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Old 11-16-14, 08:53 PM   #1
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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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