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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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motocycle gloves question

Please excuse the newbie question but

What should I look for in a motorcycle glove?
Any recommendation on brand/quality/fit would be great.

I was thinking about the "Icon Super Duty Gloves"
http://www.kneedraggers.com/details/33-ICON9

I am leaning toward a lighter glove (like driving gloves)
instead of the heavy Track gloves (over the wrist).

Thanks

NOTE: I tend to be a easy to median rider.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 10:51 AM
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Re: motocycle gloves question

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Originally posted by lcmontanez
I am leaning toward a lighter glove (like driving gloves)
instead of the heavy Track gloves (over the wrist).

I tend to lean toward gloves with over the wrist gauntlets. It keeps your jacket from riding up in a crash. The first thing you do in a crash is put your hands down, protect them! The gloves you posted I'd use for really hot weather when i dont have a jacket on, but thats about it.

just my 2 cents.

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why do you not want over the wrist gloves? a 60 mph get off is the same if your a fast or slower rider. I wear mine every time I ride.

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a 60 mph get off is the same if your a fast or slower rider. I wear mine every time I ride.
True that! Check out Newenough.com for deals, I like Held but they're pricy and not very good looking.

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Check out Alpinestar Sp-S gloves. I have them and find they are very comfortable w/ good protection. They are short like the Icon's that you are looking at. http://www.alpinestars.com/_lp/moto_gloves_men.htm
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considering I do not wear any gloves now...

Is my choice fair? What about quality? Any other recommendations?
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considering I do not wear any gloves now...

Is my choice fair? What about quality? Any other recommendations?

I'd look into the JR Reactors. I'm guilty like you in wearing cheap gloves. I wear some gel gloves because I have a bit of carpel tunnel problems and the R1 vibrates like a..... I did crash test a pair of speedmasters this weekend and they help up great.

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Over the wrist gauntlets are the only way to go. Go for quality and overkill with this. Messing up your hands is very common on get offs. Just think aobut what is going to hit the ground first if you have the chance. I like Technic Violators more than the JR's. I've gone through both. NewEnough has them on sale periodically.

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You may want to check out the "Tour Master Cortech Comp Carbon II Gloves" at Imotorcyclestore.com. They offer good protection and ventilation at a good price.

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Over the wrist gauntlets are the only gloves I would ride with. Check HELD gloves, they are great and made of Kangaroo hide which is better quality then cow hide.

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im sure the kangaroo would say cow hide gloves are better
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im sure the kangaroo would say cow hide gloves are better
i have a pair of the icon super dutys, which are only 2 months old...the stitching is coming apart in the palms already...i don't like them...i bought them on a whim...i've always been into teknic products, and my violators are a year old (almost)...they still look new, and are pretty comfy...

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-29-2004, 01:20 AM
 
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MAW has Teknic violator pro's (2003 model) on clearance for $60.00


Thay also have Teknic Street Fighter Leather Gloves on clearance for $60.00 too. They are a shorter glove like you like too. ( I like the Violator pro over the wrist style better though)


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I have 3 pair of gloves, a very light pair, that I thought I would wear riding around the block, the other two pair, one is Firstgear Carbon Race glove, $49.00 from newenough.com, the other pair Teknic, race glove with carbon fiber knuckles, only $29.00 from newenough.com, I've worn these only a couple of times to break them in. A bunch of us bought the Teknic's. I'm going to wear the Firstgear til they fall apart, I have been really happy with Firstgear equipment.

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