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what are the best gloves out there and kevlar shorts(5 posts)

what are the best gloves out there and kevlar shortsishmael
May 4, 2001 10:16 AM
my new ones that i bought for 5 dollars by mail are crap and are too baggy in the fingers and the palm has been all ripped up from a fall..im looking for durability..where can you get the old style rope stitching toped ones with leather or perferably kevlar palms...i see gloves as second in protection to the helmet and i want something really strong in the palm and on the back (ive found i get scratched up there too)....also awhile ago on this board it was said that there are kevlar shorts out there, are they still made, where do you get em.
Fox Racing Productsgrz mnky
May 4, 2001 5:49 PM
Fox MTB gloves - totally bomb-proof and way more durable than any roadie product. Leave it to the motocross guys to write the book on crash worthy products. I've crash tested mine repeatedly as well as lots of other brands. Specialized gloves being the absolute bottom of the barrell. Even my friends that work there know this (both compaies are located in Morgan Hill, CA). Forget the string back real leather gloves - those are strictly for driving vintage British cars. You want to be able to toss the gloves in the washing machine and dryer with the rest of your gear - so synthetics rule. You have the choice of half, three quarter, and full finger and there's even a terry cloth type "boogie wipe" built into the back. Very handy. Sporting MTB gloves on a road bike gets you bonus Fred points.

As far as kevlar shorts go, you're looking at MTB DH, extreme street skate or motocross stuff. Actually, what you really want, if your're planning on going down (besides staying home), is padding and plastic body armour. The kevlar _may_ save you from abrassions, until it slides up, but it won't do a thing for the impact. Check out the Fox 911 product line. Roach Gear out of BC, Canada also has some great stuff. Wish I'd been wearing some of this in some of my wrecks.
Fox Racing Products : No wayAill
May 4, 2001 8:24 PM
You are nuts.
i was to impatient and just decided to buyishmael
May 4, 2001 8:35 PM
i bought assoc or whatever they are called ..they are kevlar and cost me a whopping 35 bucks but they seem good...thanks, ill check fox after the next time i go down and im still going to find those shorts.
I've had good luck with FOX gear...5taylor5
May 4, 2001 10:28 PM
Just to defend a good supplier of equipment. I started using fox gear(pants,jerseys,gloves,etc.) a few years ago while riding dirt bikes. I've always had good luck with the durability and customer service of the company. I've got a pair of their riding shorts,couple of jerseys, and a couple of pair of mx gloves that I use for riding my mountain bike. I wear them riding my street bike too. I would strongly suggest going to a m/c shop and trying on their gloves to make sure you get the right size. If the shop doesn't have the style you want use the FOX catalog and get the color and size you want...As long as they make bicycle gear I'll use it... Oh, and I'm just a satisified customer, I don't work for 'em... Kevin