SQlab Comfort Grips 2018!
MTB Tour & Travel
The best selling of the
The well thought-out shape, with the wings pulled down far, make for the perfect combination of comfort and driving dynamics.
Secure grip and comfort.
Grip sizes: S, M, L
Trekking / City Comfort
The outer elevation protects the hand protectively.
Maximum surface area,
support and comfort.
The 702-grip’s extra-large wing supports the wrist. Pressure is comfortably and evenly distributed thanks to its very large surface area. The raised end of the grip externally nestles against the side of the hand, while the inside is somewhat more elevated. As a result, it speciÿcally relieves the ulnar nerve, the median nerve and the carpal tunnel pass. Ergobar offers a secure grip and optimum support for your fingers on the front and bottom of the grip. The 702 is available in sizes S, M and L, thereby ensuring an excellent fit. The grip clamp specifically moved from the outer to the inner side to increase shock absorption and comfort on the side of the hand. As a result, the SQlab grip series is no longer compatible with twist grips.
Grip sizes: S, M, L
SQlab grip concept: Security first and ergonomically correct for your riding style.
Grip Size Measurement
The personal grip size is important.
Grip size is the measurement from the tip of the middle finger to the crook of the thumb.
This is because the fingers grasp the grip precisely by this measurement.
In the new SQlab grip series, sizes differ in range, length (only the 702,710) and shape.
The grip circumference is measured in the first third.
This corresponds to the position of the middle finger.
702 Trekking / City Comfort 710 MTB Comfort / Trekking Sport
Grips 702 and 710 are higher on the inside than on the outside, which matches the natural position of the hand.
The raised grip end picks up the side of the hand and supports the hand.
Fastening the inside -
comfort on the outside
+ Grip secure
Flattened at the top and drawn forward and back for pressure relief and comfort.
Physics: pressure = force/area
Low contact area = high pressure Large contact area = low pressure
More surface to the rear and to the front.
In particular, the surface is additionally pulled forward.
Pressure measurement at
Pressure measurements are carried out with an electronic pressure measuring foil/mat. We have been using pressure measurement since 15 years in the saddle development.
Together with a manufacturer of pressure sensors, we were now able to further develop the system and make it flexible enough to be able to wrap the printing mat around the grip. Some of our premium dealer partners also use our pressure measuring system in the consultation.
Base - round grip
SQlab GrIp 702
The pressure on the outside is clarified in green area.
The pressure at the point of the carpal tunnel exit is less than 40 % of the maximum pressure on the outside of the hand.
Both nerves are sufficiently relieved.
Grip XY with a wing
The pressure on the outside is still in the green area. The pressure at the site of the carpal tunnel exit is approximately 80 % of the highest pressure. Complaints of the carpal tunnel and carpal tunnel exit, especially after prolonged use over several months or years, are possible.
Overall, the pressure of the new 702 and 710 is distributed over a very large area.
Accordingly, the maximum pressure is about 25 % lower than comparable ergonomic grips.
At the point of the carpal tunnel exit the pressure at the 702 could be reduced to less than the half.
SQlab Grip 710
The pressure on the outside is slightly higher than of the 702 but still in the green range.The pressure at the point of the carpal tunnel exit is only about 30% of the maximum pressure on the outside of the hand. Both nerves are sufficiently relieved.
MTB grip ZX! with wing
The hard, stiff wing reduces the pressure only slightly compared to a round handle and additionally distributes it unfavorably to the carpal tunnel exit.
702 and 710
Relief carpal tunnel exit
Relief of the ulnar nerve pressure
The carpal tunnel
A kink in the wrist especially a laterally overstretched wrist can narrow the carpal tunnel. Similar to a kinked garden hose, through which no more water flows, the nerve information can no longer be transported through the narrowed carpal tunnel. This problem only occurs in healthy people when the joint goes to “block”. The cause is almost always a handlebar with too little bending to the rear.
Our grips are not medical devices. We can not promise, that the handles cure your discomfort. So the important thing is, that you listen to your body and try to change something if you have problems like this. Additionally ask your doctor for advice or please feel free to contact us directly.
Ring finger, little finger
The cause is too high pressure on the outside. Here runs the ulnar nerve.
Index finger, middle finger, thumb
1. Cause is a lateral, overstretched wrist, or a kink. This is usually caused by a too straight handlebar, with too little bending to the rear.
2. Cause is too high pressure on the carpal tunnel exit, often caused by relieving wings, which relieve the ulnar nerve, but under unfavorable circumstances load the median nerve.
The nerves run from the hand through the arm over the shoulder and neck through the cervical spine into the brain. Much can happen on this path. Very ofen, the muscles on the nape of the neck are already so hard on the nerves that the fingers react relatively quickly to numbness.
Secure grip comes ﬁrst
Security comes before comfort. Thanks to our size system, the external wing and the Ergobar, you can always fully grasp the grip. The non-slip surface structure and the premium material are pleasant to grab and simultaneously provide a secure hold. The relief wing is at the outer edge on the 702 and 710, making it easy to provide support and a secure grip. You will appreciate this interface during your complete riding experience but will become even more evident the next time you need to brake hard.
In relaxed driving no problem. But a strong emergency braking would not be possible.
Angular and two-dimensional
round = no grip angular & two dimensional = perfect grip
The grip offers a very relaxed touch point while simultaneously giving you the feeling of complete control.
The Ergobar is a wave-shaped proÿle on the front and right side, which produces a flat, slightly angular grip bottom.
A perfect fit for angular, bent fingers.