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What Gloves????

OK....I'm going to need some leather gloves for my NESBA days since it doesn't look like they accept textiles. Anybody have any suggestions on what to get????? and where to get them for a good price???

No I can't get the teknic violators on newenough because they don't have my size otherwise I'd be all over it.

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Re: What Gloves????

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No I can't get the teknic violators on newenough because they don't have my size otherwise I'd be all over it.
sorry man, thats what I use

There was another company making similar gloves... can't remember the name of them. I'm sure someone will chime in.

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Joe Rocket has all kinds of gaunlet leather gloves. Check out www.kneedraggers.com to see what they have. I think they carry last year's models at reduced prices.

BTW I have a pair of Speedway and Speedmaster. The Speedmaster one's are very much worth the money. They are more comfortable and better made.

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Joe Rocket has all kinds of gaunlet leather gloves. Check out www.kneedraggers.com to see what they have. I think they carry last year's models at reduced prices.

BTW I have a pair of Speedway and Speedmaster. The Speedmaster one's are very much worth the money. They are more comfortable and better made.

I found the speedmasters for $129

I've also found some fieldsheers for $70 and some firstgear for $80.

Too many decisions.

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Held...Best gloves on the planet. STT has them in their online store. A little expensive and plain looking, but you will not be disappointed. I've had mine for 3 years and they are better than new. They are genuinely repairable after a crash, unlike other gloves that are disposable.

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OK....I'm going to need some leather gloves for my NESBA days since it doesn't look like they accept textiles. Anybody have any suggestions on what to get????? and where to get them for a good price???

No I can't get the teknic violators on newenough because they don't have my size otherwise I'd be all over it.

What ever you do, don't get these gloves. They're OK for street riding, but for the track it seems like they don't have enough feal.

Get some gloves with carbon fiber reinforcement on the nuckles, palms and thumbs with the gauntlet that covers your wrists
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I don't wear gloves with the studded palms. the scratch the hell out the your gas tanks.

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HELD, MCC in Villa Park had them in stock, I bought mine for $99, excellent gloves.

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Held. Helmetharbor.com has them too

Those gloves don't have an Carbon Fiber reinforcement. If you go down that leather will wear rite through. Come on Dr.D.
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Those gloves don't have an Carbon Fiber reinforcement. If you go down that leather will wear rite through. Come on Dr.D.
that's kinda what I was thinking. It looks like the JR's the Fieldsheers, and first gear's offer alot more protection for less price.

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that's kinda what I was thinking. It looks like the JR's the Fieldsheers, and first gear's offer alot more protection for less price.

The only hard crash(50-60MPH) I've had was in the rain, they didn't wear through.

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cyclegear.com has good prices too

but helmet harbor treats you right, you can't go wrong there either. the guys that own & run the place race-- ask them their opinion.
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Those gloves don't have an Carbon Fiber reinforcement. If you go down that leather will wear rite through. Come on Dr.D.
As quoted from helmetharbor.com....

This "is" the ultimate race glove, period.

The kevlar ceramic polymermatrix silizium carbide is the best material you can put between your hand and the concrete. It's second only to industrial diamonds in hardness and abrasion resistence.

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First, it sounds like price is a big issue with you here (you currently have textile gloves???)

That makes no sense to me whatsoever, as you need these for track time. What's the first thing you do in even a minor tipover...STICK OUT YOUR HANDS! Who here does NOT need their hands to make a living to some degree? Why wouldn't you search for the best protection you can find, and make the cost a lesser priority?

Does $50-$90 make that much difference in a potential crash when you're unexpectedly testing your gear's ultimate value and purpose?

That said, it doesn't sound like you value your paws at $180- $229, but if you did, you'd be smart to try on a pair of HELDS to see firsthand what a race quality glove feels like and how it's constructed. It's one of those cases where you get exactly what you pay for.

Trophy Leathers in Nippleville stocks them. http://www.trophyleathers.com
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This "is" the ultimate race glove, period.

The kevlar ceramic polymermatrix silizium carbide is the best material you can put between your hand and the concrete. It's second only to industrial diamonds in hardness and abrasion resistence.
Are you going to the track day on Monday DR.D (Al)? I'd like to check those gloves out
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You tell em' Sandman!

I bought my Helds for $150, really the best money I have spent on gear. They just feel good.

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Re: Gloves

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First, it sounds like price is a big issue with you here (you currently have textile gloves???)

That makes no sense to me whatsoever, as you need these for track time. What's the first thing you do in even a minor tipover...STICK OUT YOUR HANDS! Who here does NOT need their hands to make a living to some degree? Why wouldn't you search for the best protection you can find, and make the cost a lesser priority?

Does $50-$90 make that much difference in a potential crash when you're unexpectedly testing your gear's ultimate value and purpose?

That said, it doesn't sound like you value your paws at $180- $229, but if you did, you'd be smart to try on a pair of HELDS to see firsthand what a race quality glove feels like and how it's constructed. It's one of those cases where you get exactly what you pay for.

Trophy Leathers in Nippleville stocks them. http://www.trophyleathers.com
the textiles were a gift and they are mainly for the street.....hence the post That being said I value "value" again.....hence the post. Getting other peoples opinion was my objective because you don't always "get what you pay for" in this world. There are countless cases of inflating price to create a perception of quality or luxury with products. Hence doing my homework so I don't have to pay $180-$229, if not needed, seems to be the smart money choice.


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I too have the JR Speedmasters. I've been really happy with them so far, excellent construction, and they make me feel all tough and such.

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Another Vote for the Speedmasters. Brian..you can come over and try mine on if you want to get the feel of them.

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