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what GLOVES are you wearing?

Old 04-04-09, 07:43 AM
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what GLOVES are you wearing?

It is spring here in new york and i have still been wearing my busted winter gloves, they are gross and smell fainty (um, i mean strongly) of a sweaty crotch and cheese. I want to buy some full finger gloves for city riding but I am unsure what to get as most of them look pretty corny (huge logos bright colors etc). I was considering some work glove types (such as carhart or something) as they are tough as hell and look a bit more understated.


what are you wearing this spring/summer??
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Old 04-04-09, 07:57 AM
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I was loking at batting gloves. i don't play basenball but I read online that they were good for bike polo which I may try. Looking at batting gloves online i realized they look better to me than most cycling gloves
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I usually wear full finger motorcycle gloves or scooter gloves.
bicycle gloves usually arent hardcore enough.
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Old 04-04-09, 08:40 AM
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cOurt, could you give an example of motorcycle gloves ( I hadnt thought of those).

the ICON pursuit gloves look pretty good?

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Old 04-04-09, 08:50 AM
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i have these
http://www.rei.com/product/784073?cm...:referralID=NA
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Old 04-04-09, 08:51 AM
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I wear full-fingered Fox mtn biking/motox gloves. All black (and some gray).



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wear these sometimes if it is too warm for wool mitts and too cold for bare hands.

http://workingperson.com/products/66...44&ci_sku=6882
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i have these. they were on sale, but they work pretty well.

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Check out the sixsixone classic glove.
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Whatever you do, don't wear batting gloves. I tried that once years ago when I lost my cycling gloves and they were terrible. Sweaty, itchy and my hands were covered in black stuff afterward.
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I used to have a pair of Cannondale ComfortGel gloves and I loved them, they were really comfortable. Too bad they were put together like crap, and the gel inserts fell out in about 2-3 weeks.

After those died, I picked up a pair of PearlIzumi Attack gloves, and I HATE them. They are tight on the hand but loose in certain spots that make the hands chafe while gripping the bars tightly, especially like sprinting out of a light.

Both of these were fingerless, and if anyone has some good fingerless suggestions also, please post them.
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someone forgot motorcycle gloves at my work so i got em they are short(regular sized glove) they are kinda fun
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^ Win.

They're not full-fingered, but I've got a pair of black Trek gloves that I wear occasionally. They're nice and light so my hands don't overheat, but with plenty of padding in the palm, and they're not really flashy looking.
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Specialized Deflect- Great for cool weather, with a windproof upper and leather bottom with palm pad- I have worn them about 1000 miles and they are still holding up beautifully. I don't know how i biked without gloves before- you have so much more control on the bars with gloves.
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Pearl Izumi Gel-Lite
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And I'm not wearing **** this summer. Too hot and humid for gloves. Played out Ourys ftw, seriously.
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Fox sidewinder gloves as posted before.

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Originally Posted by xdrmusclex View Post
cOurt, could you give an example of motorcycle gloves ( I hadnt thought of those).

the ICON pursuit gloves look pretty good?
the icon gloves are ok,
this is me in a pair


new enough is usually decent enough
http://www.newenough.com/gloves/stre...t_cuff/?page=1

and I have crashed in alpinestars before, would have gotten another pair, just couldnt find them. crashed hard enough to end up with 16 some odd stitches in my face, but my hands where fine.
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I use some old Answer MTB gloves. Still work great after years of abuse.
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
the icon gloves are ok,
this is me in a pair

new enough is usually decent enough
http://www.newenough.com/gloves/stre...t_cuff/?page=1

and I have crashed in alpinestars before, would have gotten another pair, just couldnt find them. crashed hard enough to end up with 16 some odd stitches in my face, but my hands where fine.
I shopped on new enough a lot. Back when I was riding (sport bikes). Never thought of using bike gloves on bicycles. Had A* SP1's, which would've been too thick, IMO. I did like the carbon fiber bit on the knuckles.
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Originally Posted by c0urt View Post
the icon gloves are ok,
this is me in a pair


new enough is usually decent enough
http://www.newenough.com/gloves/stre...t_cuff/?page=1

and I have crashed in alpinestars before, would have gotten another pair, just couldnt find them. crashed hard enough to end up with 16 some odd stitches in my face, but my hands where fine.
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I've got several pairs of Louis Garneau ErgoAir fingerless gloves and a pair or Pearl Izumi full finger gloves for the winter. Pretty nondescript black with grey leather on the palms.

I wash them after a long ride or two in the winter, after every ride in the summer.

It's important that your gloves can breathe and be washable; otherwise they'll achieve super-skank Taliban status in very short order. And it won't be nice on your hands, either.
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avoid gore bike wear gel gloves -- they suck. I bought them for $8 last summer to try out on the cheap. they currently reside in the sock drawer.
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