A lot of my weekend rides take me deep into the mountains and onto roads that are less maintained than the normal stuff in the city. As a result, I end up doing a lot of climbing and descending on “chip seal” and roads that have vibration patterns that can get pretty uncomfortable during extended descending (30 minutes+). I also have relatively small hands so that could be a contributing factor.
What would make the biggest difference in damping some of this vibration?
Carbon bar or stem? A little wider tire? (currently on 26c tires)
It’s not actually rough road/hard impacts, but the actual road feedback that is causing my hands to go numb.