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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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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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    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).

    jeff

    Note: Fox gloves are sweet.

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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.

    Koffee

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    Chairman of the Bored catatonic's Avatar
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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.
    "There'll be time for complacency when I'm six feet under. "

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