Welcome back to Bikerumor’s offensive on every mountain biker’s worst enemy; the dreaded arm pump. Last week we covered what arm pump actually is, and detailed simple, inexpensive yet very effective ways of reducing arm pump by getting your brake setup dialed .
We hope you guys have been experimenting with lever angle, reach and bite point, or considered up-sizing your rotors for more powerful, effective braking. Brake setup may well seem unrelated to arm pump but trust me – get this right, and you’ll be well on your way to reducing arm pump, and going faster for longer as a result. Winner.
Feature Image by Innes Graham – Enduro World Series MTB Arm Pump: Throw money at the problem
This week, we’re solving the problem with your hard earned cash. Here is a list of nine components that claim to be able to reduce your arm pump, reduce rider fatigue, or at least offer some degree of vibration damping.
How are vibrations and arm pump related? We spoke to Dr Lewis Kirkwood, a Sports Scientist who spent 4 years studying the topic. He can also bike a bike rather well, so knows what he’s talking about. If you want to geek out on that, check out the interview .
Some of the below mentioned products are a lot more expensive than others. That said, all are worth considering if it means riding pain free! RevGrips
Claim: Reduced Arm Pump Rev Grips describe their product as suspension grips for mountain biking. Others […]