Join Date: Jan 2008
Bikes: Scott scale 29er, Gary fisher Rig SS 29er, Fuji Cross pro, Novara Randonee, Scattante TI custom build, Fuji Team
Cold weather glove - Giro Blaze vs 2010 PI Cyclone
I guess I should have posted here first for a good response.... that will teach me to hang out in the 41.
Im up in Seattle... its wet and cold.... but I never really have to worry about weather below 40 on training rides. I can get away with long finger Mechanix gloves or non-insulated long finger gloves.... but boy do my fingers freeze. I do have a pair of REI cycling gloves with some windblock, but I hate anything bulky that affects my hand dexterity.
Last year I was shopping around for a glove that had some insulation (with or without windblock) but kept some dexterity. People were talking about the PI cyclones, but it seemed to have awful seams in the wrong places. However, this year, PI redesigned them and they seem to feel quite different. I also scoped out some Giro Blaze gloves, which fit snug and felt more just like a neoprene skin.
I would appreciate anyone's opinion on the new PI design or the blaze, as both can be had for under 40 bucks. Looking to use them for long/nasty road rides and races (2-4 hours in 40 degree weather) and maybe CX (hence the dexterity and why I used simple mechanix) next year.