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Old 09-02-19, 12:28 AM
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Whats your favorite riding glove? Need some Glove Recommendations!

Looking for a few suggestions for mountain biking gloves. I was going to look into short finger gloves but read a few things that there are some light and breathable full finger gloves out there. SO what gloves do you ride with?
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Old 09-02-19, 06:50 AM
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I've been using Fox or TLD gloves for years.
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Giro DND - fashion and function! I wear them pretty much all year round on every ride.
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Short finger gloves, unless when it’s uncomfortably cold or ... if you fall off your bike a little too much ;-)

Focus on riding and having fun is my tip of the day.
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Old 09-02-19, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by grubetown View Post
Giro DND - fashion and function! I wear them pretty much all year round on every ride.
going to look into those.
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Old 09-03-19, 08:24 AM
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Hand up gloves, hands down!
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Old 09-04-19, 07:46 AM
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I've ridden with home depot gloves(work gloves.) and giro both work fine. Downside is I like riding as much as I can in the winter so far not found gloves where my fingers don't go number after a few minutes.
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Old 09-04-19, 01:21 PM
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what type of riding?
For me anything on sale and hope it fits. Like helmets, not all fit the same
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Old 09-04-19, 02:00 PM
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I've like Pearl Izumi Elite gloves. Fit well, look good, and have excellent padding. The only time I ride without gloves is to get a tan on my hands to eliminate that deeply tanned arm contrasted by glaringly white hands. But during those sunning rides, my hands always perspire a lot so the hoods are very slippery.
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Old 09-05-19, 05:43 PM
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I would honestly go and try some pairs on and see what fits the best. A better fit will out weight any factor on gloves
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Old 09-05-19, 11:04 PM
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Tried a bunch...I settled on the Fox Ranger gloves. Let’s see how these work.


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Originally Posted by sarhog View Post
Hand up gloves, hands down!
Yep.

Been riding their gloves for a few years, now. This are filled with snot, and feel like they were starched by George Jefferson since I haven't washed them in a ride or two.

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I like Pearl Izumi and Giro. Good priced and durable. REI is always a good place to buy. REI.com/outlet is even better. You can buy 2 or 3 year old New inventory for half price.
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Originally Posted by sarhog View Post
Hand up gloves, hands down!
For most riding I agree, I have four pair. But if I am doing downhill, or anywhere it is hard enough I am wearing full pads, I wear MSR Impact gloves with the D30 padding.
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Originally Posted by Bandrada View Post
Yep.

Been riding their gloves for a few years, now. This are filled with snot, and feel like they were starched by George Jefferson since I haven't washed them in a ride or two.

oh hell no! not about the gloves but the giant ass tarantula yikes!
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last year I found some cheap football fan gloves at a gas station. cotton fabric I think & rubberized palms. absorbent so good for wiping my brow & nose. good breathability. easy to hand wash & air dry in a day or so. snug enough & not tight, w/ elastic cuffs. super cheap & thought they would be fun around the house or in the car for chilly mornings. eventually wound up using them on the bike. lost one, couldn't find them at the gas station a year later, found similar on-line for 9 bucks! & bought a diff. color, then found the one I couldn't find. anyway wore them almost all winter cuz I also use bar mitts. maybe someone else could find their favorite team & find these gloves fun/useful

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there are other companies that make these kind of cheap fan gloves

good luck w/ your quest

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I just finished Cycle Oregon on my fix gear. Wore $25 long fingered Giant gloves the whole week. Both they and my fingers held up really well. The undersides of brake levers are a real finger killer when you do long climbs on a fix gear because you pull so much harder than the geared folk and the brake lever makers usually don't give a lot of thought to the unseen undersides. (Yes I could and did change cogs to a 43 x 23 or 24 for the serious climbs so it wasn't the 42 x 17 of my younger (and crazier) days but still, I was the only one out there in that high a low gear, Sitting wasn't an option.)

I had thickened calluses on the inside of my ring finger knuckles but that was it. Never any discomfort. The gloves are thin for warm weather and are clearly intended for MTB use, camouflage in color and no padding at all. I have never liked heavily padded gloves so for me, that wasn't an issue on the road bike brakes and handlebars. I wish they had velcro cuffs for easier on and off, but that is a minor issue. I'll buy them again when these wear out.

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Originally Posted by grubetown View Post
Giro DND - fashion and function! I wear them pretty much all year round on every ride.
I just ordered a couple pairs of these in different sizes to see which fits.
Fashion is right! "Heatwave" looks awesome!

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Ditto!
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Originally Posted by Bikewolf View Post
Short finger gloves, unless when itís uncomfortably cold or ... if you fall off your bike a little too much ;-)

Focus on riding and having fun is my tip of the day.
Iím on the other side of the spectrum.....always full finger, no matter how hot it may be. I rarely crash, but since I canít plan when itíll happen, itís best to be prepared.
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Iím on the other side of the spectrum.....always full finger, no matter how hot it may be. I rarely crash, but since I canít plan when itíll happen, itís best to be prepared.
Yes, long fingered gloves seem to be great even in warm weather. I have been riding on a few hot days and the gloves never bothered me.
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