Numb hands while riding WR
Posted March 26, 2006 - 05:27 PM
For those who have had the same problem, would rising the bar help? I'm thinking that i'm leaning forward without realizing it.
Are there any real good gloves for this?
Posted March 26, 2006 - 10:53 PM
Your wrists and hands should be straight with your arms when you ride. If they are not, you will have all sorts of problems. Gloves are very much of a muchness, just get a well fitting pair. Hold on to the bike with your legs more, and stay relaxed. This makes a huge difference. It stops arm pump too.
I find the tall bars comfortable, you may not. They give me so much more room to play with, and the stock bar bend is not comfortable for me either.
Posted March 27, 2006 - 12:17 AM
try rotating the bars forward so that it's still comfortable but you will then be sitting forward more (mostly a good thing in the tight stuff anyway) - and it sounds like your suspension damping settings may not be set correctly (too stiff perhaps?) causing you to grip too tightly to overcompensate so that you don't lose control ... also if you push your forks up 15mm ~ 20mm through the triple clamps, your bike will corner a little quicker in the tight stuff ...
it's worth a try ...
Posted March 27, 2006 - 06:17 AM
Posted March 27, 2006 - 09:27 AM
Posted March 27, 2006 - 01:38 PM
I still have to remind myself and it is a key component of all the tips and advice i give to people who come to ride on my tracks.
another tip is that when possible, try to open all your fingers except your pointer finger and thumb to hold the bars when you are in an easier section of the track or trail you are on.
grip that bike with your knees and it will take heaps of stress off your hands.
Posted March 27, 2006 - 03:22 PM
Tall bars comfortable grips and a stabilizer will help but so will a lot of riding
Posted March 27, 2006 - 06:01 PM
I rode my track tonight and worked with the knees to hold the bike and reduce pressure on my palms. It did help. Where the problem is the worst is during down hill sections that are close together forcing me to lean towards the bars. I also found that I need to slide forward in the saddle.
I'll be running every night this week and trying another hare scramble this weekend.
Thanks again, this place rocks !!