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    Full finger gloves

    After getting some nagging small cuts from an unavoidable crash it was suggested to me to use full finger gloves during Crits .
    My ? Is what is a good summer full finger glove ???

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    we all have different hands that fit things differently. go try some on and buy them.

    alternately, get whatever competitivecyclist has on clearance and suffer the discomfort of a possibly ill-fitting glove.

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    I've been looking for a good summer weight full finger that isn't a mountain bike glove. Hard to find though, at least at the shops around here.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    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!
    I wear full fingers all the time after someone here reco'd it... this year it's safety orange work gloves from Home Depot. With knuckle protection. Under $20.

    Yes, in the Texas summer they are a bit warmer than no gloves or fingerless. I'll accept the tradeoff.
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    I always wear full finger gloves. Everyone that I've recommended wear full finger gloves doesn't listen to me until they fall. Then they start wearing full finger gloves. I chided one of my teammates for not wearing them. He fell, the only thing he hurt was his hands. Very minor road rash but one hand, well, his palm really got shaved down. He was in a lot of pain, he was not happy.

    This doesn't apply to guys that work with their hands, like stone masons, tree people, karate experts, etc. They have calluses so thick that the pavement will get grooves in it from their fingers.

    It especially applies to anyone that types for a living, like programmers, any kind of writing people, data entry, etc. It also applies to any musicians, cooks that cut things up, whatever type of people that need good fine motor skills.

    I get whatever feels okay. It isn't noticeably hotter even on the hottest days, at least not while I'm riding. My current pair are CamelBak gloves, I have no idea what they are, the shop owner actually told me they were weird gloves and there are better ones out there. They're light, fit well, and they work. So they're fine for me. I've used Mechanix gloves (shredded in my big wreck in 2009, no hand damage), and a slew of different mountain bike gloves. Consider them disposable.
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    I found recently that mechanic or woodworker gloves from any tool store work well for biking. They provide full-finger protection yet allow easy operation of shifters. I've been using these from my home workbench recently; they came with my Makita cordless drill kit.

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    I see now that you're looking for summer weight gloves. Finding light weight gloves that provide crash protection might be a hard prescription to fill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    I wear full fingers all the time after someone here reco'd it... this year it's safety orange work gloves from Home Depot. With knuckle protection. Under $20.

    Yes, in the Texas summer they are a bit warmer than no gloves or fingerless. I'll accept the tradeoff.
    I just reco'd elbow pads, so you should probably start wearing them.

    Seriously, how are you guys scraping your fingers so much in crashes? The ones I've been in I didn't have time to put a hand out to catch the fall.. and if I did it would be the palm that took the brunt of it, not fingers.
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    I'm wearing full-finger gloves this spring for warmth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    . Fwiw I've only scraped up my elbows/legs/hips in crashes thus far
    I've never been hit by a falling satellite.

    FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    I've never been hit by a falling satellite.

    FWIW.
    well I hope u have elbow pads on when it does happen! better safe than sorry..
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    Here you go. Bonus points looks like they are good for fighting also with carbon fiber knuckle protection.
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    I really like these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
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    These ^^ really don't go well with my full kit. The cuffs are not aerodynamic. Maybe a streamlined model in stainless would work. Gotta look good and go fast, you know.

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    I love to hate Spesh, but the truth is, I think they do contact points very well (I ride Spesh saddle, shoes, and gloves). I ride with these gloves in summer - doesn't anyone else find sweat to make things slippery?

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    i just got the specialized xs lite gloves. i'm a fan.
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    I wouldn't wear a helmet if my rides went as planned. However unplanned things happen. I've scraped my finger tips a few times, each time after maybe 5+ years of thinking "I'll never scrape my finger tips again".

    I don't wear elbow pads etc.

    I would wear a dual layer kit if such a thing existed. They used to exist - thicker outer layer (very thick but slippery, like something you'd make a durable duffle bag with), very thin inner layer (think super cheap see through lycra), in the most vulnerable panel areas, so side of shorts for example. The folks that made it mapped out all the riders' scars they could find and made the dual panels to match those spots. I'd want something like that for my short sides, ankles (shoe covers for example, which I wear even in the summer), in the knees if knickers, and shoulder and elbow area in jerseys (long sleeve for the elbow bit of course). I never got one while they made them, no bib shorts, but I had teammates that had them and the protective panels really helped. It's like the whole base layer argument without needing a base layer.

    In the summer I don't wear a base layer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Here you go. Bonus points looks like they are good for fighting also with carbon fiber knuckle protection.
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    Also good for bikers who drag their knuckles as they walk around. As we often say, "If the glove fits....".

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    I wouldn't wear a helmet if my rides went as planned. However unplanned things happen. I've scraped my finger tips a few times, each time after maybe 5+ years of thinking "I'll never scrape my finger tips again".

    I don't wear elbow pads etc.

    I would wear a dual layer kit if such a thing existed. They used to exist - thicker outer layer (very thick but slippery, like something you'd make a durable duffle bag with), very thin inner layer (think super cheap see through lycra), in the most vulnerable panel areas, so side of shorts for example. The folks that made it mapped out all the riders' scars they could find and made the dual panels to match those spots. I'd want something like that for my short sides, ankles (shoe covers for example, which I wear even in the summer), in the knees if knickers, and shoulder and elbow area in jerseys (long sleeve for the elbow bit of course). I never got one while they made them, no bib shorts, but I had teammates that had them and the protective panels really helped. It's like the whole base layer argument without needing a base layer.

    In the summer I don't wear a base layer.
    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    I just reco'd elbow pads, so you should probably start wearing them.

    Seriously, how are you guys scraping your fingers so much in crashes? The ones I've been in I didn't have time to put a hand out to catch the fall.. and if I did it would be the palm that took the brunt of it, not fingers.

    in the crash that is my avatar pic, I was wearing Defeet wool long gloves; they were shredded and had to be tossed but my hands had only minor cuts from landing on the gravel shoulder ... that's enough for me.
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    i really enjoy the Giro Rivet. It's thin and airy, but provides a layer of protection if you crash (better than your skin/fingernails). It's very light, no straps and has grips on the tips for added grip in the event of sweat or rain. i use it for road racing.

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    There are quite a few lightweight full fingered mtb gloves you might check out. I use a pair of Fox gloves similar to these at times: Fox Ranger Glove - Fox Racing
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    Gloves I use for the warm weather, at least right now.
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