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vibration through hands!

lee170lee170 Posts: 236
edited July 2010 in The workshop
I ride an 09 cannondale bad boy. Daily commute of 20 miles. Recently been getting vibration through my hands. Leading to numb/tingling feeling. How can i reduce this? Run stubby bar ends to. Do i need to go carbon!

Cheers

Lee [/i]
2015 orange crush
2015 cannondale super six evo

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  • gs3gs3 Posts: 249
    Try a pair of Specialized Body Geometry gloves or mitts with the BG pad at the heel of the glove (assuming you don't have a pair already) as they are designed specifically to remove the pressure on your wrists (gel pad lifts carpal tunnel area away from bar) and prevent numbness/ tingling in your hands.

    Bit less expensive than going straight to carbon and if they don't work, splash out on carbon anyway and have a nice pair of gloves too. Win-win situation.

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  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    What tyre pressures are you running? You ought to be able to run fairly low pressures with tyres of that width.
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  • lee170lee170 Posts: 236
    Will try some spesh gloves.

    Running tyres very hard, helps with the speed!! :arrow:
    2015 orange crush
    2015 cannondale super six evo
  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    lee170 wrote:
    Will try some spesh gloves.

    Running tyres very hard, helps with the speed!! :arrow:

    Mm. Try dropping your tyres pressures a bit. Very high pressure tyres generally don't make a huge difference to your speed (although they might feel like it due to the increased feedback from the road).
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  • lee170lee170 Posts: 236
    Will drop a little on way home tonight,will let u know
    2015 orange crush
    2015 cannondale super six evo
  • GussioGussio Posts: 2,452
    +1 for the Spesh BG gloves
  • BarteosBarteos Posts: 657
    lee170 wrote:
    Will try some spesh gloves.

    Running tyres very hard, helps with the speed!! :arrow:

    Yes, on a velodrome.

    http://www.vintagebicyclepress.com/images/TireDrop.pdf
    http://www.schwalbetires.com/tech_info/ ... stance#why
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/tyres.html
  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    You say this is "recently" - so previously you weren't feeling the vibration? Sounds to me like something has worked loose perhaps? Worth checking all the usual suspects to make sure all bolts are tight, everythings in the right place etc.
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