Just picked some of these up and now wonder why I waited so long. I got them because I have to bend over more on the new Trek FX as opposed to my more upright riding position on the Navigator, and this puts more weight on my hands. These gloves are fantastic! I wonder if this is what it may be with bike shorts vs regular shorts for the rear.
Another thing I noticed is that with this bent over riding position my weight seems to be more evenly distributed between the front and rear wheels. My rear feels far less sore after a 40 mile ride, and I'm using the same seat. I'm also hoping it helps prevent rear wheel problems that I had with the upright riding position on the Navigator. The new riding position just feels so much better to me, comfort, control, and pedaling.