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Old 08-15-10, 07:13 PM   #1
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Hi-Vis Bicycle Gloves?

Any recommendations on a good pair of high visibility biking gloves that aren't too dorky? I've been using Pearl Izumi gloves, which are great, but don't stand out much when signaling. I haven't done an exhaustive online search yet; I just haven't noticed them.

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Old 08-15-10, 07:17 PM   #2
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Izumi do make gloves in the "Screaming Yellow" flavor.... but, I just a pair of Giro Zero 's in white... I like 'em...
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Are these too dorky?
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IMHO Since we wear spandex cycling shorts or some of us do and most all of us wear helmets and some of us have the glasses mounted mirror, I think dorky gloves would be the least of our concerns. Doohickie I'm lovin those gloves, just dorky enough to have class,well at least for me. Think I'm gonna get a pair.
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You can also try searching for construction/road workers' gloves.
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ghlight=gloves

I meant to order a pair of the Glo-Glov sport and try them out, but for the moment I'm still riding with a couple of the yellow snap-bracelet style wristbands. Wrap them around the stem, seatpost or top tube when not in use and you'll get some extra benefit from your spares.
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Old 08-16-10, 03:49 AM   #7
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Thanks for pointing out Glo-Glovs. Dorky with class! They look pretty good.
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Glogloves are very effective, though I would recommend removing the "stop sign" on the palm. As most of us are not actually authorized to command traffic to stop, it could be dangerous to rely on that, and the extra material in that area could be uncomfortable, as well. For something slightly more low key, try [URL="http://prymegear.com/gloves/goodday.php"] The caption on the back is reflective, and appropriate.
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That link again: http://prymegear.com/gloves/goodday.php
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... though I would recommend removing the "stop sign" on the palm. As most of us are not actually authorized to command traffic to stop, it could be dangerous to rely on that...
please excuse my ignorance, but when would you want to stop traffic?
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don't forget strobes for the bike
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Glogloves are very effective, though I would recommend removing the "stop sign" on the palm.
It looks like the "Sport" glove only has the yellow triangle. The stop sign is only on the "Traffic Control" glove.
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It looks like the "Sport" glove only has the yellow triangle. The stop sign is only on the "Traffic Control" glove.
Actually, the "Sport" has a red stripe on the inside of the wrist rather than the stop sign.

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please excuse my ignorance, but when would you want to stop traffic?
The only time a marking on the inside of the wrist or palm would be displayed to traffic is when giving the "slow/stop" signal.

FWIW, I have, on a few occasions, been asked to direct or assist in directing traffic (actually, to continue directing, since I only stopped because there were no officers on scene when I got there) at accident scenes when only one officer was available. As long as you pay attention to what's going on, and play it safe on the timing, they're generally glad to dump that task off on someone. (It's not exactly the most fun part of their job - I've had trouble getting one to relieve me when five were standing around and my "stop" arm was going numb.) Acting under the lawful command of a peace officer pretty much clears you on liability in most states.
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I've been using Alpinestars SMX-2 vented motocross gloves in orange for night time cycling. Very well made, durable, with great protection (thankfully have not needed it yet), but a little pricey.

http://www.alpinestars.com/SMX2_A_C_.../p/356775.html

When I combine them with an orange military spec on-base motorcycle riding vest, not only am I like a bright neon sign at night, people make room on the paths and call me sir and officer, even though I'm not an official anything.
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