Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fremont, Calif.
first impression ... throttle rocker
consider this a follow-on to other recent threads on hand numbness/cramps during long rides.
i've long suffered from right hand numbness after relatively short periods. 30 minutes and i get tingly; 45 minutes and my right hand is numb. this can be downright painful ... and dangerous.
i'd forgotten how unpleasant it can be. my touring bike has electronic cruise control that just about eliminates the problem. the strom reminded me ... bummed me out a little.
so i broke down and tried the throttle rocker (also known as cramp buster) ... a plastic clip that straps onto your throttle grip, and lets your wrist/palm absorb some of the burden of gripping the throttle grip. don't know why i never tried one before, think i had it in my head that it would interfere with on/off throttling on a twisty road.
well, i just got back from a 50-minute ride to oakland and back and i have to say first impressions are very positive. it will take some time to get used to the rocker, but it really only feels awkward when you are first setting off. and even then only a little. in short order i felt very comfortable with it.
and the best part ... no numbness. to be honest, there was some tingling ... but at that point i relaxed my grip even further, basically just resting my arm on the right bar. and no numbness.
i want to go on longer rides before i give it two thumbs up, but so far it is 20 bucks well spent.