No matter what challenges the trail throws at you, the new 7OX 2.0 Pro grip gives you absolute control and performance at all times.
the perfect match for downhill:
The improved ergonomics result in an even better form fit and an overall better grip feel. Thanks to the intelligent adjustments to the grip, less effort and pressure needs to be placed on the grip. This prevents arm pump and cramping hands.
Pro - Rubber Compound
Based on our findings from our in-house studies, we have developed the Pro rubber compound for the 7OX 2.0 Pro. The "soft compound rubber" offers a very supple, soft grip feel with optimum cushioning and yet good abrasion resistance.
Tests and Studies
To ensure that the grips not only offer optimum ergonomics but are also durable, we tested various grip models in advance to find the optimum material for the 7OX 2.0 Pro downhill grips. The grips were exposed to intensive UV radiation and the salt water chamber to test which material mixture retains the desired properties while maintaining the same appearance.
Armpump Measurement by EMG
The problem of the so-called arm pump often occurs when mountain biking. If the muscles in the forearm are tense for a long time and this is accompanied by rapid successive impacts from braking waves, root carpets etc., the blood flow in the blood vessels is impaired. This can cause the forearms to cramp and hand strength to decrease. To investigate this loss of strength, SQlab analyzed the activation of the forearm muscles using electromyography (EMG) measurements, which measure the electrical impulses in the muscle and allow conclusions to be drawn about the degree of muscle activation. In addition, acceleration sensors were attached to the handlebars to record bumps in the trail in the form of vibrations. Grip strength was also measured after each descent.