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Trekking / City Comfort
Trekking / City Comfort
Trekking / City Comfort
SQlab grip 702

Maximum surface area, support and comfort.

Trekking / City Comfort
MTB Tour & Travel
MTB Tour & Travel
MTB Tour & Travel
SQlab grip 710

Secure grip and comfort.

MTB Tour & Travel

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.


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Sizes & Weights

ModellSize

Length

(total in mm)

Range

(measured at 1/3 of the total length)

Weight

(in g)

SQlab 702S139,1108,0
SQlab 702
M143,6110,8306
SQlab 702
L145,8123,7
SQlab 710
S136,8102,6
SQlab 710
M139,1106,0238
SQlab 710
L145,0115,2

* The grip circumferences is measured in the first third. This corresponds to the position of the middle finger.

range
length

Hand edge

Grips 702 and 710 are higher on the inside than on the outside, which matches the natural position of the hand.

This provides excellent relief to the ulnar nerve and, above all, the carpal tunnel pass with the median nerve. In addition, the outer edge of the hand is often insensitive, as karate fighters often demonstrate impressively. 

Raised

The raised grip end picks up the side of the hand and supports the hand. As a result, pressure is distributed across a large area.

Fastening the inside -
comfort on the outside

The clamp moved from the outside to the inside, which increases shock absorption and comfort on the side of the hand.

Thus, the SQlab grip series is no longer compatible with twist grips.  

+ surface
+ comfort
+ grip secure

round grip
round grip
 
The round grip sounds comfortable, but gives only a small contact surface.
 
grip with wings
grip with wings
 

A grip with wings reduces pressure yet security is limited.

 
flattened ellipse
flattened ellipse
 

The flattened ellipse enlarges surface significantly. 

 
SQlab grip comfort concept
SQlab grip comfort concept
 

Flattend at the top and drawn forward and back for pressure relief and comfort. Surface is optimized for support and fingers can encompass the grip. 

 

Pressure measurement at the SQlaboratory

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.

low pressure on the outside
very low, greatly reduced pressure at the carpal tunnel exit
Base - round grip
Base - round grip
 
The extremely high pressure on the outside causes irritation of the ulnar nerve.
The consequences are pressure pains and numbness on the little finger and ring finger. The pressure at the carpal tunnel exit is only about 30% of the maximum pressure, but it is very close to the red area.
 
SQlab 702
SQlab 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.

 
Griff XY with a wing
Griff 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.

 





Result:

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 710
SQlab 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.

 
Grip ZX! with a wing
Grip ZX! with a 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.

 

Relief through 702 and 710

Relief of the carpaltunnel pressure


The unloading wing must be placed as far outside as possible to keep the carpal tunnel exit largely free and reduce the pressure. Already easy, but constantly recurring pressure, over a long period of time, can lead to problems such as a Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.


Relief of the ulnarnerve pressure 

The measurements show that the maximum pressure usually occurs on the outside of the palm of the hand. At this point the ulnar nerve, which supplies the two little fingers, disappears.


carpaltunnel exit - one of the most sensitve parts of the hand
carpaltunnel/band
ulnarnerve - supplies the two little fingers and runs below the carpal tunnel
medianus nerve - provides the thumb, index and midrange - passing through the carpaltunnel

Carpaltunnel

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.


Note

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.



Numbness feelings



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.

Secure grip

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.


Danger !

In relaxed driving no problem. But a strong emergency braking would not be possible..



Secure grip

Angular and two-dimensional


Handlebars are round, and grips are also mostly round because it is simple. But fingers are anything but round: They easily slip on a round object and cannot hold on unlike, for instance, a flat table corner.

The grip offers a very relaxed touch point while simultaneously giving you the feeling of complete control.

Ergobar

The Ergobar is a wave-shaped profile on the front and right side, which produces a flat, slightly angular grip bottom. A perfect fit for angular, bent fingers.