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Need new gloves. What do you use?

Old 02-20-11, 10:01 AM
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Need new gloves. What do you use?

Hey all,
I have been riding with a cheap pair of Bell "Pro Gel" gloves (half-finger) that my parents bought me, but after a few years of road riding and commuting, they are in need of a replacement. I am curious to see what other people use and see what suggestions you might have. Thanks.
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I used Serfas Rx last season. They were pretty comfortable.

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Old 02-20-11, 11:01 AM
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Giro Zero. Far more comfortable than anything with padding, and they have a lifetime warranty.
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Originally Posted by nablack View Post
Hey all,
I have been riding with a cheap pair of Bell "Pro Gel" gloves (half-finger) that my parents bought me, but after a few years of road riding and commuting, they are in need of a replacement. I am curious to see what other people use and see what suggestions you might have. Thanks.
I have those type as well. I'm impressed with their durability - sounds like yours have survived similar abuse.
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Old 02-20-11, 11:09 AM
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I use Louis Garneau Biogel RX and Bell Pro Gels. The Pro Gels were a lot cheaper and no less comfortable.

Edit: I have about 1000 miles on my Bell Pro Gels. They're worn but still usable. I just got the Garneau Biogels, so I'll have to wait and see how the hold up.

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I've had very good wear using short fingered Pearl Izumi Attack Gloves for long fingered Pearl Izumi Cyclone Gloves

What ever you do never buy Cannondale gloves they lasted me 3 months got a replacement direct from Cannondale and lasted about 6 months so never again.
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I don't like gloves with lots of padding. Especially thick gel padding. It tends to create pressure points more than it helps prevent them for me. Any other suggestions for non-padded, or less-padded gloves like the Giro Zero's?
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Pearl izumi elite gel vent gloves is what I use. Very comfortable.

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Cycling gloves are like cycling shorts or shoes. Get what fits you best. Different brands and models will fit different people better. Make sure the glove is reinforced in the areas where your hands grip the handlebars and work the shifters, else they will wear out very quickly. A good bike shop should let you try them on and grip some of the bikes on display to see how they feel.
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I've got a pair of these - https://www.pearlizumi.com/publish/co...Code-8589.html

Though, I found out that while they are great on my commuting bike, they have to much padding when on my Felt. I might get a pair without padding if I can find a set that I like. I have vitiligo on my hands so I need full finger coverage, otherwise my hands would burn like you wouldn't believe....
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I'm still using some ravx novax half finger gloves i bought at my lbs when i got my bike last year. I've had them just shy of a year and there still fine so no need to replace just yet.
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Specialized BG Gel. Some people like gel, some others don't. I've used them for about 5500 miles and counting and they are still in good shape. I'd be hesitate to try another brand since these have worked great for me.
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I prefer gloves that slip-on.

This is what I use but I think any none gel slip-on half gloves will be fine.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...mId=0&eid=1366
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Question. Does anybody know of a half-finger leather glove like the Rapha Gran Tour that I can get for less than $100?
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Originally Posted by DRietz View Post
Question. Does anybody know of a half-finger leather glove like the Rapha Gran Tour that I can get for less than $100?
That seems like a lot for a pair of gloves. What advantages do they have over the cloth or synthetic gloves on the market?
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my pick , and in answer to DRietz's question, the Giro LX leather gloves fit the bill perfectly for me. i've had my current pair for almost two years, and thousands of KMs and they're still going strong. they've been throught the wash a good number of times times and come out hard as cardboard, but half an hour later they're back to super comfortable. much better price than the jazzy rapha kit, and look just as good in white and black. i'm going to pick up a couple more pairs for fear they stop making them!

https://www.giro.com/us_en/products/c...gloves/lx.html
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That seems like a lot for a pair of gloves. What advantages do they have over the cloth or synthetic gloves on the market?
Longevity.
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Longevity.
https://www.defensedevices.com/leathe...le-gloves.html
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Those, however, are famous for wearing very fast. As cool as the cotton-backed gloves are, I've gone through them in a single season.
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Louis Garneau Ergo Air Gel Carbons. Love them. Super comfy & breathable.
I happily paid $40. for them, but they can be had for $25. now.

https://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...c3dc04db9d7db1

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Louis Garneau Ergo Air Gel Carbons. Love them. Super comfy & breathable.
I happily paid $40. for them, but they can be had for $25. now.

https://www.google.com/search?um=1&hl...c3dc04db9d7db1

I have the Ergo Air XR Gel which is a very similar glove. They're comfy but the stitching on the fingers is pretty flimsy.
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Those, however, are famous for wearing very fast. As cool as the cotton-backed gloves are, I've gone through them in a single season.
I understand the appeal of leather but my synthetic gloves have held up well. I paid maybe $30.00 for them and am on my third year and they still look good. If the leather gloves were cheaper, I would buy them.
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Originally Posted by shouldberiding View Post
I have the Ergo Air XR Gel which is a very similar glove. They're comfy but the stitching on the fingers is pretty flimsy.
I've put close to 1000 miles on mine. So far they are holding up really well.
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Personally, i really like Craft.
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