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Old 07-18-08, 09:18 PM
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a decent pair of gloves?

Im on my second pair in 4 months. The last one's are some pearl izumi i bought for 15 bucks, they lasted a short time..i mean they still have some padding left, but not much..and they look like rags already!


what is a good glove

thank you
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Old 07-18-08, 09:40 PM
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I love my Specialized BG Gels. Not cheap tho.

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I've liked ironman, or just go to home depot and spend $20 for their carpenters cloves, or whatever they are called. full finger, extremely flexible with padding. If you can't find them, I'll research for you.
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i have carpenters gloves. But not sure they would be very comfy in the heat.

I saw those ironmans on performance.

does anyone make a good leather glove anymore? I read somewhere leather was the way to go

ccrew i will check into those. my limit is 40 bucks on gloves
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I use the Planet Bike Taurus gloves. Leather palm with crochet back. They work perfect for summer riding. $15 on their website.
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Consider going to the home store and buying what the Pros buy. I find I like cheapo work gloves as it does not matter if I lose them, which I do often.
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Cycling gloves wear out. Treat them as disposables. Summer cycling gloves just wear out.
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Originally Posted by Bekologist View Post
Cycling gloves wear out. Treat them as disposables. Summer cycling gloves just wear out.
Unfortunately that's what I think too. I have several pairs in various stages of wear. My current favorites, by a huge margin, are a pair of PI Pitards gloves. They're on the pricy side though.
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Originally Posted by CCrew View Post
I love my Specialized BG Gels. Not cheap tho.

-R

4 years on mine now..daily commute although I wear other gloves in winter...red terry cloth wipe area is faded almost pink, but no other issues. Gel is still like new and they look like they will go another few years. Specialized LBS puts them on sale for $24.00. I think regular price is about $29.00.
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Originally Posted by HiYoSilver View Post
I've liked ironman, or just go to home depot and spend $20 for their carpenters cloves, or whatever they are called. full finger, extremely flexible with padding. If you can't find them, I'll research for you.
Yes, I agree. The best gloves are not found in cycle stores. They are found where work is the
order of the day. I like my fingerless pigskin work gloves that are soft and wear like iron.

Tip: If you find a work glove that you like but have fingers.....cut the fingers off it will make them
even better.
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I just started biking and have been using a pair of lifting gloves that I've had for a while. http://www.amazon.com/Valeo-Performa...491445&sr=1-13
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I've been somewhat disappointed in how fast Pearl Izumi gloves, both fingerless and full, wear out. YMMV but I'm thinking of getting other brands from now on. I have a pair of Bell fingerless gloves with a mesh back that have survived admirably through well over a year and a half of heavy use though.
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Old 07-19-08, 04:51 PM
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Specialized BG sport. Nothing else compares. I have two pairs.
For winter I have a pair of LG long finger gloves for moderate temps.
For extreme temps I have a set of convertible water proof fleece gloves I purchased at gander mountain.
They are so warm that at 10F I tend to ride with them in half finger mode to let my hands cool down for a few minutes.

I love cycling specific gloves for the gel but in winter I just want to be warm. Outdoor specific stores have a great selection for winter outdoor folks.
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Specialized FTW.


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I agree that, cycling gloves wear out and/or distort if you use them. Its the nature of the beast. Treat them as disposables and, just buy them as soon as you notice a decline in performance. Don't keep milking them for another mile thinking you need to get more out of them.

Specialized BG are my favs and, I have tried many.
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