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why use gloves?

Old 04-26-21, 01:57 PM
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Hand protection, some padding, and it allows me to reach down while riding and wipe debris off the tire before it can cause a flat.
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Originally Posted by silversurfer531 View Post
Why not use Gloves?
Personal preference. Comfort.
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Old 04-26-21, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by silversurfer531 View Post
Why not use Gloves?
Because the problems they address aren't problems that I have.
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Old 04-26-21, 02:22 PM
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Why use gloves?

Originally Posted by motopokep View Post
why use gloves for road cycling? do some get calluses w/o them, do others wear them for better grip? do some wear for protection in case they go down and have to break the fall with their hands, to save the skin?
Sweaty hands makes the bar tape look nasty and/or make it slippery. Also the hand sweat gets under the bar tape and corrodes the aluminum handle bar.
The back of the gloves are a nice place to wipe my nose or sweaty forehead. Plus gloves make me look cool especially if the colors coordinate with my kit.
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Old 04-26-21, 03:57 PM
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When my handlebars and brake levers get too hot to handle hot mill gloves are the ticket.

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I wear them because I have pretty severe arthritis, if my fingers get cold I am in agony. And nothing like gripping metal rods to make your hands cold-even if they do have rubber padding. Now if they were heated......
And during the winter, mittens are a much better alternative to gloves.
I must have 10 pairs of gloves, from thin ones for warmer days, to insulated waterproof mittens for the 30 degree rides-OK anything under 40 degrees. I'm old, I get cold easier.
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Old 04-26-21, 05:15 PM
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Ever see "The Dead Zone"? That's why
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A friend once told me that without gloves, my girlfriend would have to wipe my butt for quite some time. Your hands are usually the first injury when you take a spill. Dress for the crash, not for the ride.
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Dress for the crash, not for the ride.
So you wear armored motorcycle leathers on your bike rides?
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I wear them to lessen the road buzz from my aluminum bike with CF front fork. In the last year I've bought a couple of old steel bikes with cotton bar tape and find I don't need them. Apparently I wore gloves in the 80s to look cool.
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Old 04-28-21, 02:06 PM
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I wear mine mainly for vibration absorption and wiping my nose.
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Old 04-28-21, 02:22 PM
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I used to wear gloves but not these days.
Have never had issues with sweaty hands slipping off bars but could see that being a factor for some people.
Never understood the wiping snot thing in warm weather though. Seriously?
And if it’s such a thing why wouldn’t you carry a clean snot rag in a jersey pocket or somewhere else easily accessible?
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