Road Cycling - what's the low down on these gloves?
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the lack of velco intrigues me...
specialized make good gloves. had the previous generation of those, which i liked quite a bit.
the palm split from me wiping down my tires one too many times.
don't have those (they didn't have black in my size when i was buying a pair of gloves 2 weeks ago), but the bg comp are very nice. the one thing i didn't like with the pro was the amount of padding on the heal of the palm.
generally i prefer no velcro - less chance of it damaging the rest of my kit.
06-19-07, 08:48 AM
Have a pair picked up on clearance. Minimal padding and only in the thumb area. Hard to remove when you are finished. They work but I think are too expanive at retail for what you get. But maybe that could be said true of alot of stuff from Specialized.
06-19-07, 08:55 AM
I almost got those ... great price, but where I really like the velcro strap is giving you a wider opening to peel the gloves off your wet hands at the end of a ride. I had never tried them, but since I have several other pairs of gloves in my bike bag I never use for one reason or another I stuck to the traditional design Comps at the same $12 price. I was tempted, but without trying them on first ...
edit: on the bg comps the velcro next to the terry thumb part is amazingly soft and non abbrasive. I've never felt velcro this soft.
06-19-07, 09:37 AM
I've been riding with their BG comp glove, http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCEqProduct.jsp?spid=25569, for a few months now and like them. I have big hands so it is hard to find a glove that fits right and these come in XXL. They are suppose to have a pad for preventing ulnar nerve compression and numb fingers. I have not really noticed any difference though.
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06-19-07, 09:40 AM
i used those before i stopped using gloves, and i liked them a lot, and like Botto i also don't like velcro on my gloves. one thing though, those are discontinued and are being replaced by the ones above them on the website, so if you find a pair that fits i definitely recommend picking them up. i personally don't like the look of the new ones though...
i'm a fan of specialized gloves though, i use the ridge full finger gloves in the winter and i love them, in fact i was thinking of getting a second pair and cutting off the fingers so i could use them as my summer gloves...
06-19-07, 09:48 AM
Got a pair and I like them...Fit my hand just right...Getting them off is a non-issue for me...I like the fact there is no velcro to deal with on the bike and off the bike...
I'm looking for some full finger gloves.
06-19-07, 10:26 AM
Specialized gloves are awesome, my only complaint are the ones I have only have padding on the palm. The new ones looks to have some around the thumb and callous area. If my gloves (BG & Deflect) ever wear out maybe I can justify upgrading.
06-19-07, 10:28 AM
I don't wear gloves above 50 degrees.
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