Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 56

Thread: Cycling Gloves?

  1. #26
    Senior Member decotriumph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Tullahoma, TN USA
    My Bikes
    2014 Bianchi Intenso; 2014 Jamis Dragon 29; 1935 Excelsior Tall Frame; 1930s Elgin Cycle Motor; 1917 Crown; 1900 Monarch Chainless, 1937 BSA male/male tandem, a few more.
    Posts
    112
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a pair of Louis Garneau Flare gloves and a pair of Bontrager Race Gel gloves. On my hybrid, I prefer the Flares and on my road bike, the extra padding of the Bontragers. I think both retail for $35.
    Alan M.
    Tullahoma, TN

  2. #27
    Been Around Awhile I-Like-To-Bike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Burlington Iowa
    My Bikes
    Vaterland and Ragazzi
    Posts
    20,541
    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gregf83 View Post
    I use them in the winter when it's cold but not now when it's warm.
    Same for me; except when it gets real cold, then it is mitten time. Nothing cycling specific.

  3. #28
    Senior Member Sci-Fi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,250
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Depends on which bike I'm using. In general, I use a pair of on sale $10-15 REI Giro padded fingerless gloves when riding my hybrid or road bike. Doesnt matter with my other bikes unless its cold or raining...then its full gloves regardless of bike and the gloves are not bike specific...keeping everything dry and warm is paramount. Come to think about it, my rainsuit is a lightweight motorcycle one with 3M highly reflective stripes.

  4. #29
    Yogi on Wheels schiiism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Cypress, CA
    My Bikes
    2010 Orbea Diva Dura-Ace, 2012 Fuji Finest, 1986 Univega Gran Turismo
    Posts
    139
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    These are the men's version of my favorite pair of gloves. They have generous padding in the right places, but aren't too bulky. I put mine through the washer every two weeks or so and other than some piling (which is on the outside, so just cosmetic) they have stayed completely intact.

    Amazon.com : Canari Cyclewear Men's Evolution Gel Plus Cycling Glove : Clothing

  5. #30
    Senior Member ill.clyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Milwaukee
    My Bikes
    2012 Kona Jake, 2009 Trek 1.2, 1997 Trek 6700
    Posts
    2,037
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Always ... mine are Specialized that I got on closeout.

    I also have two older pairs of PIs that I rotate in the warmer months when gloves get wet with sweat.

    If you're looking to save money, shop at Nashbar. Usually they sell last year's models at a pretty decent discount. If you can wait til one of their sales or get a coupon code, you'll save even more

  6. #31
    Let's Ride! RidingMatthew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Winston Salem, NC USA
    My Bikes
    --07 Scott S40 Speedster --2010 Jamis 650b1-- 2012 Motobecane Fantom CX
    Posts
    860
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i bought some full finger gloves for mountain biking from Price point they were $11 i think. RavX love them! They are just now starting to wear out. I have some road biking gloves i bought in 2007 for around $24 or so they are kinda stinky sometimes and are starting to fall apart but they are still comfortable and functional. I also bought some of these for winter riding and I really like them.

    Most recently for mountain biking i bought some of these work gloves from Harbor Freight. I think they give some great grip on the trail but definitely seem warmer than my other mtn biking gloves but price is right.

    if i dont have gloves i am okay but for longer rides i like to have gloves. I also have wrecked mountain biking and I like to have gloves on if i ever go down.
    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis

  7. #32
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    My Bikes
    2010 Surly LHT, 1999 Rocky Mountain Turbo
    Posts
    1,147
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    In the non frigid months I weat MEC paddling gloves. The neoprene keeps my fingers warm, they are grippy, not too padded and they last (a year and half to two I would say. I no longer recall how much they cost, but they are worth it. They do get warm in the summer, but then I go without. They are great to keep fingers numble and I can almost anything I need with them. I just pop them in the washed and dryer every few days and they hold up fine.

