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Old 03-06-06, 12:52 AM   #1
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Glove recommendations

Any recommendations for gloves? Something with a decent amount of padding. Light weight. Comes in black?
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a shell over something with padding. its good to have options.
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sorry man, im a little intoxihibited. im sure someone will have better advice.
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Old 03-06-06, 03:35 AM   #5
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I thought you meant winter gloves, but then I saw you're from socal. Take $15 to your LBS. Buy gloves. Get gel if you want. Done.
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I just bought some Rapha's because I'm tired of replacing $30 dollar gloves every 4 months.

Prolly another week until they get here - but when they do - I'll let you know how they feel.
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wow. rapha has some pretty nice stuff. i like that jacket. anyone else got some rapha gear?
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Old 03-06-06, 01:02 PM   #8
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wow. rapha has some pretty nice stuff. i like that jacket. anyone else got some rapha gear?
I have the jacket. Great for really cold/rain. It is my mainstay for commuting six month of the year. Doesn't breathe well enough from May-September though, but that is what vests or wool are for anyway, and now they do make a lightweight version, and a rain slicker too...They make real high quality, well engineered stuff.
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Oh, and I just bought a pair of Specialized "deflect" gloves that I really like. Great for the East Coast weather we're having now.
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I just bought some Rapha's because I'm tired of replacing $30 dollar gloves every 4 months.
I know what you mean I bought a pair of "Pearl Izumi GEL-lite" gloves a couple months back, they seemed pretty nice when I first got them, but those thing startes falling apart pretty quickly. Now (only about 3 or 4 months later) they look like I stole 'em off a hobo.

Damn, those Rapha's look nice. How much did you pay.
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I just bought some Rapha's because I'm tired of replacing $30 dollar gloves every 4 months.

Prolly another week until they get here - but when they do - I'll let you know how they feel.
I'm looking forward to your review. I've been wanting a pair of the Grand Tour goves for a long time, but could never pull the trigger. I think I'm ready now, with the new frame due in about 3 months.
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Don't buy Cannondale's 3-Season glove; nice palm grip and padding, but have started to fall apart after 2 months. Also I don't know what the 3rd season is as they're not very wind/cold resistant for the winter and too thick for the summer.

Should be "3-Seasons of occasional riding in southern california when it's not raining Glove"
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wow, i want one of those hats, they ship to the US?
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I've just been checking out all Rapha's merch. It's amazing looking stuff, but expen$$ive.
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i really like my pearl izumi gel-lites. they're lightly padded, super comfy and keep your hands cool.
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From Rapha glove description:

Hand stitched with double stitching at key wear points, road-specific pad design using 2mm pads from army sniper gloves, towelling wipe-back, knuckle holes, Velcro fastener, stamped Rapha logo

From Army sniper gloves?????? Snipers need padding, too?????
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Menard's has a great set of tight-fitting leather/nylon stretchy stuff "outdoor work gloves" that are cut at the knuckles and work just as well as any $30 bike gloves for $6
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From Rapha glove description:

Hand stitched with double stitching at key wear points, road-specific pad design using 2mm pads from army sniper gloves, towelling wipe-back, knuckle holes, Velcro fastener, stamped Rapha logo

From Army sniper gloves?????? Snipers need padding, too?????
If they're good enough for army snipers they're good enough for me.
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odyssey bmx gloves. warm and they have good grip and padding. i've been riding my fixed gear and my bmx with these gloves and they've lasted 2 years.
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get some $6 performance gloves and take them back every time they fall apart. They will do it.
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I'm looking forward to your review. I've been wanting a pair of the Grand Tour goves for a long time, but could never pull the trigger.
+1.. I have been drooling over those for some time. Keep us posted!!
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I was using these Harbinger wrist wrap weight training gloves for a while. they were very tough, comefortable, and provided excelent wrist support. The only problem, is that they didn't breath at all, so my hands smelled like feet at the end of a ride.
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I have been using mechanix gloves for several years now .
Absolutly bomb proof.
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Nice. Do you recommend a spesific pair? ther's quite a lot to choose from.
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Anyone use gloves with some tack/grip?
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