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    What's the difference between these two gloves..this is functionally speaking of course hehe

    what are the advantages and disadvantages of the two?

    thanks
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    ONe keeps your fingers warm...one dosn't.

    One stops blisters....one dosn't.

    One protect your entire hand...one dosn't.


    You can probalby guess what type I wear

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    Half finger gloves ventilate better but won't completely protect your hands in a crash. Full finger gloves are very hot but protect yours hands more in a crash. Both will add padding and prevent calises (spelling?).

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    Alright serious talk here. The full fingers gloves are great to protect your hands on trails. But I have worn them on general 60km bike rides and then get so friggen hot and swetty! I have the cheaper Fox gloves and when its windy they do nothing!

    Best thing to do would have a set of each so you can decide what to wear depending on conditions.

    And the half gloves wont give you blisters by the way

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    My full finger gloves don't cause blisters , but my cheap-o grips do!

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    uh the main differance is that NOBODY RIDES HALF FINGER GLOVES

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    Quote Originally Posted by willett
    uh the main differance is that NOBODY RIDES HALF FINGER GLOVES
    You might have just started a big debate....XC guys do.

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    up here in vancouver my friend, nobody rides them

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    You never said that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    You might have just started a big debate....XC guys do.
    Old roadies do too... I think the answer lies in where you like to ride, and how often you crash. Heck, they're under $15... Get a pair of each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    Half finger gloves ventilate better but won't completely protect your hands in a crash. Full finger gloves are very hot but protect yours hands more in a crash. Both will add padding and prevent calises (spelling?).
    I wear full fingered most of the time and have never had an issue with heat when it comes to gloves.
    Quote Originally Posted by willett
    uh the main differance is that NOBODY RIDES HALF FINGER GLOVES
    Holy foolish generalization Batman!
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    up here in vancouver my friend, nobody rides them
    Have you personally interviewed everyone in Vancouver? How about just the cyclists? Didn't think so.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheOtherGuy
    Old roadies do too... I think the answer lies in where you like to ride, and how often you crash. Heck, they're under $15... Get a pair of each.
    I'm not "old" nor am I really a roadie, but I loved my old crochet back Spenco's. Too bad the only ones I can find now are the Nashbar versions.
    That was the mark of a cyclist - mesh "freckles" on the back of your hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by g3ck0
    What's teh difference between these two gloves..this is functionally speaking of course hehe

    what are the advantages and disadvantages of the two?

    thanks
    Half-fingered gloves are kind of flaky. They remind me of dorks at the gym who use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willett
    uh the main differance is that NOBODY RIDES HALF FINGER GLOVES
    Maybe, but people do wear them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    I wear full fingered most of the time and have never had an issue with heat when it comes to gloves.
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    Exactly...it's not like your hands are a major source of heat dissipation.

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    I'm a fan of half finger gloves myself. Cooler than full fingers in the summer. Can't say I get calluses from braking and shifting. When I do go down, usually end up using the palm area of the hand anyways. Neither full or half finger will prevent thorns anyways in my area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    Half-fingered gloves are kind of flaky. They remind me of dorks at the gym who use them.
    Then you'd never appreciate these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raiyn
    Then you'd never appreciate these
    nope...but they would look really sexy on a woman working out!

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    yea, so i was wondering...wouldn't it feel hot in fll-fingered gloves? I plan to wear them mainly to prevent calluses from forming...so would half-fingered loves do the job? and do they look THAT bad?

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    I dont see the problem with either glove. If your riding a lot and its hot, wear the half fingered. If you want better protection then wear the full 'hand' one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbiker555
    You might have just started a big debate....XC guys do.
    Possibly but I'll admit to being one XC guy that doesn't. As far as heat is concerned, I ride mine during the summers and haven't had a problem with my hands getting too hot. I ride with half-fingers when I'm on my roadbike though because the fingertips of full-fingered gloves tend to get caught in between the STI shift levers and I feel they're generally unnecessary for me for road riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by g3ck0
    yea, so i was wondering...wouldn't it feel hot in fll-fingered gloves? I plan to wear them mainly to prevent calluses from forming...so would half-fingered loves do the job? and do they look THAT bad?
    No...they don't look that bad at all...

    Just don't wear leather chaps as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g3ck0
    yea, so i was wondering...wouldn't it feel hot in fll-fingered gloves? I plan to wear them mainly to prevent calluses from forming...so would half-fingered loves do the job? and do they look THAT bad?
    Slow down and take some prde in what you post. This isn't a real time chat where everything is going to scroll off the page.

    Myth: Full fingered gloves are hot.
    Truth: Full fingered gloves are perfectly comfortable in most temperature ranges. Most gloves these days are made with wicking fabrics similar to those used in jerseys

    Myth: Half finger gloves don't protect you
    Truth: Half finger gloves protect nearly as well as full finger gloves. Full finger gloves tend to have a little more rubber "armor" on the top but that's usually just a slight abrasion deterrant and it's attached to a substrate that can be cut in a severe crash. Most times you'll be landing on you hands palms down which is why they tend to use leather in this area.

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    I wear full fingered gloves. Addmittedly your hands do become sweaty (after a while causing your gloves to smell kinda like a mixture of vinegar and dog poo ) but heat has never been a problem for me. The funny thing is that if you get a cheaper, tight-fitting (which you want BTW, otherwise they'll bunch up when you grip the handlebar) pair (like mine I assume), you'll probably find that they'll get holes in the ends of the fingers and turn out like half-finger gloves anyway!
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    I'm going to get half fingered gloves. I just know I'd rip full finger gloves if I ever get full finger gloves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    Half-fingered gloves are kind of flaky. They remind me of dorks at the gym who use them.

    When I started mountain biking, I wore my weight-lifting gloves. They're still around here somewhere. And, no, they're not full-fingered. They do look super, tho, thanks for asking. Now, I just wear what's comfy. Half-finger Specialized right now cuz it's stupid hot and humid here.
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