Callus management tip #1A

Hey Lee!

Great site, always interesting. I ride a lot and I have gnarly calluses on my palms that pinch, pull off and become very painful. I will be in Whistler all summer and it’s gonna get really bad. Any tips for reducing pinched calluses?

Also, if you want to do a few runs together when you’re up in Whistla’ that would be AWESOME.

Thanks for your time, Calen

Hey Calen.

Yeah, those calluses. Get an emory board (like women use on their nails) and rub them down. That’ll keep ’em low and smooth.

You can also bite them off or clip them off with nail clippers, but you risk ruining ’em. Just keep your calluses filed low, and you’ll be good to go.

In Whistler, I swear half of your food goes to callus production. Stay on ’em!

I’m starting to plan this year’s Whisler trip. I’ll keep in touch.


— Lee

5 replies
  1. Swizz says:

    Speaking of calluses, there were a few torn up on the 29th for the jump jam. Thought we’d see u there, why weren’t you?

  2. leelikesbikes says:

    I’ll bet that was super fun. I was riding with my junior monkeys. We ripped up Left Hand Canyon, so it was all good.

  3. leelikesbikes says:

    Good point on the gloves.

    Make sure they fight snugly across your palm. Looseness increases friction and makes you grip too tightly, and wrinkles create hot spots.

  4. Steve C says:

    Quick tip on the cheap!
    The great big orange box hardware store carries gloves by a company called CLC.
    For 9 bucks you can get a pair of thin clarino leather gloves with a velcro closure. Alright for riding, but right on par with mechanix gloves (which I have used for years for working on motorcycles and bikes) but at less than half the cost. They fit really well!!! For another 5 bucks you can get the contractor glove which has padding in the palms. Decent gloves for not a lot of cash. I swear I must have about 4-5 pairs at all times either in the truck, shop, bike work area, etc. I use the gloves to prevent calouses from work ( carpenter)
    Certainly worth looking into.

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