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    Carbon fiber gloves

    Anyone ever try one of those cheap carbon-fiber knuckled gloves from eBay? If so, how were they? If not, I'll update this thread with my experiences after I get them.

    I'm thinking of getting a pair; the carbon fiber (even if it turns out to be just plastic) and the rubber finger tips will probably be nice touches should I ever take a spill.

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    I thought about getting some gloves with carbon fiber reinforcements when I was a biker, and didn't after someone mentioned how the carbon fiber shatters in an impact. I didn't want to worry about those tiny sharp pieces cutting my hands if I ever fell off my motorcycle, and still don't want to do that on my bicycle.

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    The times when I have injured my hands during a bicycle fall I usually skinned up the palms of my hands...

    I have always assumed that the gloves with protection across the knuckles were for mountain bikers to protect the hands when hitting branches, tree trunks etc.
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    Some CF uses are just sales gimmicks. OTOH I know where you can get some CF condoms.

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    They work well in mt biking for branches and thorn type stuff.

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    Well, I got them, and for one thing, it isn't carbon fiber but rather some sort of hard plastic. They seem to provide some level of protection for the knuckles ... I tried punching the wall a few times with them on and I barely felt a thing. So this will probably be good if I take a really nasty spill off a bike and my palm ends up facing the sky or something.

    On the palm side everything is rather thin but I think it'll hold up for one spill off a bike.

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