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Old 12-02-04, 02:29 AM   #1
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has anyone else had problems with the performance bike house branded gloves?

This is the second pair of their "century gloves" I have had the seams start to fray off on, during my first ride with them (each ride less than 5 miles).

The seams around the gel pad are the ones I noticed them happening to first...it's pretty irritating to have $20 pair of gloves go boom on you

So...any good gloves for a size L, who happens to have rather fat fingers...the century gloves were about as tight as I could stand around my fingers...they didnt cut circulation, but they do leave a slight seamprint when I remove them....but those werent the seams that were ripping open...it was the ones along the palm, holding the padding in.
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Old 12-02-04, 02:08 PM   #2
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yeah I had the same problem.
my century gloves lasted 20miles into my actual century.
In general I like performance as a store, but not as a
manufacturer of products. Everything is kinda cheap.

If there's an REI in your area check them out. They have
an amazing return policy & most of their stuff is tested out
by the employees. I ordered online a pair of SIDI shoes
once and they let me return them just because they never
felt right. I ended up getting a great pair of Shimano (on
an employee recommendation).

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Note: Fox gloves are sweet.
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Old 12-02-04, 02:21 PM   #3
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I have put like 700 miles on a pair of their Elite Coolmax gloves since late Sept and they are still in very good condition.
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I have some Thunderwear (of San Clemente Ca.) cold weather 3/4 gloves with a heavy leather palm and a neoprene full back in large that I really like.

If you really need gel, put it under your bar tape not in your gloves.
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No, but I am having a problem with the Performance brand toesies. They keep fraying on the bottom.

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It's not needing gel so much as those being the lightest padding padded gloves I could find. I'm not a fan of huge padding, but I need just a tiny bit to get my hoods feeling right.
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Hi,
I got one of the better gloves, and it's the first glove I've really liked since Nashbar stopped selling my all time fave. I also have their neoprene glove, and it's doing ok so far. The cheap stuff anywhere is usually less than satisfactory.
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I have a half-fingered summer glove from Performance. It is fraying a bit at the ends of the fingers. But I've been using them for a few months.

I've also had the Performance toasties for a couple months, and they are just about done for. I use MTB shoes with toe clips, and it's tearing the bottom of the toasties up.

I thought their arm warmers weren't very useful. Low prices, but not the best quality.
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