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    The GLOVE thread

    The topic of sweaty palms (not like at the Jr. High dance) hase come up several times in other threads. So I thought I would start a full on thread of it's own.

    I use cheap Trek badged half finger gloves that seem to do the trick ok for now.

    I also have been looking at getting some new gloves, since mine are starting to wear a bit in spots. The padding is also mostly flat on the palms.

    Browsing Speedgoat.com I see a few prospects.....

    http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp...100&brand=1121

    http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp...=100&brand=216

    http://www.speedgoat.com/product.asp...=100&brand=232
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    I went through a few cheap pairs, and last time I needed to replace, I decided to get something slightly higher and and have been happy I did. Great grip, decent padding and quality material.

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    you guys are making me feel like im in kindergarten. i got a pair of gloves at big lot. i think they were $6.99.
    i got them because they were full fingered and the palm side of the gloves are lightly rubberized,while the top is like a jersey mesh. so if i do go down i believe my hands wont get chewed up.

    my local walmart has some schwinn cycling gloves like from $9 to $22 or thereabouts. and i was leaning towards those,but i like these better and,they arent cycling gloves per se.

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    I hate gloves unless it is cold, but this thread reminds me I need some wrist bands to keep it from running down my arns.
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    I use the Trek badged Classic, crocheted back. $15.00 and COMFORTABLE
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    Quote Originally Posted by brodie View Post
    you guys are making me feel like im in kindergarten. i got a pair of gloves at big lot. i think they were $6.99.
    i got them because they were full fingered and the palm side of the gloves are lightly rubberized,while the top is like a jersey mesh. so if i do go down i believe my hands wont get chewed up.

    my local walmart has some schwinn cycling gloves like from $9 to $22 or thereabouts. and i was leaning towards those,but i like these better and,they arent cycling gloves per se.

    That's the point of this thread. What ever works for you! My Trek gloves were only $10 on sale at the LBS.

    I am also looking at some new full finger gloves for mountain biking. I see that most of them are just like the Motocross gloves at my favorite motorcycle clothing spot (online, but based out of Omaha) www.dsrpowersports.com So I will probably just go down there and pick out a pair.

    I like these:

    Here's the palm:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
    I hate gloves unless it is cold, but this thread reminds me I need some wrist bands to keep it from running down my arns.
    When I lived in FL, I would sweat so much that even <10 mile ride would have me sliding on the handlebars if I didn't have gloves. Out here in PNW I could go without them (at least on shorter rides)...until the rainy season returns, then it would be like FL except rain causing the slip instead of sweat.

    Oh....and as brodie mentioned, one of their main purposes is to keep you hands from turning to hamburger if you go down. Your first instinct is to try to stop yourself with your hands, so they usually get it the worst.
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    Dang....I was going to search up and post a glove I found on here a year or so ago, but I can't find it. It was some super high-end glove that was hand-made (in Africa I think) from goatskin or sheepskin (forget which). It was supposedly super breathable and "the bomb" in terms of gloves. It was REALLY EXPENSIVE too...like $200-$300 for a pair I think.

    I forget the name now, damn it.
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    I've had Canari gloes ($14) and PI's ($30). Somehow doesn't make a difference to me as the more expensive gloves are made liteweight for racing. Seems to me they wear faster.

    I used to think that I needed good gloves for comfort and road shock. Now I make sure I have good bar tape and the gloves are mostly worn to wipe glass from my tire when I roll thru it! Otherwise, I wouldn't even bother.

    As long as the seams don't bother between the finger, I'm fine!

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    I use Louis Garneau Air Stream Gloves




    Look at all these features it has to the best
    Ergo Air vent system --> Absorbs moisture and reduces fatigue of the ulnar and median nerves
    4-mm ventilated 5-channel padding --> Maximizes breathability and reduces fatigue of the ulnar and median nerves
    100% Double Mesh palm with 3-mm padding --> Combines durability, breathability, enhances grip and reduces fatigue
    Mini Mesh and Lycra Tavalara back --> Ultra light, hyper ventilated, antigrip Lycra and adjusted fit
    Easy slip-on tab at wrist --> Quick slip-on
    Reflective ergonomic wrist fastener --> Custom fit that facilitates movement and enhances security
    Microfibre thumb --> Absorbs moisture

    Actually it is just all they had that fit and wasn't crap at the LBS.

