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Old 09-06-08, 08:50 PM
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Cycling Gloves-Anyone have good results ?

I have a TREK 7200 hybrid,and I've been having trouble with my hands going numb.
I went to my LBS today and had the bike fitted.
The guy at the shop said my bars were too low and adjusted them for me.
He also said that with a hybrid bike,sometimes a pair of padded or gel type gloves
are a good way to solve this problem.
I already installed a set of Ergon grips which helped but did not eliminate numbness.
Has anyone had any results using gloves,and if so,can you recommend a brand/model
of open fingered gloves to try.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
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Old 09-06-08, 08:52 PM
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specialized BG gloves I just started riding so take this with a grain of salt. but they are perfect for me so far.

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Originally Posted by Nimitz87 View Post
specialized BG gloves I just started riding so take this with a grain of salt. but they are perfect for me so far.

Chad
I switched to these and have been using them most of this summer. They are the best I have tried so far and are holding up very well.

You might also try some gel inserts under your bar tape. Fizik has this.

Also, there are these:
http://www.roadbikereview.com/cat/co...8_2478crx.aspx
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My wife wears gloves. She can't ride without them, or her hands go numb.
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Specialized BG Comp work well for me.
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I wear Trek gloves, I like them except they STINK after you have sweat in them and NOTHING so far will remove the odor. Must be the type of materials they use in them. Guess I will just try and keep my distance from people when I remove my gloves at a restaurant.
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Try doing some exercises to increase your core strength. And look seriously at your saddle -- both in terms of adjustment and how it supports you. Hand numbness should not be a significant issue as you should have almost no pressure on the handlebars on a correctly fitted bike and with adequate core strength (back and stomach muscles).

I use Fox gloves in long and short finger form. They serve more for sun, cold and road-rash protection, although the latter hasn't been an issue for a while. I find the Fox gloves durable and nicely fitting at a good price.

Gloves are a bit like saddles. One of the key issues is fit and ensuring that they don't bunch up against the webbing between each finger after an hour or so of riding.
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I recently bought some Pearl Izumi Slice gloves for the same problem I occasionally have when riding my flat bar bike. They're working very well for me.
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Originally Posted by Nimitz87 View Post
specialized BG gloves I just started riding so take this with a grain of salt. but they are perfect for me so far.
My daughter loved these.

I have had good luck with Pearl Izumi Gel Vent Pros.
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Old 09-07-08, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Rex G View Post
Specialized BG Comp work well for me.
If anyone else wants my barely-used pair of BG Comps, they can have 'em. I couldn't last half an hour with them myself. I need to find them before I can give 'em away, though..

I've learned that I should go full-finger gloves because, after long enough, my fingers get sweaty and they slip on the controls with half-finger gloves. I've done well with Ergon grips (it took a few rides to adjust them just right) and lightly-padded Fuji and Descente gloves.

However, on a flat bar bike, I have to find ways to change my hand position, or else I start hurting.
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Gloves helped me in this regard, but be careful about cinching them up too tight or they'll cause their own type of numbness.

Consider installing a pair of bar ends so that you have some alternate hand positions. That's what helped me the most.
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I've tried the gel padded gloves, but they put more pressure on my palms causing more discomfort than being bare handed, plus I feel disconnected from the bar when wearing them. For summer use, I currently have a pair of fingerless Fox Tahoes, and they work great for my needs, and I bought them a size larger since the larger size doesn't reduce the circulation to my fingers as much. The palm portion of the Tahoes was loose at first, but after a few sweaty rides, it tightened up, but again, leaving plenty of room for my fingers.
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hardware stores have a nice selection of gloves some of which might work for you.
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If gloves, ergon grips, bar ends, etc. don't work for you, consider reading the "alternative handlebar" thread. Swapping handlebars from straight to swept back (north road style) is what helped me instantly. Cost was less than $22 with labor. Just a thought.
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Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
If anyone else wants my barely-used pair of BG Comps, they can have 'em. I couldn't last half an hour with them myself. I need to find them before I can give 'em away, though..

I've learned that I should go full-finger gloves because, after long enough, my fingers get sweaty and they slip on the controls with half-finger gloves. I've done well with Ergon grips (it took a few rides to adjust them just right) and lightly-padded Fuji and Descente gloves.

However, on a flat bar bike, I have to find ways to change my hand position, or else I start hurting.
I pm'ed you about that offer.
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While many may think this is out there but I've found anti-vibe gloves that are vasty
superior to anything in cycling world in the industrial glove market. Jack hammers make
bikes look tame!!!

I wear a pair of Carhart pigskin fingerless gloves with vibe padding that totally dampen any
vibration for my arthritic hands!! Also being pigskin they will continue to soften and become
more comfortable the longer I wear them.

Oh yes, Just try to wear out pigskin...I dare ya!!
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While many may think this is out there but I've found anti-vibe gloves that are vasty
superior to anything in cycling world in the industrial glove market. Jack hammers make
bikes look tame!!!
I am currently using a pair of "Ironclad Impact" industrial gloves. Oddly enough, I found them at Bike Tires Direct.
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I wear gloves for crash protection and snot wiping. I still have the scars from the last time I crashed without gloves. I wear them for every ride.

I wear a pair of Scott gloves. They're fine.
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I wear Pearl Izumi Attack gloves. I have no complaints. Online reviewers claim the gloves tear easily and the padding wears down quickly. I've put 1,200 miles on mine. Both gloves are fine shape, neither is torn, and both have plenty of padding left. FWIW, they're the only cycling gloves I've ever owned so I can't compare them with other gloves.
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Thanks to all who replied,this info gives me an idea of which models to check into.
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Pearl Izumi Pittard's leather are great.

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I have the Specialized BG gloves aforementioned in this thread, they have extra padding near the heel of your hand for this specific reason. They work good for me...
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Any specialized gloves. I have 4 or 5 pairs. My favourites, and most comfortable IMO are the BG Pro made a couple of years ago without the velcro fastener... If anyone know where I can get an XXL pair online please let me know.

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I just ordered 2 pair of Specialized BG gel gloves for my wife and 2 pairs for me, I will try them out and see how they work. I currently just use the fingerless leather I wear when riding my Harley.
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I don't find the gel gloves help me. I use old school cotton and leather riding gloves. I get ones with serious palm pads, some are really light skin and paddling and just don't cut it. These are also your best bet if you crash. I am currently using Activa brand, I tried Nashbar and they weren't any good.
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