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Old 07-21-06, 12:45 PM   #1
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Redistributing gel in gloves

I don't know if others have had this problem, but I find that after a while -- maybe several months, the gel in my gloves "relocates". Or, it "puddles" in one corner of the stitched area. That seems to imply (to me) that my hand positions are pushing the gel away from where it is probably most useful.

Has anyone found any way to reposition the gel (you know, kind of like fluffing a pillow)?

On another tack, have folks found that the padded handlebars reduce the need for padding (i.e., gel) in the gloves?

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Old 07-21-06, 04:36 PM   #2
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I don't know if others have had this problem, but I find that after a while -- maybe several months, the gel in my gloves "relocates". Or, it "puddles" in one corner of the stitched area. That seems to imply (to me) that my hand positions are pushing the gel away from where it is probably most useful.

Has anyone found any way to reposition the gel (you know, kind of like fluffing a pillow)?

On another tack, have folks found that the padded handlebars reduce the need for padding (i.e., gel) in the gloves?

My hands thank you!

Gary
Whenever I hear the word "gel" in conjunction with cycling, I run as far away from it as I could get. The "gel" always relocate, and one is stuck with a "slanted puddle" mess that ends up defeating the purpose of padding in the first place.

A good slightly padded (not heavily padded) glove is all that is needed. Stay away from anything with "gel", and your cycling should be more enjoyable.

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Old 07-22-06, 03:04 PM   #3
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I find that my hands are sufficiently padded by design. The gel just presses into various parts of my palm which houses some nerves. Over a long ride, this can become painful. You really only need gloves to protect you from a crash and to avoid blisters. Even and thin padding in decent leather palmed gloves should do the trick. On a good fitting bike, there shouldn't be much pressure on your hands anyway.
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