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Knox Handriod gloves

Anyone know anything about them? Did some internet research and they look pretty good / nice reviews. Sportbiketrackgear guys seem to like them, say the feel rivals Held Titans.

Any thoughts? I like the idea of quick on and off, the gauntlet closure system (wheel) and the scaphoid protection.


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My brother got them yesterday. They seem to be well made and look good. Well thought out too. The exoskeleton thingie is more of a gimmick in my opinion, though. It definitely should provide some extra impact protection, but it can't be compared to exoskeleton found on racing boots. I can't see how it can protect from hyperextension or flex.

My personal verdict: I like them a lot, but I'm still not sure about all that damn plastic on the outside, plus I'd rather have someone else crash test them well, get some history behind them. So I'll stick with Helds.

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If you want to try a set stop by ACC over memorial weekend and I'll have some there.

Personally, I like their fit and the construction looks quality. Im old school and they're a little wild looking for me with the moving knuckle protection. I know Brian Van did a youtube review on them and had a pair that were crashed in. They faired rather well.

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PM sent about these gloves. I actually have a brand new pair of these gloves in medium for sale if you are interested.
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I have the Knox Biomechs and love them. They were nice and soft when I got them. I didn't suffer any tough break in period. I love the ratcheting close system. Hit the button and spin the dial to close. Pull up on the dial to release. So easy. I ran them all last season and they are still great this season. The red dye bled a bit on me when they got wet.
I didn't like how the Handroid exo skeleton slid back and forth in the knuckle sheath/
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I just bought a pair at the beginning of the season. I was planning on buying a set of Held phantoms, but STG sold me on the Knox. So far I really like them, but I'm not sure how they crash. They're comfy and they seem high quality.

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Nick at STG sent me a link to the fitment chart and said "The gloves are fantastic, it's what I use and recommend."

Question is whether to go all out for the Handroid or go with the Biomech - I'm sold on the wrist closure already.

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How do Knox gloves fit size wise? Big? Small? I'm all over their fitment chart - XL-XXL on finger to wrist, L-XL on length of middle finger, and a solid M on hand circumference.

I'm thinking go with the L.

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I think they run a bit small. I have Held in M which really fit me well and Knox L fit me perfectly.

If you want to try on the ones we have and can come out to the city, just let me know.

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PM snet. Thanks. Don't think I'll be at the track until June 11, so I have some time to order.

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hmm.. I had a pair of alpinestars in M and the knox M were too big. I had to step down a size.

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hmm.. I had a pair of alpinestars in M and the knox M were too big. I had to step down a size.
I agree with Alex, these run a bit big in my opinion. The medium I have fit more like an Alpinestars large.
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Odd on the size issues. Stas is the man, I stopped by his place yesterday and while he wasn't there, he had his brother show me his brother's new Handroids in L.

I tried them on and they fit well, if anything a bit tight at the junction of the fingers to the palm, and the finger lengths were fine. I wear an L in most gloves without a problem, never bought a pair of XL's, and squeezed into a handmedown pair of waterproof M's that I stretched the bejeezus out of in just a few weeks.

I also tried on Stas' old Held Phantoms, and while they fit well, they didn't seem to provide the same 'feel' for lack of a better word.

I'll be buying the Handroids. The plastic spines do seem to resist the fingers being pulled into a fist, but not enough to cause extra tension on the hand when riding. I liked them.

And the fastening sytem - the button you pull, push and turn to tighten? Blows away any velcro crap and is easily worked with gloves on. Level of protection on the Hnadroids just seems to be the pinnacle of protection, and after a buddy of mine shattered his pinkie into his palm after a tumble at Black Hawk, I think the protection is a good idea.

Will report after I use them for a bit.

Thanks again Stas and Anton. Very cool, particularly since I hadn't met either of them.

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OK, bought them and used them over the weekend on a ride to Michigan, until I switched to warmer gloves (was cold on Friday).

They fit well, if not a little tight, in the large, but feel as if they will break in. The spines on the fingers do not detract from comfort, and they offer little if any resistance to keeping your hand in a curve - they are simply there.

The twist fastener technology on the wrist is great - easy to use with gloves on. Protection goes fairly deep on your wrist - not short gloves.

I was on my Sprint, which is more touring oriented and on which I keep a cramp buster on the throttle (piece of plastic to turn throttle with push of wrist as opposed to all grip and twist. The additional plastic pieces on the bottom of the palm kind of interfered with the cramp buster, but once I removed that it was great feel all the way. I also put the ramp buster back on on the way home and got used to the plastic knobbies on the palm.

Overall, excellent gloves, we'll see houw they fare at the track next week.

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that wasnt you that i tagged along with on the indiana toll road friday night was it?

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that wasnt you that i tagged along with on the indiana toll road friday night was it?

I got into the city around lunch time, so no. Rode Red Arrow Highway to 12 and only got on the toll road for the last 10 miles or so. HOT day.

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ah, deff not. i rolled with someone for about 40-50 miles

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Finally used them at the track, and they were great. Great feel, fit well, easy on and off and because of the fastening system, they really do feel like an extension of your leathers.

Of course, my buddy showed up with his new Held Titans, and they were as comfortable if not more so...but I'm loving the Knox Handroids at $100 less.

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I'm really happy with mine so far. The kangaroo is nice because it doesn't get stiff after you sweat in them on a hot day.

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