Many riders suffer from sore hands and wrists as a result of cycling, and sometimes it can be so painful that it even puts you off the saddle. Well, we just can’t have that!
There are three contact points between your body and your bike: hands, feet and bums. It’s important to be aware, and take care of each of these three points so that you don’t suffer discomfort and can work on your overall riding performance.
Mountain biking is all about off-road fun. Whether it’s aggressive trail shredding, technical obstacles, fast and flowy tracks, or all of the above.
When you’re riding over rough and uneven terrain, the shock is absorbed through your forks and your arms. So it’s important to ensure the shock that travels through your body, is conducted in the safest way possible. Otherwise, constant pressure on your hands and wrists can lead to painful and uncomfortable sensations such as tingling, numbness and even weakness in the hand movement.
Before we look at possible solutions to these problems, let’s look at what the causes are…