Gloves for track racing

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Gloves for track racing

Postby X-wing » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:18 pm

Not sure if this is the right place for this, so let me know if it should be in the 'general discussion' section.

I was reading cycling news tonight, and I was looking at the photos from the Festival of Speed.

I noticed that a high percentage of the riders at the velodrome appear to be wearing what look like motorcycle gloves - at least, that is what they look like to me. I have a pair that look very similar - short gloves, Kevlar on the nuckles etc.

Here is a pic:
Track starting line

Now, what I know about racing could be comfortably scrawled on a postage stamp, so I am wondering if this is normal gear for track racing? Or is it some sort of gear that is only trotted out for the upper-echelon of racing?

Does anyone else here use these gloves?

Thanks in advance for satisfying my curiousity.

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Postby alchemist » Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:14 pm

I just wear some Fox mtb gloves. But these are the things you speak of
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Postby X-wing » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:34 am

Keiran gloves hey... interesting. Thanks for the info.
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:35 am

A helmet saved my life
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Postby 531db » Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:20 pm

Regular road cycling gloves will just fine.
Just as on the road you will get extra grip and crash protection.
No need to spend up large on the sprinter type gloves....
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