Now that I got your attention, I need some insight about gloves:
Do any of you guys use carbon fiber knuckled DH/Freeride gloves?
What do you have?
How well do they breathe?
How is the stitching on the inside?
How's the padding/stitching on the underside of the armored knuckles?
How bout padding on the palm?
I've been eying these (yea I know they are moto gloves, and quite possibly overkill, but pavement hurts, people suck, and cars aren't soft, even the mirrors).......http://www.newenough.com/street/glov...le_gloves.html
I'm worried they aren't going to breathe well enough, specifically concerned with the palm, and that they won't get worn enough to justify $60+. Although I have read good things about them being super comfy in regards to the fit, the stitching inside and the padding under the knuckle plate (as well as being highly breathable from a moto perspective, there is a vent integrated into the knuckle plate I think)
I'm basically looking to get some better protection for heavy traffic commuting, cooler days/nights, and spring/fall, not for serious hard mileage (all street). But I hate that stinky glove smell on my hands, so I'm considering all armored options; moto and DH/FR.