Mountain Biking - Gloves and Jersey
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02-09-06, 02:36 PM
So I know I'm definitely going to buy gloves to ride and maybe a jersey. Is there anything in particular I should look for in either? Are expensive jerseys that much better than inexpensive ones or is it mostly a matter of preference in looks. What should I look for in gloves too? I know I want full fingered ones but other than that is there anyway you can tell a good one from a bad one besides actually riding? Also, would something like a racquetball glove work at all? The palms are usually digitized so they're pretty "sticky" but they're pretty thin. Or should I definitely just get a glove made especially for mountain biking? Thanks
02-09-06, 02:41 PM
get mountain biking gloves, they are more comfortable and will probably last longer... I got my gloves from preferance of looks... i was 12 ok? but I'm not sure about the jerseys.
02-09-06, 02:44 PM
I'd reccomend one of the 661 full fingered gloves or the Fox Sidewinders. As for jerseys, no idea, sorry.
02-09-06, 05:52 PM
start with a something like dristar(walmart) or C9(target) to get a feel of how they perform vs cotton Tshirts without plunking down big $. then looks from there for actual bike jerseys as there are a bazillion choices out there.
I started with leather weight lifting gloves but have progressed to bike specific gloves over the years. I only wear full fingers when its cold but have some Louis Gearneau "Freddies" that are THE BOMB as far as fit and comfort. the ergoair make all day rides doable without getting the stink that gloves get from sweat.
gloves are a personal choice as well as jesrseys. I have cheap ones of both and expensive ones of both and for super hot weather I wear C9 stuff as it wicks way better than coolmax ad gloves I wear LG for both hot and cold weather.
the gloves you mentioned will be better than nothing but you want padding specific to where you hands grip the bars for best comfort. longevity will best be determined by how many times your hands eat the trails and how much stink you can stand before washing them in ( this really works, thanks for the tip Rayin) Woolite
I would just buy an on sale fox jersey from like wheelworld.com or jensonusa.com.. they also have fox gloves on sale too.
sidewinders look like some nice gloves. and nof3ar said what i was going to about jerseys.
the 661 cedric garcia's look pretty nice. probably what i'm going to pick up next.
Yea look at wheel world. They have the 3/4 sleeve fox jersey. The fox incline, sidewinders and statics are on sale aswell at wheel world. I just barely got the sidewinders and they are amazing.
02-09-06, 07:43 PM
I just bought some Dekine Cross-X gloves for $50, and they are VERY VERY comfy.
02-09-06, 08:05 PM
http://wheelworld.com/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=3515&Catalog=39&sort=Price Are Kona's like these any good? The sidewinders got great ratings on mtbr until recently. It seems like they made them somewhere different? I was just curious if Kona had a good reputation for gloves. These being pretty cheap from the discount and all.
02-09-06, 08:08 PM
They look fine to me.
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