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post #1 of 12 Old 05-20-2010, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Which hand grip reduces vibration most?

I have noticed that if I ride at 70-80mph for longer than a hour or so my hands start to tingle from the vibration.

I added some bicycle tape around the grips but that doesnt seem to help, so which grip option works best, Grip Puppies or ProGrip 714's?

I am thinking I might try the ProGrips first since Grip Puppies dont seem to be any better than some bicycle tape wrapped 2-3 layers thick.
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-20-2010, 06:23 AM
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Being an old Pommy bike rider I use a pair from a Norton Commando; you can buy them at places that deal with Brit spares or on eBay and $10-20 will get you a set. They have ribs under the outer shell and are humped in the middle so they fill the hand as well. They are the Bestons in this ad:

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that website reads like its selling snake oil to me.
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Grip puppies work great, the best thing to do is not to grip to tightly, this will cause your hands to tingle also. Cheers--BB

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Grip puppies work great, the best thing to do is not to grip to tightly, this will cause your hands to tingle also. Cheers--BB
I was just about to type the exact response, agreed 100%
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Also, a good pair of riding gloves helps 110%. I bought my Power Trip gloves two cruisers ago, and with the gel in the palms + the grip puppies no vibration at all. You may look at cruiser gloves, the really vibrate a lot more! BB

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Grip puppies work great, the best thing to do is not to grip to tightly, this will cause your hands to tingle also. Cheers--BB

What they said; Grip Puppies.

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When I replaced my stock bars with Pro Taper Raptors, I installed a set of BMW Sport Grips and then wrapped those in a neoprene foam wrap thing (kind of like a knock-off grip puppies deal).

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When I replaced my stock bars with Pro Taper Raptors, I installed a set of BMW Sport Grips and then wrapped those in a neoprene foam wrap thing (kind of like a knock-off grip puppies deal).
that is probably what I am going to end up doing, I think its more of the general angle of the handlebars that make my hands tingle rather than vibration.
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