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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-02-2005, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for Recommendation for Riding Gloves

Looking for a comfortable summer-season riding glove.

I personally like gel type gloves...but what is everyone else wearing this riding season?

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I went with the alpinestar smx-3's for the street. Kinda minimalistic, but they actually fit my hand well enough and are comfortable on the controls. I sound like a squid, lol

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i have the alpinestars smx-1 and the joe rocket phoenix gloves. i like both, although I wish they covered my wrists.
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I went with the alpinestar smx-3's for the street. Kinda minimalistic, but they actually fit my hand well enough and are comfortable on the controls. I sound like a squid, lol

Its no shame to sound like one...LOL...every once and a GREAT while. I sound more like a squid than anyone here lately.

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i have the alpinestars smx-1 and the joe rocket phoenix gloves. i like both, although I wish they covered my wrists.
+1 on the JR Phoenix. Much better than my fingerless workout gloves.

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+1 on the JR Phoenix. Much better than my fingerless workout gloves.
yeah but i ride 100% of the time with at LEAST a helmet and gloves. so those a good for around town when I am going back and forth to class. I don't wear them on longer rides-- but then again I don't wear the phoenix jacket on longer rides either. it's a shame to not wear the leather when u have it.
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yeah but i ride 100% of the time with at LEAST a helmet and gloves. so those a good for around town when I am going back and forth to class. I don't wear them on longer rides-- but then again I don't wear the phoenix jacket on longer rides either. it's a shame to not wear the leather when u have it.
Oh, i gear up on ALL rides. Lid, jacket, gloves, and sometimes a back protector. Riding without gloves feels weird and same with the lid. Plus, my new jacket looks bad ass.

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I bought these last year and they are all I ever wear:
http://www.newenough.com/held_ninja_glove_page.htm

Held are top-notch quality...

I decided to spend the extra $$ as I wanted as much protection on my hands as I could get. From many snowboarding falls I realized that I almost always put my hands out to stop my fall, even though I know I shouldn't do it. So I'm going to assume that in a get-off my hands (palms) will get their fair share of a beating...

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gauntlet style gloves......always. I have really nicely broken in pair that I just can't stop waering, even tho 2 seasons ago I bought a replacement pair.

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just crash tested my a* GP Plus gloves and they faired great! Dont know how good they will be in the summer buy my hands were happy yesterday.

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Held are top-notch quality...

I decided to spend the extra $$ as I wanted as much protection on my hands as I could get. From many snowboarding falls I realized that I almost always put my hands out to stop my fall, even though I know I shouldn't do it. So I'm going to assume that in a get-off my hands (palms) will get their fair share of a beating...[/QUOTE]

Those are nice, but I personaly like the palm area to be in suede instead of standard leather. The suede seems to hold the rubber of the grips better. I would like to get the aplinestars that are ~$250.00. I forget the name of them off hand. They are the most expensive ones they make (of course). I just can't bring myself to spen that much on gloves
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I have had a pair of Held gloves for the last four years, best gloves ever. Went down once at 80mph and they "held" up great!

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They are the most expensive ones they make (of course). I just can't bring myself to spen that much on gloves
Think of it this way though: you aren't spending that much on GLOVES, but on your HANDS. I don't think I could put a price tag on my hands...

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My Helds are toast, about 6 years old with 2 crashes. Too much rain and sweat, I should buy some of those Ninjas!

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I have been looking at the Joe Rocket GPX Gloves for around $100. I had an expensive pair of Dainese and you don't always get more by paying more. The damn things basically came apart with only about 2 MAYBE 3 years of riding with 1 yr only gettin 2000 miles in.

I'm also looking at Alpinestar as I have heard great things about them.

I have a pair of Teknic right now that seem to be good, but I want a Leather palm instead of the padded palm I have now. I don't get the "FEEL" of the bike.


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Think of it this way though: you aren't spending that much on GLOVES, but on your HANDS. I don't think I could put a price tag on my hands...

This is true. After further thought, I now realize that my love life is worth the extra protection
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i have alpinestar sp-s gloves. they are not gauntlet gloves but they are nice and comfortable.
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post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-02-2005, 09:30 PM
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This is true. After further thought, I now realize that my love life is worth the extra protection

LOL....then just buy one REALLY good glove and save money on the other one.

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