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Old 08-28-21, 04:57 AM
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Thick Padding

Looking for the Thickest, Full Palm Coverage, cycling gloves.

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Old 08-28-21, 07:55 AM
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Boxing gloves come to mind Sorry but am only an expert in nonesense not gloves. However gloves for road, mountain, full finger, half? Need more data.
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These are what I use, Vibrastop gloves. Seriously thick padding and made for vibrating equipment

Definitely recommend sizing up. Also come in full finger, although never tried them.
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These are what I use, Vibrastop gloves.
Hey... for 17USD think I'll give these a try... Thanks
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Boxing gloves come to mind Sorry but am only an expert in nonesense not gloves. However gloves for road, mountain, full finger, half? Need more data.
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Old 08-28-21, 10:06 AM
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Baseball gloves work well. They are a snug fit and have padding in the right places.

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MMA gloves.
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes View Post
Looking for the Thickest, Full Palm Coverage, cycling gloves.

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Yep, no gloves. The padding is useless and creates more problems.
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You can always double wrap the parts of the bars you use the most.
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I double wrap my drop bars, or use a thick rubbery bar wrap (Arundel Synth Gecko).

On flat, arced or swept bars, I use ergo grips with palm shelves. Check out the Ergon brand from Germany. They cost a bit more but the locking collar keeps the grip where you want it for best support.

I've tried heavily padded gloves and they caused as many problems as they solved. The padding is never in quite the right place. But with good bar wrap or ergonomic grips, the padding in the right place is on the handlebar even if I'm riding without gloves.

I still wear gloves to protect against road rash but don't use padded gloves anymore. They have a thin but effective faux-chamois leather sort of protective covering where needed, but are minimalist gloves otherwise.
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The new Bionic cycling gloves is what I ride with. If you have some carpal tunnel issues get some black foam pipe insulation from Home Depot and cut a section to fit on your bars. Wrap in place with electrical tape on the ends and the middle. Works pretty well until you get carpal tunnel under control.
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Originally Posted by Badger6 View Post
Yep, no gloves. The padding is useless and creates more problems.

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Not for me.

About 50 years ago I damaged some nerves after a all day long ride on a Schwinn Continental .

Since then I have wear gloves.

I don`t have too much of problem when I ride my road bike with drop handle bars, but my crossover bike basically has just the straight bar.

Without any way to change hand positions, I get an almost electric shock type pain if I hit a bump wrong.
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Originally Posted by drlogik View Post
The new Bionic cycling gloves is what I ride with. If you have some carpal tunnel issues get some black foam pipe insulation from Home Depot and cut a section to fit on your bars. Wrap in place with electrical tape on the ends and the middle. Works pretty well until you get carpal tunnel under control.
I might have try something like that.

I actually have the gel palm sections from my old SPENCO Gloves taped to where I make contact with the bars.

Really helped a lot for about 2 years.
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roadsnakes,

If you try the pipe insulation, it does work pretty well, you'll need to swap it out for new foam after a dozen rides or so. The good thing is that it is cheap. The insulation that comes in 6 or 8 foot lengths and is slit down the middle with peel-and-press edges is what I buy. I also wrap in with black athletic tape so it's not so slippery.




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If you try the pipe insulation, it does work pretty well, you'll need to swap it out for new foam after a dozen rides or so. The good thing is that it is cheap. The insulation that comes in 6 or 8 foot lengths and is slit down the middle with peel-and-press edges is what I buy. I also wrap in with black athletic tape so it's not so slippery.






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I wonder if those "Noodles" that kids use in swimming pools would work, or at least last longer. They might be more dense.?
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes View Post
About 50 years ago I damaged some nerves after a all day long ride on a Schwinn Continental .

Since then I have wear gloves.

I don`t have too much of problem when I ride my road bike with drop handle bars, but my crossover bike basically has just the straight bar.

Without any way to change hand positions, I get an almost electric shock type pain if I hit a bump wrong.
That sounds like a very specific medical issue that will only be mitigated/alleviated by very specifically preventing direct impacts to a specific area of the hands (nerve endings). Whatever solution you devise should probably look to use the non-sensitive parts of your hands (palms) for support, while taking all pressure and chance for impacts (bumps) off the parts that are sensitive.
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Old 08-29-21, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Badger6 View Post
That sounds like a very specific medical issue that will only be mitigated/alleviated by very specifically preventing direct impacts to a specific area of the hands (nerve endings). Whatever solution you devise should probably look to use the non-sensitive parts of your hands (palms) for support, while taking all pressure and chance for impacts (bumps) off the parts that are sensitive.
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You`re probably correct.
I thought the problem was under control , up until the last month or so.
I`d rather ride my crossover bike , because it`s much more comfortable for a guy my age.
But, I think I`ll stay on the road bike for the next couple of weeks.
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Originally Posted by roadsnakes View Post
I wonder if those "Noodles" that kids use in swimming pools would work, or at least last longer. They might be more dense.?
Pool noodles and pipe insulation foam wraps are pretty much the same stuff -- polyethylene closed cell foam.

We used that stuff as far back as the 1970s for touring bikes and long rides (not races). Looked poofy but was comfy.

Nowadays too much poofy foam can interfere with some brifter operation. In ye olden dayes the brake levers were just brakes, so there was plenty of clearance even with puffy pipe wrap. But it can hinder free movement of integrated brake/shifter levers. So I double wrap or use something like Arundel Synth Gecko.

The double wrap trick is cheap and easy to try. Use an old inner tube, cut into long strips like any bar wrap. Don't worry about accurate or neat trimming because it won't show. The inner tube wrap goes around the bare handlebar. Then finish with your preferred cosmetic overwrap. That thin extra layer of inner tube bar wrap really cuts down on vibration and jolts from rough roads.

There are also gel inserts from Fizik and others. Those go under the bar wrap. But those are expensive for what you get. And the finished wrap will appear uneven and lumpy. Makeshift stuff like double wrap or inner tubes works fine.
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