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What DH Grips should I use? Goggles?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Nash, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Nash

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    I have ridden at North Star a handfull of times. The only thig that I cant figure out is why my hands go numb after about 6 hrs. of riding. I have a pair of ODI Oury lock on grips on my bike and the stock Specilaized DH bars and every day my hands are dead? I have fairly large hands but Im not sure what grip to get?
    Any suggestions?

    Also Anyone have any oppinion on good Goggles?
     

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    I think everyones hands start to go numb after 6 hours of riding well aleast mine do.
     
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    my guess is that your getting arm-pump.
    try to work out your arms and wrists.
    should help
     
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    play more video games, a lot more video games.
     
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    Sunline Half-waffle lock ons..... Like mine. Though probably won't be any different after 6 hours....
     
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    I have had some great luck with Spy's for Goggles (Alloy's and Magnetos).

    For grips, I really think that you can't do much. 6 hours of DH will wear pretty much anyone out grip wise. I know that it would do it for me.
     
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    DEFO agree with the Spy Magnetos, they are such a great goggle...

    Grips wise i use sunline. cheap and work very well!
     
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    how much do grips cost?

    maybe $20?

    how bout go to your lbs, grab hold of a few different bikes on the floor, see what you think might feel good, buy those grips, ride them

    worst case is that you will have a couple sets that you dont like

    best case is that you have made your own decision (since you ride for yourself..not to please/impress anyone else, right?) and as an added bonus you have extra grips in the future.

    for goggles...take your helmet to your favorite lbs again (or you can save a trip and do the grips/goggles in the same trip)

    try every set of goggles on...with your helmet. see what fits best, fits worse, etc. make a decision.

    if they fog, slip, twist, etc while riding, try something else.

    yay for making your own decisions!!!
     
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    i'm running white thin Sunlines. they're OK and come with the alu end caps.

    goggles: i ride with Oakley crowbars now after fogging badly some ufos and spy targa...
     
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    Im really liking my Smith goggles with sensor glass in them. Perfect for going in and out of the forest. I think they are the intake sweat x.


    Grips are 100% personal preference but I actually really like the grips you have. Like others said 6 hrs of riding will tire your hands. I squeeze a tennis ball during the week , and try to pump blood into my hand when i get a break on the trail or lift seems to help alot.
     
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    Or what I use is sunline thin grips, and clear frameless safety glasses ($5, and seem to work just as well in non super dusty conditions)
     
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    I didnt read every post so if I am repeating forgive me. Grips, I like ODI rogues, little thicker for my big hands, as far as goggles, whatever feels good with your helmet.


    With the hands though, I would make sure you have teh levers in a good position, might also want to bring the lever reach in closer to the bar, that should help
     
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    Go with smith Fuels that are relatively cheep and are great goggles. They are comfy and the lenses are great quality. Plus they are made in the USA
     
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    Try some Sunline grips, I like Scott goggles! They don't pinch my nose, cause i have a big nugget. :D
     
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    Smith Intakes, best goggles I've ever used. Grips, ODI Ruffians.
     
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    I have used Oury lock-ons for a while and recently switched to Rogues. Both are a little thicker and softer than the Ruffians, but I have noticed that the Rogues are a little tackier which lets me hold the bars with less effort. Still, to beat the dead horse...six hours is six hours. Maybe take a break every so often?

    Goggles are harder to choose. As mentioned earlier, bring your helmet in to the shop and see if they'll let you try some out. I have been using Utopia Slayer w/ clear lens and can't complain. At worse, they share the name of one of the greatest bands ever!
     
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    I recommend goggles with openings in front of them like SPY Magnetos or Oakley A-frame, it stops fogging very effectively when its warm. Choose the ones that fit your face/helmet and looks good.
     
  21. Yeti

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    Thicker grips relax big hands...at least in my case....But what has helped me the most is doing 4 finger push-ups (leaving your brake finger out), plus some forearm exercises.
     
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    I've had better luck with going with smaller grips. I don't have big hands (large glove) but I always had problems with knuckle soreness with bigger grips. Im running the Lizard Skins Peaty's now, and I haven't had a single problem.
     
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    I used to use the utopia slayers and i found that the quality of the lenses and of the frames was absolute ****. The lenses would be scratched with anything. So i would highly recommend never buying them.
     
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    Yeah, maybe it's not a thing about bigger grips in general but just the right size grip. This is kind of a market hole imo...we need more grip sizes!...maybe fancy foxrox kid with his cnc and stuff could start producing some instead of handguards :biggrin: