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Old 04-15-14, 09:30 AM   #26
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I have a pearl izumi pro mtb jersey that has a very tear resistant bits at the shoulders. I wonder if that'd do what you want (of course it's very loose, so maybe not).
Two layers is key, hence the whole "base layer in the summer" discussion a while back. I've had plenty of crashes where the outer layer slid without ripping through but my skin got shredded.

With two layers the outer layer can stick. The inner layer stays stuck to you. The two layers slide, hopefully reducing the skin abrasions. A tough outer surface is critical else the fabric just disintegrates. The inner layer just needs to be thick enough to resist abrasion from the slippery out layer. There are some fancy camera bags I checked out and they have this slippery lycra-like fabric that's really thick. It reminds me of the stuff on the dual layer shorts.
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Old 04-15-14, 10:39 AM   #27
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Gloves I use for the warm weather, at least right now.
Looks like the OP might like these.

2-Year Warranty


Applications: Tasks requiring extra grip in hot, humid situations or climates


Extra lightweight


Comfortable adjustable wristband


Wristband loop to store on D-ring


3% carbon conductive anti-static fiber


Supple, breathable, durable Clarino® synthetic leather palm provides firm grip


Concealed interior seam stitching enhances durability, especially around vulnerable fingertips


Fully vented air mesh top aids heat transfer away from hand


Completely machine washable

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Old 04-15-14, 10:43 AM   #28
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I find gloves are the one thing I can't buy online. I have to try them on.

As an answer to the OP..... skip the bike stores, go to every motorcycle store in your area. You will find what you seek.

My best full-finger gloves fro the summer are MC gloves. My best cold-weather gloves are from a farm/outdoor store.
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Old 04-15-14, 10:53 AM   #29
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I've got some plain black PI full finger MTB gloves that I like to wear for races. No extraneous CF knuckle protection or anything so I don't look like I have cyborg hands. I like the little piece of mind the extra protection makes me think I have, real or not. Plus it's one of those "getting into race mode" things in my routine. Slip on FF gloves: go time!
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You could wear elbow pads too, but I've only seen one person do that. Fwiw I've only scraped up my elbows/legs/hips in crashes thus far.

I can't imagine wearing full-fingered gloves in the CA heat.. plus it would ruin my pro look!
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Looks like the OP might like these.

2-Year Warranty


Applications: Tasks requiring extra grip in hot, humid situations or climates


Extra lightweight


Comfortable adjustable wristband


Wristband loop to store on D-ring


3% carbon conductive anti-static fiber


Supple, breathable, durable Clarino® synthetic leather palm provides firm grip


Concealed interior seam stitching enhances durability, especially around vulnerable fingertips


Fully vented air mesh top aids heat transfer away from hand


Completely machine washable
Now I know my own glove's features
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Old 04-16-14, 08:21 AM   #32
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Old 04-16-14, 09:01 AM   #33
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Keirin Gloves

THose would save my knuckles...

When I punch another rider in the face...
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Old 04-16-14, 09:04 AM   #34
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THose would save my knuckles...

When I punch another rider in the face...
But what about your face when he counters with a knockout blow?
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But what about your face when he counters with a knockout blow?
C'mon now...
There's a pipe dream...




1. Have you ever seen my face? Not too worried.
2. Have you ever seen the size of my fist? Due to this point 1 is a non-factor...
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I stick to gloves with fingers showing, i dont know why i cant remember what that is called? half length? anyway full length is too much hassle IMO.
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do track guys shave their arms?
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do track guys shave their arms?
I shave my entire body...
Does that count?
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I shave my entire body...
Does that count?
trying to be humerus?
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trying to be humerus?
Or sexy...
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Or sexy...
did you miss my arm-bone joke?!
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Here are two ways to win in Keirin.

No gloves necessary.


Gloves necessary, unless you are Hoy.

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Mechanix. No padding, tough and inexpensive.
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I always wear long finger gloves...even in the TX heat. You can find some lightweight versions if you look towards the BMX world. I bought some 661's which are thin and light.

SixSixOne Raji Full Finger MTB & BMX Cycling Gloves - 6879 (Black - XL) - Rakuten.com Shopping

Bmx Gloves at Danscomp
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Louis Garneau has great full finger gloves for summer. They are thin and fit really well
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