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Old 07-07-04, 02:45 PM
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The reason to wear gloves

I was riding without them recently, and my hands were slipping from the bars. Is that the reason why you wear them? I've also thought about branches scratching your hands and to keep your hands warm.
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Old 07-07-04, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Panoramic
I was riding without them recently, and my hands were slipping from the bars. Is that the reason why you wear them? I've also thought about branches scratching your hands and to keep your hands warm.
1.) better grip with wet or sweaty hands.
2.) protection in a fall
3.) place to wipe sweat from your brow
5.) keep the tempreture of your hands
fairly constant for better blood flow
6.) palm protection in bike tire wiping or
maintaince
7.) oh yeah....on some people they look cool
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Old 07-07-04, 02:54 PM
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i wear them to prevent blisters mainly
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Originally Posted by PeterG1185
i wear them to prevent blisters mainly
Too easy buddy. Too easy.

I use mine for comfort and crash protection
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I purchased a pair this past weekend. I got tired of cutting up my hand when i crashed.
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Prevention of numbness in the hands caused by vibration and shock.
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Old 07-07-04, 03:47 PM
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My hand is small. Often when I wear gloves, I lose some grip cus the glove makes the handle bar seem bigger.
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Thats not good. I need some new gloves badly. Even washing my gloves doesn't get the stench out. They are ripped in a few places. Any suggestions. I'm gonna buy from the LBS but I would like to see what people suggest. I do freeriding and DH. If the LBS has anything you guys mention as good i'll buy. Otherwise i'll just find some good looking ones.
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Old 07-07-04, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Raiyn
Too easy buddy. Too easy.
You know... I almost ran with that one too. Thank goodness your post halted me.


Originally Posted by Raiyn
I use mine for comfort and crash protection
Ditto.
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Old 07-07-04, 11:52 PM
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Originally Posted by FoX Rider
Thats not good. I need some new gloves badly. Even washing my gloves doesn't get the stench out. They are ripped in a few places. Any suggestions. I'm gonna buy from the LBS but I would like to see what people suggest. I do freeriding and DH. If the LBS has anything you guys mention as good i'll buy. Otherwise i'll just find some good looking ones.
I want a set of these:

Specialized Fortress gloves
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Well, another reason to wear gloves is so you get a really peculiar tan pattern: pale hands, dark forearms, and -- if you're like me and wear a baseball shirt while cycling -- pale everywhere else on the torso.
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Old 07-08-04, 01:52 AM
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the gloves i wear are the activa with gelled palms. they are pretty combfortable as they add more cushion from the bars. cushion is the only reason i wear gloves. my hands dont need protection really as i have never crashed and dont plan on doing so in the future. *knocks on head*
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Originally Posted by veganheart
my hands dont need protection really as i have never crashed and dont plan on doing so in the future. *knocks on head*
Are you absolutely certain you've actually been mountain biking?
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Originally Posted by FoX Rider
Thats not good. I need some new gloves badly. Even washing my gloves doesn't get the stench out. They are ripped in a few places. Any suggestions. I'm gonna buy from the LBS but I would like to see what people suggest. I do freeriding and DH. If the LBS has anything you guys mention as good i'll buy. Otherwise i'll just find some good looking ones.

I find motocross gloves better for mtb than the ones you can buy at a lbs. They usually offer better armour and are cheaper aswell.
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Those Fortress gloves are definitely tough (and surprisingly comfortable, considering the hardshell armor). They're probably great for DH, but a little over the top for general trail riding, IMHO.

My favorites are the Fox Sidewinders. I've got three pairs, so I can color coordinate with my clothing.
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Old 07-08-04, 08:22 AM
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Fwiw, a while ago I saw some full-finger gloves that had an image of an electronics circuit on the outside. Can't remember who made them. They looked really cool. Anyone know which gloves I'm talking about?
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Originally Posted by gastrocnemius
Those Fortress gloves are definitely tough (and surprisingly comfortable, considering the hardshell armor). They're probably great for DH, but a little over the top for general trail riding, IMHO.

My favorites are the Fox Sidewinders. I've got three pairs, so I can color coordinate with my clothing.
I've got an old pair of Sidewinders that I've had for years. Great glove
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Originally Posted by gastrocnemius
Those Fortress gloves are definitely tough (and surprisingly comfortable, considering the hardshell armor). They're probably great for DH, but a little over the top for general trail riding, IMHO.

My favorites are the Fox Sidewinders. I've got three pairs, so I can color coordinate with my clothing.
The fortress gloves are great. I use a set for DH. Saved my knuckles a couple of times
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oops. i replied to this thread as under the "view new posts" and didnt realize it was the mtn thread. if i had a mtn bike i am sure i would crash very often.
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My gloves have terry cloth on the thumbs- the right is for snot and the left is for sweat.
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does everyone prefer full fingers over half or vis versa....i love full fingers and cant stand half...just curious what everyone else likes...
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Originally Posted by BigDNast-EE
does everyone prefer full fingers over half or vis versa....i love full fingers and cant stand half...just curious what everyone else likes...
If it's light trails... and I mean really light then I'll go with my road cycling half-finger gloves. Otherwise, it's full-fingers for me. At the very least, it saves my fingers from getting all numb after I've thrown myself into a patch of stinging nettles.
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yea...gotta love that stinging sensation...
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I only use full fingered. Some people complain of the extra heat, but honestly I don't notice a difference between full and half fingered gloves. Plus the added protection is much appreciated. I find when I ride I constantly push off of trees and I use my hand to brush small limbs and branches away. Plus, when I fall (often) I appreciate the added protection.

My favs are those by Fox.

I've got a set of Answer that I like a lot.

I bought a pair of Cannondale DH10 that are really comfy. Wish I could find another pair.

Hands down (pun intended) though are those made by Fox.

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