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Posted: Apr 9, 2010 at 21:52
CHANGE YOUR BRAKE POSITION AND YOUR LEVER REACH.
lol, I had this happen and when you are in your aggressive position, standing, arms bent you will want your wrists straight with your forearm, you want it to be in a straight line also you don't want you lever reach way the hell out there, bring it in a bit to where it is comfortable when your hands are resting and you should see an improvement, also thicker grips can help because they keep your grip looser but this won't make as big of an improvement as changing your lever position.
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Posted: Sep 26, 2010 at 9:14
Interesting, I've riden for years on a Norco A-Line, and a Six One 2008 and only on my latest bike (Trek Session 88 FR with stock bars and grips) am I finding I have pain in my fingers. Last couple of times I rode in the Alps I found I just couldn't even lift my bags on the return trip, yet have never had this problem before.
I'm just wondering if some bars perhaps transmit vibrations more than others? I've tapped one end of my bars on the Trek with a spanner and there's plenty of vibration transmitted through the bars to the other end. If I try this with my Truvativ Hussefelt there's little vibration, same with my Syncros bars.... I might try swapping my bars from the standard Bontrager that the Trek came with and see if it improves. The pain is so bad in my three grip fingers especially on my right hand that it almost feels like the bones are fractured. Crazy, never had it before and it's ruining my enjoyment of riding the bike. I don't grip too hard and single finger brake, have the position of the brakes correct and have tried different positions of the brakes, the bars and even the height of the bars to no avail.
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