    In the frigid months I have Black Diamond ski gloves. They keep you warm, are not too bulky and still have digit control. I just pull the liners inside out to dry during the day (takes practice to get efficient to put them back in) or wash and dry them depending on how soping the rain leaves them.

  8. #33
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Cincinnati
    My Bikes
    1988 Centurion Le Mans RS (stolen!), 2009 Bianchi Pista (48-16), 2014 Gunnar Sport (Arrived! Pictures soon!)
    Posts
    97
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm another one in the pro-glove camp. I used to ride without them, but I find my rides are much more comfortable with them. I usually stick to the padded type, like pearl izumi elites or the specialized body geometry (although I find these ones wear out much quicker). I've also alternated between cork and non-padded bar tape and the combination of cork tape/padded gloves is my favorite. Although I have drop bars on my bike, it's a track bike so the bars are fairly narrow with no hoods and I find that I only really have two usable hand positions. My preference for gloves and cork tape might change once I get my road bike though!

  9. #34
    Senior Member decosse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Las Vegas
    My Bikes
    2013 Bianchi Milano Dama, 2014 Specialized Vita Sport
    Posts
    84
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by daihard View Post
    I wear a pair of the Specialized Body Geometry gloves. They work very well for me both on a flat handlebar and a drop handlebar.
    +1. Very comfortable, grippy, light. I forget I have them on. Good color choices, on sale at times.

  10. #35
    Seńior Member ItsJustMe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    Windsor Fens, Giant Seek 0 (2014, Alfine 8 + discs)
    Posts
    11,802
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have messed my hands up in falls a couple of times and really don't like to ride without gloves anymore.

    I just buy Chinese cheapies off eBay for $8 to $10. I've had $25 or so semi-name-brand gloves in the past, the Chinese ones seem about as good and to last actually a little longer.
    Work: the 8 hours that separates bike rides.

  11. #36
    Senior Member daihard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    My Bikes
    Trek, Cannondale
    Posts
    1,540
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ItsJustMe View Post
    I have messed my hands up in falls a couple of times and really don't like to ride without gloves anymore.
    I hardly ever ride without gloves, either. My BG gloves just feel so comfortable.
    Badly-behaved cyclists are usually just cyclists with inadequate infrastructure. Or none at all. - Mikael Colville-Andersen

  12. #37
    F.A.I.C.G
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saint Paul, MN
    My Bikes
    1974ish John Deere black men's road bike, Aluminum MTB for Winter
    Posts
    62
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I always ride with gloves, full fingered non-padded Ansell HI VIZ in Blaze Orange from Menards. Need to use my fingers at work so I don't need to get them covered with road rash and the HI VIZ can't hurt for signaling turns. I have some padded Pearl fingerless gloves that I used to use but are now regulating to use with the dandelion fork, the padding is really nice for keeping my palm from getting blisters.
    My Bike: Black 1974 John Deere Men's Racer, with updates

  13. #38
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    77
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fingerless Giro gloves for Summer, and most of the time in Spring and Fall.

    Full-finger Giro gloves for those colder Spring/Fall mornings, and most of Winter.

    PI lobsters when it gets too far below freezing.

  14. #39
    Senior Member Mr. Hairy Legs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Delta/Richmond, B.C.
    My Bikes
    Norco Charger 7.3, Trek 1.5C, Norco Threshold A3, Trek 4300, Carrera Combat
    Posts
    867
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Always. This time of year, $20 fingerless gloves from the LBS.

  15. #40
    Senior Member TransitBiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Newtown, PA
    My Bikes
    2012 Breezer Uptown Infinity
    Posts
    1,736
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I never wear gloves unless it's chilly out. Pretty sure putting any type of glove on would make riding in heat (80f+) not workable, as my hands act as radiators and do not actually sweat that much. Been looking to help protect myself from future road rash on palms, but i'm trying to figure out a way to do this without something that covers back & palm & between fingers...

    - Andy
    I can't wait for the next pint of good chocolate milk after a long ride.

