- Can thick grips cause hand pain?
I have thick grips and well padded gloves as I can’t have trail shake for work. I’ve not had a problemPosted 6 years ago
But when mates have had a go on my bike some have said the thicker grips make their wrists hurt. If your after a thicker grip I like DMR and Tioga. Hope you get sorted.ahwilesSubscriber
i’ve got large-ish hands – size 10? (at least that’s what it says in my new gloves)
i find thin grips make my knuckles hurt.
so, your grips may or may not be (part of) the problem, we need more info.
is it both hands that hurt? – equal amounts?
it’s on downhill bits that you feel the pain? – how many fingers are you braking with, how far in/out is the bite point?Posted 6 years agomboySubscriber
Grip thickness is totally down to personal preference as you probably know, but I find I’m not a fan of the superstar thick grips despite them looking promising. They hurt the heel of my hands in use too.
In fact, every time I’ve tried a different grip for the last 8 years or so, I keep going back to my old favourite, the ODI Rogue Lockons as they’re by far the most comfortable IMO.Posted 6 years agoHerman ShakeMember
Too many variables! Shifter/brake position, riding posture, hand strength, brake strength blah de blah de blah.
I find that Royal’s 0.5mm thick gloves (signature?), these with some well worn ODI Ruffians suits me well. I have large hands with XL thumbs (no, really!). Overly padded gloves and thicker cheap lock ons made me feel like I had less control and I think gripped harder to compensate; which made me ache.Posted 6 years agoBreganteSubscriber
I went from odi lock ons to these sunline logo grips after getting a fair amount of pain with my odi lock ons after breaking two bones in my wrist. They seem to have done the trick for me.Posted 6 years ago
I find that bar position affects when my palms hurt – bars that ‘drop’ towards the end seem a more comfortable rather than those with a bit of upsweep, if you know what I mean. Try swivelling your bars back a touch and see if this helps. It’s cheaper than buying new ones anyway.
Personally though, I find thick grips more comfortable, I had those thin Superstar ones and they used to kill my hands.Posted 6 years ago
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