Anyone? Ebike accessories Arthritis

irenewg13

Active Member
I searched to see if there was a thread, which addressed the issues of having arthritis, and riding. I have read that others have this problem, and thought that we might want to share article urls, accessory success stories, etc..
Grips, suspension, bars, gear shifts, tires...
I am getting:
Ergon grips
Body Float seat suspension
? Grip/twist gear shifter
Maybe wider tires
And yuk... padded gloves, probably Pearl Izumi.

Here are some articles that I have:

http://www.arthritis.org
accessories.php

http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/488312-riding-gloves-arthritis.html
 
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Tara D.

Active Member
Flat grips- A lot of people swear by the Ergon grips, depending on where the arthritis is located it can be beneficial to switch to a grip shift instead of a thumb shift or vice versa.
Along with getting some top accessories diet is very important, which is why I love the link you shared to arthritis.org because they have a quick and informative article about the best foods for arthritis.
My Father-in-Law is a veteran and had suffered some injuries, while he doesn't bicycle he does ride motorcycles and he loves Doterra's Deep Blue and acupuncture for his injuries and arthritis.
Great thread thank you for starting it @irenewg13 :)
 

irenewg13

Active Member
Flat grips- A lot of people swear by the Ergon grips, depending on where the arthritis is located it can be beneficial to switch to a grip shift instead of a thumb shift or vice versa.
Along with getting some top accessories diet is very important, which is why I love the link you shared to arthritis.org because they have a quick and informative article about the best foods for arthritis.
My Father-in-Law is a veteran and had suffered some injuries, while he doesn't bicycle he does ride motorcycles and he loves Doterra's Deep Blue and acupuncture for his injuries and arthritis.
Great thread thank you for starting it @irenewg13 :)
Hi Tara,
I should have included the accessory changes, that I plan to make. I have edited my comments, to include my plans.
Thanks
 

irenewg13

Active Member
I searched to see if there was a thread, which addressed the issues of having arthritis, and riding. I have read that others have this problem, and thought that we might want to share article urls, accessory success stories, etc..
Grips, suspension, bars, gear shifts, tires...
I am getting:
Ergon grips
Body Float seat suspension
? Grip/twist gear shifter
Maybe wider tires
And yuk... padded gloves, probably Pearl Izumi.

Here are some articles that I have:

http://www.arthritis.org
accessories.php

http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/488312-riding-gloves-arthritis.html
In addition to the usual otc meds, compounding creams are also available:
I get ketoprophen cream
There is a Volteran cream
I've heard that there is an Ibuprophen cream
And Tara mentioned, Doterra's Deep Blue
 

Tara D.

Active Member
86 and still kicking posted an awesome review on the StaFast Suspension Stem. I think that it sounds like it would be beneficial for riders with arthritis as he found that the StaFast stem provided consistent relief from road imperfections and even felt more in control over rough surfaces. Check out his review! Here is their official web site https://sta-fast.com/
 

MLB

Well-Known Member
I searched to see if there was a thread, which addressed the issues of having arthritis, and riding. I have read that others have this problem, and thought that we might want to share article urls, accessory success stories, etc..
Grips, suspension, bars, gear shifts, tires...
I am getting:
Ergon grips
Body Float seat suspension
? Grip/twist gear shifter
Maybe wider tires
And yuk... padded gloves, probably Pearl Izumi.

Here are some articles that I have:

http://www.arthritis.org
accessories.php

http://www.bikeforums.net/fifty-plus-50/488312-riding-gloves-arthritis.html

Full suspension if and when possible!!
I stopped riding "wedgies" about 15 years ago and went to recumbents to help deal with my carpal tunnel syndrome (hands) and sore butt syndrome (why we bent heads calls upright bikes wedgies....).
My love of offroad riding and lust for a Haibike got me back on an upright and don't you know the suspension smooths things out so much (even ON road) that I can actually stay on the thing long enough to get tired! :)

Padded gloves helped a little, airing down balloon tires helps quite a bit. I have no doubt the suspension seat posts help.

But nothing works as well as a suspension fork in front and a real swingarm pivoted rear shock.

If just being in the position for extended time hurts, consider a recumbent trike! Mega fun and comfortable as sitting in a recliner. Here's mine with Falco E assist rear hub motor, throttle for if you don't want to peddle at all. They make trikes with full suspension too. ;)
 
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