  16. #41
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    6367 km away from the center of the Earth
    Posts
    1,179
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TransitBiker View Post
    I never wear gloves unless it's chilly out. Pretty sure putting any type of glove on would make riding in heat (80f+) not workable, as my hands act as radiators and do not actually sweat that much. Been looking to help protect myself from future road rash on palms, but i'm trying to figure out a way to do this without something that covers back & palm & between fingers...

    - Andy
    You mean those?








  17. #42
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My favorite are the Rivendale retro style @ $17 and they got a lot of neat other stuff

    Cheers

  18. #43
    Senior Member duckbill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Waterloo, Ontario
    My Bikes
    Marinoni X4
    Posts
    423
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good padded gloves could help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome or if you already have this, it can assist in alleviate some discomfort. I have always worn padded gloves for comfort and protection.

  19. #44
    Senior Member BobbyG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    My Bikes
    1997 Nishiki Blazer, 1984 Nishiki International
    Posts
    428
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    $1 brown cotton work gloves from the dollar store. Over the years, I found the main purpose of gloves for me was as a convenient snot rag. You can't beat using the whole of the back of your hand to wipe your nose with cottony softness. And at $1 a pair, you can just toss 'em when they get dirty. In the summer I cut the fingers off. In the fall and spring I leave the fingers on, and in the winter, I put them over whatever gloves I'm using. Speaking of snot-rags...I get the 3 for a dollar red shop rags from the dollar store and keep those in my frame bag. I had been using tissue which was too flimsy, and paper towels which was too rough.
    "When life hands you lumens, make lumen-aide!"

  20. #45
    Senior Member Shimagnolo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Zang's Spur, CO
    Posts
    6,451
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by duckbill View Post
    Good padded gloves could help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome or if you already have this, it can assist in alleviate some discomfort. I have always worn padded gloves for comfort and protection.
    In 1996 I had a crash that resulted in a very bad Colles fracture at the left wrist.
    For years afterward, that wrist was very sensitive to shock.
    My solution was to wear gel-padded gloves.
    The sensitivity faded after 5 years or so, and I no longer need gel-padding.

    These were the last padded gloves I used: Ironclad WWI-04-L Vibration Impact Gloves, Large - Impact Reducing Safety Gloves - Amazon.com
    Last edited by Shimagnolo; 05-26-14 at 09:29 AM.

  21. #46
    Senior Member LordMarv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    My Bikes
    Fuji Espree, Sun EZ-1 Recumbent Bike
    Posts
    121
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wear these, very comfortable

    Bontrager: Crochet Glove (Model #07713)

  22. #47
    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    NW,Oregon Coast
    My Bikes
    7
    Posts
    3,097
    Mentioned
    44 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Mainly When my hands are cold .. I live in a small town , and almost in the center, now ..

    But I have a bunch of different gloves collected over the Decades. ..

    amongst them some Spenco Gel palm pads that would fit right in with the 41st post.

  23. #48
    Senior Member lanahk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Jefferson City, MO
    My Bikes
    LHT, Giant Defy2, 83 Fuji Del Rey
    Posts
    85
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've worn gloves since I was 14 and went down in gravel. Got a piece of rock embedded in my hand.

    If you haven't tried cycling gloves before, try an inexpensive pair. If you don't like them, then you haven't invested much into them. If you like them, when they wear out after a season, get something a better. I'm fond of these Bontrager gloves. Inexpensive but comfortable.

    Gloves are protection in an accident and comfort on the handlebars. I consider them as essential as a helmet for me.

  24. #49
    bill nyecycles the sci guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Houston TX
    Posts
    1,344
    Mentioned
    17 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a pair of these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    and these: http://amzn.com/B00AZ8GMP4

    both so far have held up well, been through the wash, and have sufficient padding. I've worn them for casual rides, and also organized (t-shirt) rides, and the MS150 as well.
    Twitter@theSurlyBiker

  25. #50
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    20,722
    Mentioned
    111 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Perl Izumi clothing sometimes commands high prices, but I have never regretted buying anything with that label on it.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

    Tom Reingold, noglider@pobox.com
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •