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    What Gloves do you all use?

    After my beloved, unknown brand gloves died this year, I bought a pair of Specialized Body Geometry gloves. I am not pleased at all. They do not soak up sweat very well, there is a gap i the padding right where my hands rest on the bar, and they will not stay fastened. So I am looking for a new pair. What have you found works well for you?
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    My favorite are the Specialized Body Geometry Comp gloves. Perhaps not what you were looking for, but they work for me. I've worn out about four pair of them.

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    I'm sick of wearing through the palms of flimsy overpriced name-brand cycling gloves. I recently bought a pair of Pearl Izumi Gel lites and wore through the palms in less than a month. I switched to cheapo Nashbar fingerless gloves and they are holding up better than any other pair I have ever owned.

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    Assos prosGloves.

    No velcro closure, loops on the finger to pull them off and the right amount of padding in the right places.

    As an added bonus they wash well and are durable.

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    I use a pair of cannondale full fingered gloves for all my riding (except winter) and they have held up well for 3 years now. I have a pair of gore-tex lobster style shell gloves that I wear over them in the rain. The shell gloves are at least 6 years old and a little worn, but they are still fully functional.

    I can't imagine wearing through a pair of gloves in a month - did they come apart at the seems or did you actually wear through the fabric???
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    I got a pair of these Glo Glovs based on Kent Peterson's praise.



    http://www.gloglov.com/order_gloves.html

    http://www.mile43.com/peterson/NeitherRain.html

    They are effective at increasing your visibility at night - especially your hand signals. They fit on over your regular cycling gloves (or wear them by themselves) and have a bit of padding. They cost $25CDN/pr and although I would buy another pair if I lost/wore out these ones I think a more reasonable price would be $15CDN - but I'd rather be safe than $10 richer!
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    Not too particular about brand, but I exclusively use the kind that have the crocheted back.

    When it's cooler out, I use a full fingered glove I picked up at a TA truck stop on sale for $10. They are apparently mechanic's gloves, but fit and work very well. It's the best $0 I've spent on cycling gear.
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    Louis Garneau Ergo Air, currently on sale for $25 at www.perfomance.com. They have more padding than the Pearl Izumi. Seem to last pretty well but after a year-and-a-half of hard use, the padding is less resilient. I wore them on 2000+ miles of brevets this year, including BMB. I did try out a pair of Spenco Ironman gloves, and the padding on those is so thick and has such sharply defined edges that I can't ride them for more than a century. And they're disentegrating after only a few months (now where's that dang receipt, so I can return them ...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebulls
    Louis Garneau Ergo Air, currently on sale for $25 at www.perfomance.com. They have more padding than the Pearl Izumi. Seem to last pretty well but after a year-and-a-half of hard use, the padding is less resilient. I wore them on 2000+ miles of brevets this year, including BMB. I did try out a pair of Spenco Ironman gloves, and the padding on those is so thick and has such sharply defined edges that I can't ride them for more than a century. And they're disentegrating after only a few months (now where's that dang receipt, so I can return them ...)

    +1 on the LG's.
    Didn't know Performance carried them. They were my favorite gloves of last season... I've since switched to PI... don't like them as much.

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    I had Pearl Izumi and Specialized and Cannondale gloves (just to name a few I could remember the names to) but for some reason they only last about 6 months. Then I tried a pair of Trico Sports Handshock gloves with gel padding because they were on sale for $8, but those darn things lasted 4 years and were very comfortable; I just threw them away last month. http://www.tricosports.com/

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    Look at the Iron Clad gloves that you can get at Ace hardware.They're about $25 or $30, but they say they're great. George
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    I have a pair of the Specialized body geometery gloves as well, not too fond of them either. They are comfortable when on the tops or on my mtn bike, but uncomfortable in the drops or on the hoods of my road bike. I''ve had previous good luck with Performances pittard leather gloves, those seemed to last a year or so and be pretty comfortable.

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    I had an old pair of Descente gloves that I loved, and the leather-like palms finally disintegrated at the base of the fingers.

    Tried a pair of Cannondale gel gloves, the padding just wasn't in the right place, and am now using PearlIzumi Carbon Pittard gloves. So far, basically okay, though they do make you sweat a bit since the backs are straight lycra... the padding isn't quite perfect for where my hands rest, but it's been okay for four to five plus hours (all I've been able to find time for this summer...)

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    For cooler weather, full fingered Engine Crew mechanic's gloves, about $10 at local truck stops or online:
    http://www.monstronix.com/clc205bl-p-140398.html


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