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Biker Wrist Saver

Wrist guards for long bike rides
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(You'll probably need to follow the link and look at the pictures to see what I mean....)

Some of us with heavy upper bodies, and probably the rest of you as well, find biking quite strenuous on the wrists. I see people all the time shaking their wrists to restore circulation, changing grips every few minutes to avoid the strain and the pain.

The normal way handlebars are gripped bends the wrist and causes strain (see link for pictures).

For longer rides, we often try special grips to more directly put the weight on the arm and the shoulders, rather than on the wrist.

It's very easy to relax from such a grip and fall back on the normal grip, though.

This is where the Wrist Saver comes in. It could come with 1 or 2 main brace locations.

The most natural position would be accomplished by a small ridge under a wrist guard, something like the Rollerblade® wrist guards used for in-line skating.

The ridge could be placed either close to the wrist or slightly up the arm.

It would also be possible to extend the wrist guard and allow supporting the arm directly on the handlbars, bypassing the wrist and hands.

See the link for pictures.

mannby, Jul 27 2003

Biker Wrist Savers http://cf.mannby.co...t_savers/index.html
Invention home page [mannby, Oct 17 2004]

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       I already have a wrist saver. It's big, metal, and has the letters 'D', 'O', 'D', 'G', 'E' on the front...
DeathNinja, Jul 27 2003
  

       Very nice. Now if you could only incorporate a gun/knife/brass knuckle doohickey in there, you'll be all set for urban riding.
thumbwax, Jul 27 2003
  

       Is this an ad? I don't understand. It appears these exist.
waugsqueke, Jul 27 2003
  

       ;-) It's not an ad. I was just using "ad language" for fun. The pictures are just illustrations using Rollerblade wrist guards, which are pretty close in design to what I have in mind.
mannby, Jul 27 2003
  
      
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