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    What gloves do you wear?

    I dunno about you guys, but I like wearing gloves when I ride, to give me a bit of extra grip, especially if I'm holding bars w/o grips or tape. Keeps my hands warm and my grip firm. But I'm sick of having my gloves come apart at the seams within just a month or two of buying them. They split, the fingertips fray, and in general they just disintegrate. What's a good, all-purpose full-fingered riding glove I can wear and abuse without worrying about it deteriorating? This is something I'm gonna be using every day. Putting 'em on and pulling 'em off several times over the course of my day. So they've got to be sturdy stuff! I don't mind paying for 'em, anymore, as long as they last.

    Any suggestions?

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    I use thin leather motorcycle gloves, with padding in the palms
    the leather is perforated and breaths decently well. Excellent grip and durability. I also use them every day, rain or shine, and i have had them for almost 1.5 years now.

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    I use OGK carbon armoured downhill specific gloves. They have lasted for years

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    Pearl Izumis, when I can find 'em ... others too but my favs in the past are those for many reasons

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    I like classic gloves with cotton webbing over the hands. I buy whatever I can find on eBay.

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    ride hard lol

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    ive got a pair of thor motocross gloves from my crotch rocket days a wear on cooler days. they are leather an the palm with no padding (i like em that way) and mesh on the top side. they are great for fall and spring.

    summer i ride gloveless and i haven't found a winter glove i like yet

    the thors are getting kind of rough so i'm going to give these a shot:

    Last edited by thirdgenbird; 11-26-09 at 11:32 AM.

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    My epidermis is all I need; in matter of fact they keep my entire body warm.

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    Bare hands when it's over 60. From 50-60, I wear those cheap-o knit gloves that you can find just about anywhere. Under 50, I put on some Cannondale fleece gloves that I've had forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanupinaisle3 View Post
    I dunno about you guys, but I like wearing gloves when I ride, to give me a bit of extra grip, especially if I'm holding bars w/o grips or tape. Keeps my hands warm and my grip firm. But I'm sick of having my gloves come apart at the seams within just a month or two of buying them. They split, the fingertips fray, and in general they just disintegrate. What's a good, all-purpose full-fingered riding glove I can wear and abuse without worrying about it deteriorating? This is something I'm gonna be using every day. Putting 'em on and pulling 'em off several times over the course of my day. So they've got to be sturdy stuff! I don't mind paying for 'em, anymore, as long as they last.

    Any suggestions?
    Fail

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    Picked these up a few weeks ago and am loving them... they come with MEC's no questions asked guarantee and with a base glove have used them at -10 C and have been really comfortable.

    The design is nice as they are quite breathable between the main fingers and can be cool when you open your hand / splay your fingers but when you close your hand they feel like a mitten as your fingers get to share their heat with each other.

    If they can stand uo to CC skiing they should adapt well to riding too... my little sister also bought a pair and is equally pleased with them.

    http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1259264331566

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    Oh yeah... you live pretty close to Canada so get similar weather... ... wrap your bars as this will do much to keep your hands much much warmer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyIII View Post
    I like classic gloves with cotton webbing over the hands. I buy whatever I can find on eBay.
    Note the OP's location... cotton web gloves aren't gonna cut it and pretty soon it will be time to put on the mittens here.

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    Giro Lussos ftw
    giro_lusso_gloves_09.jpg
    Excellent gloves, but really pricey.
    Got mine used for $20

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    summer:



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    (silk glove liners)

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    that said, I recommend craft or gore for durability.

    for winter (esp. in toronto), you cannot go wrong with pearl izumi lobster barrier gloves. silk liners for extra cold days.

    tapeless bars in the winter = jackass
    Last edited by bionnaki; 11-26-09 at 03:09 PM.

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    I find small children (under 5 works best) to be exceptionally light and very easy to trick.

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    I have 4 pairs of gloves... light ventilated full fingers gloves from MEC for summer, my new CC gloves from MEC for 5 to about -10 C, wool flip mitts with a liner glove, and some ski gloves I am just not that enthusiastic about as they aren't nearly as warm as the woolies which have taken me out in weather as cold as -46 C.

    Have been thinking of making pogies or "moose mitts" for when it gets really cold.

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    Baseball Batting Gloves.

    I raced at the velodrome on a set all season. They are still in one piece.

    They cost $10-20 for a quality pair. Available at any sporting goods store. Designed to take abuse while providing good grip on all fingers and palm (not index and middle finger). Made of quality leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    I raced at the velodrome on a set all season. They are still in one piece.

    By the way, I have a set of $100+ keirin gloves with carbon fiber knuckles. Those tore up after about 2 months of use. I went back to the batting gloves.

    The batting gloves obviously aren't for 0-degree riding. But, I don't ride/train/commute in weather like that. They are fine for 50+ degree weather that I ride/train in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    baseball batting gloves. Made of quality leather.
    +1

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    Lobster claws is where it's at if you are dealing with below freezing temps.

    http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1259277826311
    A little expensive at $99, but if your dealing with sub freezing you will want them.

    http://www.coloradocyclist.com/product/item/LOUXTRZK
    A little cheaper at $70, but not waterproof if that's a big deal

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    warmer weather:no gloves
    cooler weather aka fall and spring: fox pawtector bmx gloves, good for cross racing too
    winter: perl izumi cyclones

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    I wear outdoorsy little boy mittens. Nothing keeps my fingers as warm as the company of other fingers.

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