takeshi117 just PMed me with this:
Originally Posted by takeshi117
just wondering how these gloves worked out for you. i'm looking for a pair of gloves that will stick well to my unwrapped drops. i have a pair of specialized gloves right now but the sticky plastic part wore off and now i'm slipping all over the place. anyway, those bmws looked pretty slick- how're they working out?
so here's what i wrote:
the gloves are great. the initial two week break-in period was kinda hellacious with the carbon knuckles, but since then, they've been great. i run soyo long keirin grips on the tops/curves of my bars, and i don't ride in the drops too much, but when i do, i feel pretty confident that the gloves will hang on. they've got a nice rubber-like patch right on the upper palm, and the kevlar padding on the lower palm has a little bit of grip to it as well. the yellow kevlar stitchin is kinda coming apart a bit, which i don't like too much, so i might give BMW a call to see what's up with that. that's really my only complaint about them. oh, and i kinda wish they had a second section of kevlar padding on the index and middle finger tips. but that's only because i rub that part of my finger on my tire after i roll through glass to dislodge some of it before it causes a puncture. that's my only complaint.
another plus is that when i put them on, i feel kinda like darth vader. i've even done the "force choke" gesture, and said "i find your lack of faith disturbing," to people. they just look at me funny. i'm going to repost this reply in the forums, other folks might find it helpful.
here are some pictures from their uk website