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I ride in an area that has some fast rock gardenish decents that create a lot of vibration on the hands when bombing down... was wondering if I upgraded my stem and/or grips if it would absorb some of that vibration. (Or do I just need to pull up my skirt, change my tampon, shut up, and ride??) My grips are pretty worn (but I can still hang on) and I've got an old @ss Kore stem. Any advice or insight?

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jblaze7777 said:
I ride in an area that has some fast rock gardenish decents that create a lot of vibration on the hands when bombing down... was wondering if I upgraded my stem and/or grips if it would absorb some of that vibration. (Or do I just need to pull up my skirt, change my tampon, shut up, and ride??) My grips are pretty worn (but I can still hang on) and I've got an old @ss Kore stem. Any advice or insight?
Maybe you need a fork upgrade (or tuning) rather than a stem/grip upgrade. New cushy rubber grips can help. But will be minimal. New stem won't.
 

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if you don't have one already, a nice high-volume tire run at low pressure would certainly help absorb some shock a lot more than any grip would. just be sure the tread pattern works for your terrain (no duh right? lol).
 
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