now if anybody has a trick to stop my toes going to sleep in a 24 I'm all ears. It took my left big toe about a month to wake up after 24-hrs in the Old Pueblo.
Most of the advice makes sense to me. Well as much as anything can make sense to me. I definitely find myself grabbing the grips way out on the ends. . . I guess that's what happens when you hold on for your life. I will give these comments some thought and try it out. Maybe I will still be able hold onto my beer at the end of the ORAMM. :thumbsup:teamdicky said:quitcher*****in'
I live for numb useless fingers. A ride isn't a ride until I lose the ability to grasp the steering wheel on the way home.
Ritchey WCS foamies are thicker than the Titecs. I had the same issue with lock-ons. I ride with my hands way out on the bar, and the metal collarssss hurtssss me handsssss precioussss.
I put mine on with 3M 77 spray adhesive and they don't come off until you want them to. I have damaged a few of them in accidents, but they're so cheap, who cares?
you beat me to it.. I have never tried those but I have heard great things about them..blargo said:ergon grips with barends have helped me big time. After 24 hours of Moab I had numbness in pinky and ring finger for a month. I have doen several events now with the ergon grips and had no numbness!!!!!
Here is a review: