Sore fingers

ajcrawford Posts: 3
edited April 2010 in Health, fitness & training
Hi all,

New to here, and pretty much new to mountain biking. Only really started to pick it up, an really enjoy it ...

I was doing a trails at Carron Valley today with a friend (first time on proper MTB trails). I loved it, but I keep getting really sore fingers when going downhill. I think it is from the vibrations or gripping too tight...

It is normal? If so, any suggestions on what I can do to stop it? FYI - I've got front shocks on a fairly entry bike - Scott Aspect 55

Any advice would be great!


  • forcutty
    forcutty Posts: 1,055
    Sore hands could be caused by loads of things :?

    1 Buy a set of riding gloves.
    2 Try replacing the grips with a softer more ergonomic grip!!
    3 MTFU :wink:

    Hope these ideas help.
  • I've got a pair of Endura gel padded gloves - which I think should be okay in terms of absorbing a 'little' bit of

    I never thought about the grips on my bike. I've had a butchers around and see what is around ...

    MTFU - I know, I know, I probably sound like a total bufty, but I can hardly straighten them after and they are super painful ... :(

    Thanks - most appreciated!
  • Pands
    Pands Posts: 40
    I used to get numb and sore fingers on my left hand, put up with it for about 2 years before I decided to try; ... delID=9687

    They have worked like a charm for me, no more pain or numbness!! :D
    Spesh Sworks Enduro Custom Build!!
  • forcutty
    forcutty Posts: 1,055
    Superstar now have ergo grips don't know what there like though.