Hi and Low Rise Poles
Traditional angled poles control hand height by changing the bend in the pole. Increasing the angle in this way achieves the desired height but is usually not optimal for hand angle – pole and hand angle being different things. It varies from rider to rider but usually a grip angle of 35-50 degrees is optimal for ergonomics. With our classic poles we developed different angled grips to change the grip angle to be more ergonomic resulting in an s bend.
The new Hi and Low rise poles have different pole angles but the same grip angles so both are ergonomically optimised.
|Pole angle (without angled shim)||Grip angle (without angled shim)|
|HI Rise Pole||25||33|
|Low Rise Pole||15||33|
For more information and dimensions please see the D2Z Ergo pole technical information document.
Pole End Grips
For improved ergonomics and aerodynamics, our ski poles have an elliptical end section. To turn this elliptical shape into a circle to accommodate your shifter, we supply a range of grips or a plug for track. You cannot insert your shifter into the end of the pole without a grip.
For the ultimate comfort, ergonomics and aerodynamics, we recommend the Ergo Grip. Manufactured from a semi soft plastic material, it only works with the small electronic shift buttons from SRAM and Shimano. This provides a very neutral hand grip which encourages the rider to relax their wrist and hand promoting a slightly curved shape to the top of the hand (similar to the S-bend adapter offered on our standard ski pole). This grip is usually not suitable for UCI applications (see the D2Z End Grip Technical Document for more information).
Straight end grips offer the most cost effective solution and means to attach any shifter to the elliptical ski pole. For UCI applications where reach restrictions make it difficult for the rider to stretch out, we offer short grips for SRAM and Shimano button shifters to give the most scope for maximising the space for the rider. Solutions are also offered for mechanical shifting. Please see the D2Z End Grip Technical Document for more information on which to order. All grips are shown in the photo gallery.
See here for installation instructions for grip using a Shimano Double button shifter.
See here for installation instructions for grip for mechanical shifter.
The grips supplied are those here. Some of the photos in the gallery show the original style of grips which are no longer available.
Complete your set up
For the ultimate in aero efficiency and comfort we recommend these poles are used with a tilting system that will tilt the pole and arm rests together. Our D2Z Under Arm Ski Pole system aims to offer you a custom solution with off the shelf parts. We supply a pole clamp, arm rests, angled shim and risers to achieve this. Read more information on the D2Z UnderArm Ski Pole System.
We have teamed up with 76 Projects to supply computer mounts specific to the contour of our poles. See the Mounts page for more information
- Constructed of 3K woven carbon fibre
- Untrimmed weight – 170 grams per pair
- Elliptical profile for improved aerodynamics and ergonomics
- Designed for use with a pole tilting system to achieve a range of angles to suit the rider
- Ski poles are supplied with a grip so that any shifter can be fitted to the D2Z elliptical section.
- Made in the UK
- Bar end plugs are not supplied
- To be torqued to 5-6 Nm