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Comfy glove for long rides?(9 posts)

Comfy glove for long rides?cyclopathic
Jul 6, 2001 7:54 AM
looking for good glove with enough padding btw thumb and index finger for long rides /riding mostly hoods/. Unfortunately most of "padded" glove brands don't take it into consideration :-(
see the linkHaiku d'état
Jul 6, 2001 8:16 AM
BT, DT
thanx, but it doesn't help muchcyclopathic
Jul 6, 2001 8:34 AM
I have discarded PI and Perf Century goloves as "unexceptable"
they don't have ANY padding in thumb/index finger area.

I am using Perf Terry gloves, which I think much better, and they are alright for century. I need something which would last on 12-15hr ride without aerobars /they pretty much ruled out/.
Full fingerMrCelloBoy
Jul 6, 2001 9:04 AM
I've used several different brands of full finger MTb gloves (Lake, Trek)on both road and Mtn. bikes for long rides.
Specialized BG Comps...DINOSAUR
Jul 6, 2001 1:22 PM
Specialized BG Comps. Been wearing them for three seasons. Terry cloth backing, machine washable. Padded in the right places, comfortable and they hold up.
I just bought some of those a month agotl 1
Jul 6, 2001 9:46 PM
I love them so far. I have a pair each of the BG Comp half finger and the BG Team XC-L full finger. They're both available for cheap in the 2000 models on the Specialized web site. The full finger ones may be a roadie fashion faux pas but they are NICE gloves. The ends on the fingertip side are thin and have very light silicone dots. You can literally pick up a dime with 'em and they don't feel like you're wearing full finger gloves at all.

It's funny but in many of the reviews on these BG gloves folks complain that the pad is in the wrong positon but I don't agree. It's in the "heel" of the hand and it works great for me in preventing numbness.

http://www.specializedstore.com/store.htm?ecsid=1214
re: Comfy glove for long rides?coonass
Jul 6, 2001 6:00 PM
You can buy 12"x12"x1/8" sheet of Sorbothane® from McMasters. Cut strip about 1"x6"; tape one end at approx. 3½" from stem; stretch along bar and tape at 3" intervals to levers; then wrap bar w/bar tape..now you have the BEST shock absorbing material in the world and any decent padded glove will be fine...I have ridden without gloves without any numbness..(Pricey, about $29/sheet...but I've spent lot more for less :)
What's McMasters?bw17
Jul 7, 2001 2:33 PM
re: Comfy glove for long rides?look271
Jul 9, 2001 7:55 PM
I have the same problem with my left thumb and index finger. They get numb very early into a ride and no pair of gloves have helped,. Ironically, the most comfortable gloves I own are a pair of No Fear stinger full finger gloves that have NO padding. Go figure.