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Old 03-11-2013, 07:07 AM   #27721
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Are you holding your grips too tightly while you're riding? Also, when I hit rocks/drops/roots, I'm usually off the saddle, seat squeezed between my bent knees with a loose grip on my bars. I can't really relate to having my weight come down on my bars, usually everything is weighting the pedals. How are your gloves?
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:13 AM   #27722
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I've had great results with my Ergon GP1 grips. I know they're contour, but, I don't notice any difference when standing up. For sure, I'll never go back to a round grip.
Those are the same grips I'm using. They're very heavy compared to foam grips though, and I need to get my bike down to 22 lbs. so I can be as fast as all the pro racers.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:17 AM   #27723
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@A: Sounds like you're stem's too low rather than any fault of the grips. I haven't seen you on a bike, so that's a WAG. AFA answering your question: I'm using the same grips I've had on my bike since the early 2000s and haven't tried anything different.

In other news: this one from the WTF file

More WTF?! Ummm anyone else think that this thing shouldn't be worn by males?

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:19 AM   #27724
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Are you holding your grips too tightly while you're riding? Also, when I hit rocks/drops/roots, I'm usually off the saddle, seat squeezed between my bent knees with a loose grip on my bars. I can't really relate to having my weight come down on my bars, usually everything is weighting the pedals.
That's how I ride, too, except I don't use my knees to hold the seat.

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Those are the same grips I'm using. They're very heavy compared to foam grips though, and I need to get my bike down to 22 lbs. so I can be as fast as all the pro racers.
Ahhh! You're too much.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:23 AM   #27725
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Are you holding your grips too tightly while you're riding?
No. I was doing that when I first started riding, but I'd get cramps in my hands, so now I concentrate on keeping a fairly loose grip on the bars. The only time I consciously tighten my grip is when I'm bouncing over big rocks and roots, where I'm afraid the handlebars may be wrenched out of my hands if I don't grip them tightly enough.

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Also, when I hit rocks/drops/roots, I'm usually off the saddle, seat squeezed between my bent knees with a loose grip on my bars. I can't really relate to having my weight come down on my bars, usually everything is weighting the pedals. How are your gloves?
I'm using standard issue padded gloves. Are you supposed to squeeze the seat between your knees in those situations? I was told to do just the opposite and to let the bike move around under me, but that makes keeping my balance on the bike more difficult when standing.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:30 AM   #27726
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Ahhh! You're too much.

Absolutely, do not look here.
No hard tail for me, unfortunately. I test rode an 18 lb hard tail belonging to a local racer. I was so battered after just one mile that I couldn't wait to get off the thing.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:33 AM   #27727
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@A: Sounds like you're stem's too low rather than any fault of the grips.
The ergos were worked out by the shop owner who built the bike. He's an ex-racer who happens to be exactly my size and weight, so I figured the setup has to be right.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:36 AM   #27728
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I'm using standard issue padded gloves. Are you supposed to squeeze the seat between your knees in those situations? I was told to do just the opposite and to let the bike move around under me, but that makes keeping my balance on the bike more difficult when standing.
I was taught to do that when I started riding mountain bikes as a kid, I'm not sure if it's right or not, but it keeps me attached to the bikes while allowing my arms to stay loose and bent at the elbows.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:38 AM   #27729
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I was taught to do that when I started riding mountain bikes as a kid, I'm not sure if it's right or not, but it keeps me attached to the bikes while allowing my arms to stay loose and bent at the elbows.
I'll try that and see if it makes a difference.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #27730
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Nice! Any pics of that S-Works you mentioned earlier?
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:52 AM   #27731
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Nice! Any pics of that S-Works you mentioned earlier?
I haven't taken any pictures of it myself, but it shows up in a photo one of my riding buddies took of his new Niner yesterday. Hint: mine is the white one.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:31 AM   #27732
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Damn! nice ride!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:10 AM   #27733
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Aurelius:

Obviously I haven't watched you ride, but looking at the photo- your saddle seems way forward, & the stem seems fairly short. That could account for some forward weight bias, just my $.02. Nice rig
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:10 AM   #27734
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The ergos were worked out by the shop owner who built the bike. He's an ex-racer who happens to be exactly my size and weight, so I figured the setup has to be right.
Obviously something's off.



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Old 03-11-2013, 09:11 AM   #27735
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Damn! nice ride!
It seems to be quite the chick magnet. Three girls yelled, 'Nice bike!'... as they passed me on the trail.
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