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Race Gloves

Help me out with buying a new pair of racing gloves for 100 bucks or under. What is the best bang for the buck when it comes to gloves? I have owned AGV gloves with the carbon fiber reinforced palms and nuckles. They worked great and held up to numerous miles and crashes. I now have the icon warrier style gloves with the titanium reinforced nuckles and palm. They have held up really good too but have withstanded too much ashphalt surfing and are about done.

What is the best bang for the buck road racing, gauntlet style gloves? Recommendations are appreciated. Thanks.

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I think you should get the icon bling glove
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I like Lee Parks gloves. They're just leather though, no reinforcements. Lee's point of view is that reinforcements can only hurt more. He is usually at the IMS show, check them out.

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I think you should get the icon bling glove
Thats the glove I have gay boy. And I proved its worthyness of not just bling. They hold up quite well sliding across the asphalt numerous times.

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How many times have you crashed in them. Do they hold up OK?

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Ron, How many times have you crashed with them and did they hold up OK?

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Thats the glove I have gay boy. And I proved its worthyness of not just bling. They hold up quite well sliding across the asphalt numerous times.
it's worthiness ya dumb peckerwood. Try not to crash so much.. you're gear will last alot longer.
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I like Lee Parks gloves. They're just leather though, no reinforcements. Lee's point of view is that reinforcements can only hurt more. He is usually at the IMS show, check them out.
Believe it or not the reinforced nuckles are very important. If you highside and/or lowside and come down on your back, the backs of your hands come up over your head and smack the pavement. Very important. It is also very important to have some kind of reinforced palm, like carbon or titanium to withstand when you put your hand down at speed.

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it's worthiness ya dumb peckerwood. Try not to crash so much.. you're gear will last alot longer.
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The HELDs hold up very well under crashing. Both Ron and I have done our best to provide full scale, real world testing and they work great.

The only thing I have had to do was get a stitch replaced from buring my finger tips off pointing out apexes for riders... $3...

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Ron, How many times have you crashed with them and did they hold up OK?
I'm not Ron, but my Held gloves have stood up to 3 crashes so far, still very usable. Only the last 70 mph lowside at Putnam (very abrasive) has left some damage.
I have some real old school ones too.

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Awesome!

Ordering Helds then.

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How many times have you crashed in them. Do they hold up OK?
I have not crash tested them and thanks for the jinx!
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Teknic Speedstar Glove
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A bit over 100 but I was able to find these on closeout at cyclegear for 60 bucks a few months back. Have not wore them yet but they are built super heavy duty but are very comfortable. I am a big fan of Teknic glove, they fit me perfect.

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Who makes the gloves where the fingers are sewed together? I guess the concept is so you don't break a fiinger off in a crash?

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Who makes the gloves where the fingers are sewed together? I guess the concept is so you don't break a fiinger off in a crash?
I don't recommend wearing mittens
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What do you guys think of these?

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Believe it or not the reinforced nuckles are very important. If you highside and/or lowside and come down on your back, the backs of your hands come up over your head and smack the pavement. Very important. It is also very important to have some kind of reinforced palm, like carbon or titanium to withstand when you put your hand down at speed.
Actually, I agree. I simply quoted Lee's point of view.

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Who makes the gloves where the fingers are sewed together? I guess the concept is so you don't break a fiinger off in a crash?
Alpinestars. GP Plus, Pro and Tech. I have had two pairs of Plus.

They have a bridge of leather across the ring and pinky fingers to prevent what they call finger roll. Happened to Alex Criville and John Kocinski most notably. It prevents the pinky from getting rolled over and broken badly.

It happened to my friend Dave when he crashed down south riding with me one year. He had to get it pinned. The finger from that glove is still twisted.

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alpinestars and spidi
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Who makes the gloves where the fingers are sewed together? I guess the concept is so you don't break a fiinger off in a crash?
Spidi does, Penta race (that's what I have) and may be others. They're expensive though, and I don't think they're that great of a value.

There's sort of a plastic link between the two fingers:



The funny thing is - after trying to get used to it for quite a while, I said "fuck it" and cut off that link. Very uncomfortable, IMO.

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alpinestars GP tech or GP pro are great gloves that have a piece of leather between the fourth and fifth metacarpal.....no restriction, no loss of comfort.

To note....HELD gloves are good, but the Leather is REAL stiff. THe alpinestars are much more comfortable, especially after sweating in them, letting them dry overnight and putting them back on in the morning. BIG difference.
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I've got the A*'s GP Pro's...pricey but very nice, that little web takes a little getting used to but i don't even notice it anymore.

Danny has the $100 Held gloves, I know newenough had them last season...he's got like 2 or three full seasons on 'em with no complaints.

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That's a great price!

Saw these on newenough the other day...I too am in the market for some new gloves. These look like they might be kinda warm in the summer, do they have any perf or vents?....do you have this model?

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Ordering Helds then.

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