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Best Half-Finger Gloves?

Old 08-09-06, 07:58 PM
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Best Half-Finger Gloves?

I'm looking for a pair of new gloves but I keep hearing contradicting things about gel. I hear that it's a bad idea because the gel moves around and settles.

I've also heard it's very very comfortable...

So I guess I'm wondering, Gel or no gel, if no gel what other alternatives are there? And if I should get gel what would be the best gloves to look at?

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Old 08-09-06, 08:03 PM
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If you're willing to shell out the cash, the 2006 Assos Prosline gloves are pretty incredible.

https://www.competitivecyclist.com/za...Y.ID=182&MODE=
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Old 08-09-06, 08:03 PM
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I would avoid gel gloves. Mine cooked into a rock hard mass in less than a year. Variable and extreme weather did not agree with it.

Since I"m in a cold climate I got full finger Axo Tiburon gloves with leather pads. Best gloves I ever wore. If they make a half-fingered variety this would be a good one to try. They are well made, look great, and are breathable even in hot weather.
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I have the Specialized body geometry gloves. Love Em. They have the padded inserts but I'm not sure if it's a gel. To each his own I suppose.

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Here are some reviews of the Axo Tiburons.

https://www.mtbr.com/reviews/Gloves/product_21724.shtml
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I like gel. My fave's are the Pearl Izumi Gel Vent gloves that came out this year. They are a bit pricey though at $40. They pull on so no velcro to worry about. Specialized are also nice.

If you go with gel gloves, don't put them in the dryer!
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Originally Posted by crummyrider
I like gel. My fave's are the Pearl Izumi Gel Vent gloves that came out this year. They are a bit pricey though at $40. They pull on so no velcro to worry about. Specialized are also nice.
+1 on the PI Gel Vents. I have the Specialized BG ones too. But I like the Gel Vents better. I don't think the whole vent thing really works. But the glove are very comfortable to me.
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Old 08-09-06, 08:17 PM
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I may took a look at the Gel vent gloves but the Assos Prosline look like they'd probably be too expensive. Right now the Body Geometry gloves look like the best option.

Thanks for the quick responses.
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Old 08-09-06, 09:46 PM
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Originally Posted by crackerjab
I have the Specialized body geometry gloves. Love Em. They have the padded inserts but I'm not sure if it's a gel. To each his own I suppose.

+1
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Old 08-09-06, 10:40 PM
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+2 on the BG from Specialized. I don't believe the ulnar nerve pad is gel but it is effective.
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Old 08-10-06, 12:18 AM
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+3 for BG
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I use PI race gloves, which thtye dont have any padding at all but just a thing skin type thing, so you get the feeling of great control of the bike, which i prefer. And if the vibration is too much just chuck on some extra bar tape, but you wont after you try these out, incredibly comfortable.
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+2 on the pearl izumi gel vents.
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I use the standard (non Gel) Trek gloves for $12. I found that the cheap performance gloves left my hands black after every ride and no matter what I buy I have to toss them every 6 months. These seem to be the best compromise between price and quality. I buy two pair and alternate them.
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500 miles so far on BG's. No complaints yet.
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I have the Assos pro gloves. I think it's just okay. The stitching is loose. I've read people complaining about that and still decided to take a chance. Everything it holding up, so I guess it really doesn't matter. But my hand does get sore which it didn't when I was using my cheapo Cannondale gloves.

One thing that I like a LOT is the pull tabs. It only takes 2 seconds to get a gloves off now. When this wears out, I'll try the specialized next.
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Old 08-10-06, 09:25 AM
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If you want the best and you want everyone to know you're wearing the best; you won't be satisfied with anything less than these:

https://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=59
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Originally Posted by stonecrd
I use the standard (non Gel) Trek gloves for $12. I found that the cheap performance gloves left my hands black after every ride and no matter what I buy I have to toss them every 6 months. These seem to be the best compromise between price and quality. I buy two pair and alternate them.
I agree, I've used them but favor GIANT'S crochet gloves over the Trek crochet gloves. Either brand seems to last about 1,000 miles. I too buy two pair at a time.

I like feeling the air coming through the crochet on the back of the gloves. Those spandex styles make my hands feel confined and wrapped up. Not a good feeling on warm days.

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+3 on the Pearl Izumi's. My other gloves are feeling neglected.
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Originally Posted by MKahrl
If you want the best and you want everyone to know you're wearing the best; you won't be satisfied with anything less than these:

https://www.rapha.cc/index.php?page=59
Oh, that web site has some sweet sweet stuff. Do any US online retailers sell Rapha?
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Adidas Adistar Gloves with Adiprene foam padding, bit of a mouthful but very good for the numb hands issues and half mesh for those who want extra ventilation.

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Originally Posted by SemperFi
+1
+2,

I have the BG Gel, amazing! Cut out most of my numbness too.
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I just got some new gloves at my LBS from Teosport, which is an Italian company that doesn't seem to have great U.S. distribution. I'm really happy with them. They're lightweight lycra with thin padding and a nice grip surface on the palm. Like them better than my old gel gloves which I tossed. $38.50. The LBS owner says that Teosport is the real manufacturer for the Assos gloves.
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Those Giant crochet gloves rock. +1
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