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    I use Specialized BG Gel half finger. They help with the sweat and numbness.
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    I actually ride with Downhiller gloves 661 Nytrate's (http://www.sixsixone.com/Catalog_661...1-e100d42cb0b2), they are great, comfortable and protect that hands quite nicely , but then I do use one pair of gloves for Mountain biking and road biking, now reason to get two pairs.
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    I've used a set of Fox Sidewinders offroad for years, in all kinds of weather, but in town I prefer my short finger Campagnolo's during warm weather. I generally will also use my old pair of Specialized Team DH gloves (aka "Spidey" gloves) in cooler weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fifthcircle View Post
    The topic of sweaty palms (not like at the Jr. High dance) hase come up several times in other threads. So I thought I would start a full on thread of it's own.

    I use cheap Trek badged half finger gloves that seem to do the trick ok for now.

    I also have been looking at getting some new gloves, since mine are starting to wear a bit in spots. The padding is also mostly flat on the palms.
    I would say the first thing to remember is riding temperature. The half finger, mesh backed ones, are good in hot weather ( >20℃/68℉), but not so good in cooler weather (10℃/50℉), where a solid back, full fingered glove would work better, and offer better hand protection. In cold weather (<0℃/32℉) I prefer a good thermal glove, although I typically forgo the cycling gloves if it's below freezing, and use heavy mitts instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    I use the Trek badged Classic, crocheted back. $15.00 and COMFORTABLE
    I think I have the same. Leather palms and crocheted back. I got them for my MTB because of the knobby, hard rubber grips and wore them commuting in CA (~25 mi/day). I knew I was riding seriously when I had a tan line not only from the big spot where the velcro strap is, but a faintly noticeable leopard-print from the crocheted area.

    Don't use 'em on my commute now. Something about wearing gloves on an upright three-speed strikes me as a wee bit OC
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    Cold weather riding I use a pair of REI convertible mittens. They start as fingerless gloves, so it's easy to do things like lock the door, then have pockets that fold over your fingers to make mittens (warmer than gloves, all the fingers are together). They work great on the coldest days Baltimore can throw out, which is pretty chilly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joelpalmer View Post
    I think I have the same. Leather palms and crocheted back. I got them for my MTB because of the knobby, hard rubber grips and wore them commuting in CA (~25 mi/day). I knew I was riding seriously when I had a tan line not only from the big spot where the velcro strap is, but a faintly noticeable leopard-print from the crocheted area.

    Don't use 'em on my commute now. Something about wearing gloves on an upright three-speed strikes me as a wee bit OC
    Yep, I'd agree on that (The OCP part)

    I too have Leopard spotted hands, BTW
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    Nike Sphere cycling gloves. Very thin & breathable, very comfortable, no padding. I think they were $25 at my LBS.

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    Hey, Fifthcircle. If you like motocross gloves, you can get them at better prices from different places. I will probably try a few of the different ones I have and see what I think about them for bicycles. Thanks for the idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flip18436572 View Post
    Hey, Fifthcircle. If you like motocross gloves, you can get them at better prices from different places. I will probably try a few of the different ones I have and see what I think about them for bicycles. Thanks for the idea.

    That is why I mentioned DSR. Those guys are all great, and local. Next time you are in Omaha and near the Old Market, check out their store. It's on the corner of 13th & Howard St. You'll have to look at the door for a sign. Over 90% of their business is online (www.dsrpowersports.com)


    OR did you mean that you can get the gloves cheaper than at DSR? I was in a couple dealerships in Lincoln today, and they were definitely more there!!!
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    I've used everything from Campagnolos to Specialized to Nashbars. IMHO - - - No diffewence! So long as the glove keeps my palms off of the bar tape and lets them sweat without dripping, I'm good. My major problem is finding gloves large enough for my gorilla mitts. I use anything from XL to XXL. I prefer the double-X. Anymore, my LBS knows enough to keep at least a pair of XXLs in stock. I buy there.
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    I have some Peal Izumi gloves for my road bike and some Trek gloves for my Hybrid. The Trek glove padding runs a little wider toward the outer edge of the palm and since I have bar ends, they are more comfortable on it.
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    OK, I got a different set of gloves, and I don't mind them at all. The ones I thought were too hot were mesh backed, so I thought there was no hope. But I got some Pear Izumi racing gloves that are as light as can be. I don't need the padding of my other ones.

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