Anyone use Ergon grips to relieve hand pain?
Ergon GP1’s – they’re not so chunky you feel like you can’t grip the bars easily but they give good support. Use them on all my bikes from 140mm full sus bike to rigid singlespeed.
Only real issue is if you’re someone who likes to drop their wrists when climbing – it makes it difficult/impossible (depending on the angle you have the grips).Posted 3 years agoclubberMember
I’ve always got hand pain on mtbs despite trying out just about every position, grip, etc. I just lived with it given that there wasn’t much I could do about it.
I got some ergons cheap at a bike jumble and I’ve found them great. Can’t say I notice them other than the almost complete lack of hand pain (which is a major improvement)
Posted 3 years ago
Basically I suffer really bad hand pain on long decents and last year in the alps had to stop regularly to relieve the pain. I’ve tried various grips of different compounds but never these ergonomic style grips like the Ergon GP1s as I’ve always been put off by their looks (shallow I know).
Anyone use them? Do they help? Any other ideas to stop hand pain?
Cheers guysPosted 3 years agoGaVgAsMember
Pain in your hands when descending is a classic sign of the wrong bar position, the bar is often tilted to far forwards or back, causing pressure points between your forefinger and thumb,also consider front suspension settings,(softer) tyre pressures(softer) and brake lever to bar position. hthPosted 3 years agojonnoukMember
I developed trigger-finger in my left-hand little finger. The pain it caused in my palm meant I would ride with my left hand on its side after 30mins. Ergon GP1s let me ride for hours.
The GP1s do feel a bit unwieldy when you are “on it” descending; your fingertips are caught on the flat section so you can’t get a full grip. It’s not a deal-breaker, just something to be aware of. I’m going to try GA1s for my DH bike.Posted 3 years ago
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