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hand cramp/pump

Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
Hey all
I just started out in downhill, can ride for ages on normal trails but at bigger tracks eg Fort Bill i can do about 4 runs before i cant feel my hands or wrists.

Is there anything i can do to stop this? realised its dangerous to ride when you can't feel your hands

cheers

jimbob
Pinkbike

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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    I think a powerball would help, but to be honest, I'm not sure what has the greatest effect out of
    grips,
    your grip (deathgrip, or softly softly)
    suspension set up
    brake/gear lever set up.

    Whilst in France, nearly everyone else in our group (on proper DH bikes) was having problems with arm pump, and aching hands, but to my surprise, on my 5/6" travel bike, I was fine.
    I have no explanation, apart from the fact I bought a powerball after hurting my wrist, and got addicted to it.
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    you need to ride more and strengthen your arms, a powerball is good too.
  • Jimbob_no5Jimbob_no5 Posts: 1,568
    you mean ride techy/rough terrain more? or more in general?
    Pinkbike

    I believe in only 2 things in life.
    1) Drink is not my friend
    2) D-Locking cnuts ;)
  • ride_wheneverride_whenever Posts: 13,279
    techy tough terrain, to really work the arms so they get stronger.
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