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Product review: Performance string back gloves PI also(7 posts)

Product review: Performance string back gloves PI alsoLone Gunman
Jul 15, 2002 3:17 PM
My gloves were getting to be in bad shape, Nashbar Fredric type, pittards palms, loved them, a good 2 seasons of use.

Wanted to get the retro gloves, ordered the PI and Performance stringbacks. The Performance gloves have a goatskin leather palm and the stringbacks have a looser weave and the fit is not 100% uniform LttoR, than the PI. The PI are NOT LEATHER palmed, they are synthetic feeling super suede, the stringbacks are a tight knit and fit is uniform. Both have adequate padding, both have cloth interior, both have a thumb brow wipe section. I like them for the retro use.
Cool--I always liked those (and the doily tan...) nmcory
Jul 16, 2002 7:43 AM
The same ones I posted pics of below?Ahimsa
Jul 16, 2002 1:51 PM
Those World Champ PI's have got faux leather?

Can ya snap a pic of 'em both and post it perchance?

I'd like to see non-catalog shots of those.


Sorry, have not made it to the digital world yet...Lone Gunman
Jul 16, 2002 6:14 PM
They are the very ones(both) you posted. The brown palm black strings pair, the color of the leather is an english tan I believe is the correct color description. They are okay, I may try to shrink the strings a bit to get a more personal fit on the next ride. The PI's, I wore them this evening, very nice fit and even though they are not smooth leather palms, they are a better pair of gloves than the brown and black strings. The palm is an ultra suede and feel nice, good padding and fit higher on the wrist, I got long hands. The palms are similar to Mechanix gloves, gloves sold at auto parts stores to keep you from busting up hands/knuckles or burns from hot parts.
Heh! This is the retro board after all!Ahimsa
Jul 17, 2002 10:09 AM
Perhaps you could send me a daguerrotype via post with a quill penned letter attached?

Then I could reply via telegram!


Heh heh heh heh!

Anyway, thanks for the further description. Like you, I will order both and go from there.

I will, however, need to wean myself off these gloves from Spirito. They are quite nice. I'll just have to get bikes for each pair of gloves, eh?


To be 100% honestLone Gunman
Jul 17, 2002 3:29 PM
I like the PI gloves the best of the 3 stringbacks that I own, best fit and padding. If Spirito gloves had the padding of the PI, they would be tops. I like some padding in the gloves.
They are pretty....Ahimsa
Jul 17, 2002 4:10 PM