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 Post subject: good thin/light gloves?
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:52 pm 
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Greetings forumites!

I typically ride bare handed, but I had a buddy who had a nasty crash last week and his hands look like ground beef now... so now I'm looking for some fingerless gloves

When I've worn gloves in the past They made my hands fall asleep and they were hot, sweaty and gross. Can you recommend some thin/light gloves to be used more for road rash protection than for anything else?

keep in mind my rides are typically between 85-105 degrees , and I don't want alot of padding (I use mechanix gloves in the winter for warmth, but our winter in South Texas is like 6 weeks)

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Hot, sweaty hands are better than meat grinder, road rash hands. Mechanix are probably the thinnest (at least the ones I have) full finger ones and when going at a good clip the flow air pretty well through the top.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:49 am 
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I swear by Castelli Rosso Corsa (when I am not riding gloveless).

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:29 am 
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Castelli S.Tre gloves for hot days. I think the best ones I have owned. And the rubber padding is surprisingly comfortable (and grippy). Important to get the right size (to have a proper tight fit). I got an S (perfect fit), although by Castelli measurements I should get an M.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:20 am 
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On the Castelli trend, their Aero Gloves are pretty darn minimalist. Which is exactly why I like them. Little to no padding on the palms and a thin lycra back.


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+1 Castelli Aero or Giro LTZ

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:56 am 
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geedawg wrote:
On the Castelli trend, their Aero Gloves are pretty darn minimalist. Which is exactly why I like them. Little to no padding on the palms and a thin lycra back.


I love mine, bought two pairs when I could

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Powerful Pete wrote:
I swear by Castelli Rosso Corsa (when I am not riding gloveless).
The palm <of the 2012 Castelli Rosso Corsa Glove> has generous padding, 5mm thick in sections, made of a porous gel pad to minimize palm sweat inside the glove.
I don't know about you, but if accurate, 5 mm of padding doesn't sound thin to me.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:09 pm 
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I found Pearl Izumi's aero gloves to be better than Castelli's. Plus you get the famed PearlIzumi-we'll-replace-it-without-a-receipt-lifetime-warranty.
Castelli gloves have been notoriously bad in their stitching, from personal experience. Your mileage may vary.
Louis Garneau also makes an aero glove, in my opinion it looks less "poseur living in the past" than the Castelli.

For the non-aero variety: I've been very pleased with these from Louis Garneau -
http://www.realcyclist.com/louis-garneau-0-calory-glove

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I have those Garneau's......rarely wear gloves, but when I do, I wear those.

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prendrefeu, I never thought of doing it before, and just figured I got my use out of them, but I have two Pearl Izumi jerseys which are in good shape except for zippers which are stuck in one position. They were purchased in 2000 and 2006. Would Pearl Izumi actually repair these for me (replace the zippers)? I only bought the second jersey because the zipper on the first stopped working.

Also, I use Pearl Izumi race gloves, which unfortunately, Pearl Izumi stopped making several years ago. After having bought a couple of pairs from madcow when I was visiting Tucson on business, I cleaned out madcow's remaining stock in size medium after that model went out of production. Unfortunately (actually, fortunately), they are the longest lasting gloves I've ever had, so I expect my remaining gloves to last me until I get put in a home as a senile old man*.

* as opposed to a senile middle-aged man who still rides


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Hammer, I don't know about jerseys - only had gloves replaced and didn't have a problem. Seams were stretching on one hand, sent them in, got a new year model back.
http://shop.pearlizumi.com/cms/index.ph ... e-warranty

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six six one MTB gloves ,very light and groovy


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I was just in the exact position you were in. I had the Rosso for a year and they kind of fell apart so I was looking for the same things you were in gloves except that I hate velcro latches. I decided to try these since Florida gets pretty hot the summer.

http://www.swimoutlet.com/ProductDetail ... ick=205146

They feel fantastic and about as minimal as a glove can get. :thumbup:


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