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Old 05-19-14, 08:17 PM   #26
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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.
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Old 05-19-14, 08:30 PM   #27
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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.
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Old 05-20-14, 12:19 AM   #28
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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.
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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
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Old 05-20-14, 06:54 AM   #30
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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
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Old 05-20-14, 08:57 AM   #31
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-20-14, 11:51 AM   #33
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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!
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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.
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Old 05-20-14, 02:09 PM   #35
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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.
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Old 05-20-14, 07:48 PM   #36
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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.
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Old 05-25-14, 09:26 PM   #37
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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.
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Old 05-25-14, 09:36 PM   #38
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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.
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Old 05-25-14, 10:25 PM   #39
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Always. This time of year, $20 fingerless gloves from the LBS.
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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...

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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...

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Old 05-26-14, 07:23 AM   #42
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My favorite are the Rivendale retro style @ $17 and they got a lot of neat other stuff

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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.
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Old 05-26-14, 08:20 AM   #44
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$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.
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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

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I wear these, very comfortable

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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.
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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.
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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.
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Perl Izumi clothing sometimes commands high prices, but I have never regretted buying anything with that label on it.
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