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Old 01-30-04, 10:26 PM
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Reccomend a pair of gloves

I have been going on rides lately without gloves, and it has been driving me crazy! My hands have to defrost whenever I come back form a ride. So, I need some gloves. I would prefer 3/4 finger gloves, but I might be able to live with full-finger ones.

I was looking at these but I'm not sure if they will be ok. What are your opinions on those?

Thanks in advance!

-Garrett
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Old 01-30-04, 10:38 PM
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They look ok, I guess.

Until you get these, wear a pair of the leather/canvas gloves like you find at your friendly neighborhood Ace Hardware store. They're cheap and will keep your hands warm.

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I would say to take a look at some dirt bike gloves but Oneal no longer makes the kind I like (@ $15/pair). Try looking at Fox. If you're mountain riding in cold weather, or even in temperate climates, you should get full finger gloves ... they protect your whole hands, not just your palms.
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i'd go with full finger gloves also. i got the troy lee ones from jenson. not the best out there but gets the job done.
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Thanks for the input!

I saw these at JensonUSA and they seem pretty good. I would go with the Fox Sidewinders, as they got great reviews, but they are expensive! So, what do you think of those?

-Garrett
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Old 01-31-04, 08:06 PM
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I think those 661 gloves are designed for dirt jumping and downhill, so they might not be the most comfy for a long XC ride, but they'll hold up well. 661 comp's should be about the same price but more general purpose.

I just put some Fox Digits (full finger) on order because they were the most comfortable feeling of the gloves I've tried and they seem durable. I almost went with the Fox Mojave's (3/4 finger), but REI was out, and I figured a little extra protection wouldn't hurt. The Sidewinders look sweet! Too bad gloves never go on sale.

I also saw some 2002 Fox Statics and Sierras on the web for $20, which is a steal, if they have your size. I think it was supergo.com
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When it's warm or just a little cool outside, I wear my old motocross gloves, they are full fingered and still thin enough to breath, just about right for mtn biking. When it's real cold I wear a pair of neoprene waterski gloves, they actually work better but it has to be really cold out or your hands will get too hot. They have velcro straps around the wrists that keep the cuufs tight and even give you some wrist support without restricting too much.
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Go to FoxRacing.com and check out their "Sale" section. You can get last years gloves for a great deal. Here's a link: http://shop.foxracing.com/product.as...=1&On%5FSale=1

I always use Full Fingered MX style gloves. I've got kinda a glove fetish and have about 10 pair. My favorites are Fox gloves (for fit), then my Cannondale DH10's(for terrycloth thumb for wiping sweat), then my Answer.

The most I'll pay for a pair of gloves is about $30, but I usually get them for under $20.

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Sidewinders rule!

I got a pair of Fox Sidewinders on sale and they are the best gloves ive ever had. They have brake lever grips, sweat thingo, keep your hands warm and are heaps comfortable. If you got these, you would be very satisfied. Also the Troy Lee gloves are supposed to be pretty good.
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BTW, I use full fingered gloves year round, and summer's here are pretty hot! I prefer the added protection of the full fingers and most MX gloves have rubber patches stiched on that do a lot to protect your fingers/hands.

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I like the fox mojave 3/4 finger gloves. good for warm weather riding.
I would also recommend the axo comp as an inexpensive durible full finger glove.
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Originally Posted by gwhunt23
I have been going on rides lately without gloves, and it has been driving me crazy! My hands have to defrost whenever I come back form a ride. So, I need some gloves. I would prefer 3/4 finger gloves, but I might be able to live with full-finger ones.
What temperature are you riding in?

For summer use then the normal cycling fingerless glove with some palm padding is OK. Prices? whatever you want to pay, but do get the Bike specific ones. For when it gets colder, then a Full glove is highly desirable. I bought the Trek Mitten a couple of years ago, and these are ideal, except if it is a high speed ride as they are not that windproof. I finished up going to a local Hiking shop to get what I wanted. A warm Windproof, waterproof glove for winter, as I was not happy with any of the Bike ones at all (Well not for winter use). I am now asking why Bike gloves are so expensive, as these were about half the price of The bike ones, Work Better, and give me better feel on the bars when being used
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i have a pair of fox sidewinder's that i love. it can get cold here and is always nice to have full fingers. they breathe well and i use them for road, track and dirt jumping.
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Old 02-04-04, 04:18 PM
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I ordered some Sidewinders on asle at JensonUSA and they arrived today. These are great!!! Went on a ride and they kept my hands warm.

Thank you for all of your help!

-Garrett
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Old 02-10-04, 02:39 AM
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gloves are gloves... not much to nitpick between... i have a pair of Pearl Izumi that i love...
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