Old 01-08-21, 01:52 PM
A Roadie Forever
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I always go for larger. No drawbacks. Close fits off the bike usual mean either less than full comfort in one or more hand positions or riding with your fingers pushed into the glove, negating the insulating. Plus, that tight fit shortens the life of the glove. Having the option for liners is another plus. Only drawback, looking goofy. And on that note, remember that the only victory an American has ever had at the Giro d'Italia, the great 3 week race around Italy, was done wearing oversized neoprene fishing gloves from our midwest. (1988. Andy Hampsten riding over Passio di Gavia in a snowstorm. In the famous photo, his gloves dwarf everything else. The stage that put him into the lead that he carried to the finish.)
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