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cheap gloves...

Old 08-30-04, 12:50 AM
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cheap gloves...

i have a pair of performance bike brand crochet gloves and after having them for a few hundred miles...i'm really regretting the purchase. they stretched quite a bit (i bought small) and now they move around like crazy on my hand while cycling and cause sore areas and starts of blisters...i was going way over budget at the time so i went with something cheap thinking it wouldn't make much of a difference...boy was i wrong

i tried on a pair of pearl izumi gel-lites and they felt great...i'll probably go with those, but do they wear out pretty quickly?

ok...end complaint

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Old 08-30-04, 01:12 AM
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I don't wear gloves when traning for that reason.
-decent ones are expensive
-they wear out quickly
-give you a goofy suntan
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Wear out quickly? Guess it depends on what you do with 'em. I have 2 pairs of Pearl Gel Lites that I have been wearing constantly for the past 4 years. Sure, I treat them well and hand wash 'em occasionally, but I even reach down and skim my front tire with my palm once in a while after riding over some unavoidable glass to keep the stray piece from getting pushed into the tire...

The way I look at it, the price amortized over the number of years I own them is well worth the cost in comfort and enjoyment and, hey, if I'm gonna wear 'em, they might as well look good too...

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I have pretty much stuck to Specialized gloves because they're cheap, durable (lasts several years) and fit my hands nicely. I have several pairs of the Sport gloves. The 2004 models are going for $16.99 but last years models are going for $11.99. I usually buy last year's models.
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