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    Big, Fat, Texan WalksOn2Wheels's Avatar
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    Ideal comutter gloves?

    Or just ideal gloves in general. I bought a pair of those Specialized BG fingerless gloves a while back. They're ok, but honestly, all those "gel" inserts that are supposed to protect your precious nerves just tend to crate uncomfortable pressure points on my palms. I went to the LBS yesterday to have them go over a wheel for me and I took a peak at their gloves selection. It seems like they all had these inserts.

    So I'm looking for fingerless gloves that breathe reasonably well and don't have tons of super hard pads on the palms. Any suggestions?

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    You should probably look at work gloves instead of the cycling variety.
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    Look at wt lifting gloves. I use several kinds of gloves myself over the seasons to no gloves at all.
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    I've been riding with Nashbar crochet back gloves for about 20 years now. This year the last couple of pairs fell apart almost simultaneously and I bought a couple of pair of Planet Bike crochet back gloves.

    They're only good half the year though, in the winter I have to switch to either fleece (down to 30 or so) or lined (down to 0 or so) or thinsulate lined (below 0) gloves. For that I use cheap $10 kohls gloves for the first two, and cheap $10 blaze orange hunting gloves from a department store for the cold insulated ones.
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    If it's warm enough, I don't wear gloves at all, but when it gets cold, I wear a thin pair of merino glove liners. Today ( once lunch is done cooking ) I'm going to carry a pair in my pockets, and hope I don't need them. They wick like you wouldn't believe, they're warm, but not uncomfortably so, and they still insulate when they're wet. Mine double as kayaking and hiking gloves.
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    Spenco has a design patent on a palm padding scheme to take pressure of the nerve bundle .

    Their 'ironman' is a good 3/4 glove.

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    ALWAYS wear gloves. my first fall onto outstretched palms was enough for me.

    if you don't like padding, try Giro Zero. I use those on my road bike, which I much prefer but don't dare riding gloveless. it's like nothing's there
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    I've been using Pearl Izumi half finger gloves for 2 years. I feel naked without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtalinm View Post
    ALWAYS wear gloves. my first fall onto outstretched palms was enough for me.
    +1. I've torn a big chunk of skin off my palms twice in my life. I'm not planning on going for three. You don't forget having your skin off down to the base layers, and having to keep the hand sterile, moistened in gel and bandaged for weeks.
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    Giro Zeros, as mentioned, are pretty good. I have the full-finger Rivet version because my hands sweat too much.

    I don't want to buy a full-finger cycling glove ever again that has a velcro tab to close them around my wrist. It tends to eat holes the fingertips.

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    I wear an old pair of acrylic fingerless fly fishing gloves, purchased from Orvis many years ago. Great for cool weather bike riding.

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    I went ahead and picked these up at the local target:

    http://www.target.com/Reebok-Fitness..._qi_detaillink

    Very minimalist and worth a shot. As soon as they fall apart, I'll have to look into those Giro Zeros. They do look very nice.

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