Which hand design is best suited for riding a bike?

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yossikr
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Which hand design is best suited for riding a bike?

Postby yossikr » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:21 pm

Hi,

I would like to create a hand for friend 24 years old, one of the main reasons she wants it is so she can ride a bike.
What hand design is the best for this purpose?

Thanks,
Miriam.

Peregrine Hawthorn
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Re: Which hand design is best suited for riding a bike?

Postby Peregrine Hawthorn » Mon Jun 29, 2015 11:21 pm

For something that intensive, I'd use a Talon.

The design is rugged enough to put up with the occasional tumble, and the bowden cable system will make it easier to grip the handles strong or long enough. Elastics are difficult to work against over a long time, but the Talon doesn't rely on all that.

I use it at my job, and it's fantastic.

I don't ride a bike much at all myself, but I know the fingers have about 15 lbs of lift in them. No clue if that's enough to work the breaks or not, but if any hand can do it, it's that one.
Heavy duty hand user, and co-designer of the Talon.

I break hands and then tell you how I did it.


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