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Old 10-01-19, 11:58 AM
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Cycling Gloves

I`m sure this has been brought up , but I can`t find the thread.

I need some new Cycling Gloves. I damaged some nerves Many years ago, and I find riding without them Very uncomfortable.

I`ve been using SPENCO gloves , which I love.

But, I can`t seem to find them anymore. They have GEL rather then foam rubber. I have some foam rubber ones , but they don`t do the trick.

My SPENCO Gloves are just about in shreds.

Also , I don`t want to break the bank on a pair of gloves.
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Old 10-01-19, 12:02 PM
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I bought some Grip Grab gloves online that were about $30. I got the really padded style as I was doing a 100-mile ride. They even have little magnets in the cuff so you can keep the gloves together.
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Old 10-01-19, 12:08 PM
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https://www.rei.com/product/892708/p...ke-gloves-mens

Google "gel cycling gloves."

Back in the day all I wore were the red, white and blue Spenco mesh gloves. I was proud of my "Spenco glove tan."
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Old 10-01-19, 12:17 PM
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I recently got a pair of "ERGO AIR" gloves by Louis Garneau. They have gel padding in certain areas. $30 at LBS, and I like them. Previously I wore baseball batting gloves with no padding.

I see Amazon has some other model of that brand with "gel" in the name for about $22.

It might not be possible for you, but one method of decreasing the pressure on your hands is to raise your handlebars to achieve a more upright position. Even a small raise can make a difference.
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Old 10-01-19, 01:42 PM
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fwiw - recently saw someone post a pic of their bike where they added pipe insulation to their bars. guess that works for them

this is not that pic I saw, but just found this on the internet, so I guess it's a thing?


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Old 10-02-19, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
https://www.rei.com/product/892708/p...ke-gloves-mens

Google "gel cycling gloves."

Back in the day all I wore were the red, white and blue Spenco mesh gloves. I was proud of my "Spenco glove tan."
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Yes I`ve had a "Spenco Tan" every Summer for decades! LOL
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Old 10-02-19, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
fwiw - recently saw someone post a pic of their bike where they added pipe insulation to their bars. guess that works for them

this is that pic I saw but just found this on the internet, so I guess it's a thing?

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I`ve tried that pipe insulation many years ago. It only seemed to work for the first couple of rides. Then it got so compressed it was like it wasn`t even there after a while.

I think I even had some Spenco bar padding many years ago. It wasn`t gel, but very dense foam covered with nylon, so it lasted and worked better then the pipe foam.
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Old 10-02-19, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes View Post
I`m sure this has been brought up , but I can`t find the thread.

I need some new Cycling Gloves. I damaged some nerves Many years ago, and I find riding without them Very uncomfortable.

I`ve been using SPENCO gloves , which I love.

But, I can`t seem to find them anymore. They have GEL rather then foam rubber. I have some foam rubber ones , but they don`t do the trick.

My SPENCO Gloves are just about in shreds.

Also , I don`t want to break the bank on a pair of gloves.
get a recumbent and you wont need gloves...or padded shorts .
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Old 10-02-19, 06:02 AM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
get a recumbent and you wont need gloves...or padded shorts .
or self respect...
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Old 10-02-19, 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
or self respect...
Keep telling urself that and soon you wont be riding at all or you will need surgery on ur hands like my father in-law
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Old 10-02-19, 07:29 AM
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Give Specialized gel gloves a try. They are the best at reducing road shock Ive used. I also recommend Firelion gel gloves (available through Amazon) as a much less expensive alternative. Both do a good job of relieving stress on the major nerves that run through your palms.

good luck!
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Old 10-02-19, 08:28 AM
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Second vote for Specialized Body Geometry gel gloves, only gloves I use.
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Old 10-02-19, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
Keep telling urself that and soon you wont be riding at all or you will need surgery on ur hands like my father in-law
Yeah, I've only been riding upright bikes for 50 years without such problems but, hey, any minute now....

Friendly tip--don't respond to a cheap shot by making an absurd "warning". Way too many healthy long-time bicyclists to take that one seriously.

Glad you enjoy your bent, hopefully as much as I love my uprights. Don't worry about snarky comments from trolls who barely ride.
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Old 10-02-19, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Yeah, I've only been riding upright bikes for 50 years without such problems but, hey, any minute now....

Friendly tip--don't respond to a cheap shot by making an absurd "warning". Way too many healthy long-time bicyclists to take that one seriously.

Glad you enjoy your bent, hopefully as much as I love my uprights. Don't worry about snarky comments from trolls who barely ride.
I ride 110 to 140 miles a week .... not joy riding either . Im on the aero bars training for speed and distance.....
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Old 10-02-19, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by robnol View Post
I ride 110 to 140 miles a week .... not joy riding either . Im on the aero bars training for speed and distance.....
So why are you warning a guy his hands will go bad if he rides uprights?

I ride more than you if that matters, btw.
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Old 10-02-19, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
So why are you warning a guy his hands will go bad if he rides uprights?

I ride more than you if that matters, btw.
Because it happened to my father in-law he had to have surgery hes 72 and been biking with that discomfort for to many years
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Because it happened to my father in-law he had to have surgery hes 72 and been biking with that discomfort for to many years

Obviously, doesn't mean it's going to happen to everyone else, otherwise what are you doing on aero bars?
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Old 10-02-19, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
Obviously, doesn't mean it's going to happen to everyone else, otherwise what are you doing on aero bars?
what am I doing on the aero bars...seriously...its called aerodynamics and there is very little of it if on the hoods of a roadbike.giant wind catcher I call it
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Old 10-02-19, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by livedarklions View Post
So why are you warning a guy his hands will go bad if he rides uprights?

I ride more than you if that matters, btw.
are u retired...are u training for speed and distance or are u joyriding ..seems most bf people are retired people riding for fun not training for races
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Old 10-03-19, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Sapperc View Post
Give Specialized gel gloves a try. They are the best at reducing road shock Ive used. I also recommend Firelion gel gloves (available through Amazon) as a much less expensive alternative. Both do a good job of relieving stress on the major nerves that run through your palms.

good luck!
I looked at Firelion but they are full finger. They`re nice looking gloves, but I want finger-less.

I have a Specialized bike dealer close by, by they don`t carry those gloves. I might have to buy online , which I hate doing.

They did have these , which look very doable!

https://www.bellwetherclothing.com/p...go-gel-glove-2
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Old 10-06-19, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by DeadGrandpa View Post
I recently got a pair of "ERGO AIR" gloves by Louis Garneau. They have gel padding in certain areas. $30 at LBS, and I like them.
I second the Louis Garneau gloves. Btw... I buy just about everything from Specialized, and appreciate all their products as they are really top-notch quality. But for me, the Garneau gloves do much better at relieving hand numbness.
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Old 10-06-19, 06:04 PM
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Have you considered gel padding under the tape?
https://www.planetbike.com/store/century-gel-pads.html
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Old 10-07-19, 05:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
Have you considered gel padding under the tape?
https://www.planetbike.com/store/century-gel-pads.html
I`m not sure those would work with bars.

Mine are just a straight bar with rubber grips on the ends. No tape.
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My wife bought me a pair of Specialized padded gloves for Father's Day this year. I love them, they really help, are light weight, durable and fit good. Only con is they were kind of expensive from what she said.
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes View Post
I`m not sure those would work with bars.

Mine are just a straight bar with rubber grips on the ends. No tape.
oh, I wasnt aware of the type of bar you have.
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