A bicycle grip must avoid problems and fit perfectly to the anatomy of the hand. Additionally, the grip should also be comfortable.
Pressure measurement grips
Pressure measurements are carried out with an electronic pressure measuring foil/mat. We have been using pressure measurement 15 years in 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 consumer consultation.
SQlab comfort grips
702 & 710
Base – round grip
The extremely high pressure on the outside cause’s 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.
Grip 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.
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.
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.
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 perfromance grips
711 & 7OX
Base - round lock Grip
The small surface due to the circular shape, combined with a rubber layer that is only very thin as a result of the clamping leads to massive pressure peaks.
Round ergo Grip
The ergonomic, round grip cannot outwit physics, the pressure remains high and even extends in the direction of the carpal tunnel exit.
The flat support surface and the added material on the outside reduce pressure to a completely new level with the MTB grips.
With the 7OX, despite the continuous clamp sleeve and the harder rubber, the pressure is barely higher than with the 711.