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    What gloves do you wear?

    Looking for some gloves that will be normally worn while road bike in 60* or warmer up to 100* I might use them for occasional mountain biking also. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

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    Fingerless bike gloves.. when i go out for long rides, more often I use fingered gloves to keep my hands warm

    I live where 100f days are rare to nil.

    have several over the years

    seal skins Patagonia , Spenco,

    fleece .+. black diamond shell.. water repellant

    or the leather/thinsulate ones I got from Goodwill
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    Fingerless bike gloves. Personally, I prefer minimal or no padding.

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    Fingerless with gel padding. Too much vibration makes my hands tingle or hurt, and it makes my "essential tremor" worse. Real gel is important.

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    Whatever fits good, feels good and is on sale in fingerless cycling gloves.

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    My favorite warm weather gloves are a pair of very light lycra-backed Pearl Izumis, though I cycle (no pun intended) among them, some older Treks and some Avenir old-school cotton crocheted-back ones.
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    Ideally for me (all non-padded, leather-palmed):

    Over 60: Fingerless
    45-60: Full finger non-insulated (next on my shopping list)
    Under 45: Full finger lightly insulated

    Around here, the temps don't drop below freezing (typical overnight lows are 37-42 in the winter), so I have no real need for heavily insulated gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    My favorite warm weather gloves are a pair of very light lycra-backed Pearl Izumis, though I cycle (no pun intended) among them, some older Treks and some Avenir old-school cotton crocheted-back ones.

    I must get your overstock gloves. I also like Pearl Izumis and for real warm weather I use Avenir Crocheted gloves. My Long finger gloves are Giant and rather than Trek I cycle through Specialized BG gloves.
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    No cycling specific gloves for me (at least not now). I use either a pair of fingerless weightlifting/gym gloves or a pair of fingerless paintball gloves, whichever ones that haven't been swiped by my son. Also been known to use a pair of latex palm and fingered garden gloves from Dollar Tree.

    In colder temps, I just picked up a pair of hunting gloves with Thinsulate- hopefully that'll keep my hands from going too numb.

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    I've been very satisfied with the Giro Monoco gloves. They are fingerless with a bit of padding.
    This last summer my dealer's catalog also had them in white & blue in addition to the colors shown at the link.

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    I am using Serfas RX gloves. I often got numbness and tingling in my left hand while touring and on long event rides even using gloves with thicker gel than the RX. The problems have completely disappear with RX.
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    Louis Garneau Ergo Air Gels (2010 model) have worked for me from 60-105F. No probs.

    I think anything above 60F should be fine with any fingerless gloves.

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    Spenco Iron Man Classic. Great gloves with good (6mm) gel padding. bk

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    Normally, light-weight full finger gloves, various types over the years, currently liking a "SmartWool" set. I started wearing full finger gloves when mountain biking to protect my fingers just a bit during falls, and it has become a habit.
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    I hate wearing gloves, when I have to it is sugoi full finger because it is cold.

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    ^^That'll change the first time you get road rash on your palms.

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    Fingerless gloves in the summer months (May-September)
    Full fingered mountain biking gloves in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-December)
    Waterproof lightly insulated gloves (not bike specific, but warm enough and waterproof enough for a Shanghai winter) in winter (December-February)
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    Head (tennis brand) running gloves, just because my hands get extremely cold very quickly. They are almost windproof and my hands don't get sweaty in them. I tried Easton batting gloves which are also wind resistant, but don't absorb sweat. Cycling gloves in general are just too thin and breathable for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT4 View Post
    Head (tennis brand) running gloves, just because my hands get extremely cold very quickly. They are almost windproof and my hands don't get sweaty in them. I tried Easton batting gloves which are also wind resistant, but don't absorb sweat. Cycling gloves in general are just too thin and breathable for me.
    I have a pair of Head running gloves too, that I got at Costco at the start of the cold weather last year. When I need the lightest full-finger gloves I wear them, or a pair of the lightest Performance full-fingers they have. Both have worked well, though on Hilly Hundred I had a seam blow out on the Heads the first time I wore them. My wife repaired them for me.
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    POC Index Air full finger on road bikes and Index Flows on the mtb.

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    I wear Carhartt Pigskin utility gloves year round for both work and riding. In the summer I shorten the fingers for ventilation while in winter (if I ride at all in very cold temps) I leave them long.

    These gloves are both flexible and tough so I'm well protected in a fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1mad View Post
    ^^That'll change the first time you get road rash on your palms.
    I'm still waiting for that first time after riding without gloves for close to 60 years, except for cold weather.
    Until that first time occurs, I prefer no gloves unless cold weather requires them for warmth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraigB View Post
    I have a pair of Head running gloves too, that I got at Costco at the start of the cold weather last year. When I need the lightest full-finger gloves I wear them, or a pair of the lightest Performance full-fingers they have. Both have worked well, though on Hilly Hundred I had a seam blow out on the Heads the first time I wore them. My wife repaired them for me.

    Got mine at Costco too. The same gloves here, but I only paid $10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
    I'm still waiting for that first time after riding without gloves for close to 60 years, except for cold weather.
    Until that first time occurs, I prefer no gloves unless cold weather requires them for warmth.
    Seriously? If you've been riding for 60 years, it's way more likely you can't remember than it's not ever happened...

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    My preference is for the classic look of crochet-back gloves, but I also like some gel padding. The only ones available now to my knowledge are Spenco Classics, and the two pairs I recently obtained both ripped a seam along the thumb by the third ride. Emailed them with feedback and never heard back. Quite disappointed in this total junk.

    I then bought some Planet Bike classic gloves. Not gel padded, but a comfortable amount of traditional padding. Very reasonably priced. Still looking for my perfect pair, but these will do fine until then.

    In the low 50 range, I put some full fingered silk liners under them.
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