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Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:55 am
by WMC1
I am after any recommendations for a set of comfortable fingerless gloves for roadies.

I have large hands and I have yet to find a glove that provides comfort over longer distances. I find that the glove will dig into the skin between the fingers and after 120km I have to take them off.

I also finds that the padding in the ones that I have are inadequate and my hands end up in pain after a long period on the hoods. I have to keep changing positions to keep them pain free. I have checked my riding position and I am sure it is correct.

I have tried large and extra large versions and cant seem to get comfy ones.

Any valid recommendations would be appreciated and where you can buy them from (preferably online). Cheers.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:26 pm
by kokoman
Giro Monaco, try the website Frugal Rouleur

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:30 pm
by Redbull
I liked Giro's Bravo and Monaco gloves a lot.

Then I tried some Specialized BG gloves on the GF's reccomendation - they are superb. They are now the preferred option.

I don't think they are available online though, so down to your local Specialized dealer.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:29 pm
by NhiTrac
Redbull wrote:Then I tried some Specialized BG gloves on the GF's reccomendation - they are superb. They are now the preferred option.

I don't think they are available online though, so down to your local Specialized dealer.


+1

Absolutely love Specialized gloves. Great quality and fit. Super comfortable with their padding.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:53 pm
by DavidS
I have found these comfortable:

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Lots of padding too. Not sure how they would go on a long ride but they also look good ;)

Available here: http://www.rivbike.com/product-p/ag1.htm

DS

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:07 am
by TDC
WMC1 wrote:I also finds that the padding in the ones that I have are inadequate and my hands end up in pain after a long period on the hoods. I have to keep changing positions to keep them pain free. I have checked my riding position and I am sure it is correct.


If you are getting hand pain to the degree that you suggest, then your riding position may not be as correct as it could be.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:15 am
by hosko
Bought some very nice Netti gloves the other day. Most comfortable that I have ridden with. Has the nice loops also to get them off when finished.

Not that expensive, but was nicely padded.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:25 am
by DoogleDave
TDC wrote:If you are getting hand pain to the degree that you suggest, then your riding position may not be as correct as it could be.


+1.

Gloves will help to some degree but if you have too much weight on your arms then the gloves can only do so much.

When you're riding can you ride with your hands a few mm's off the bars, in your normal position (without falling forward) ?

I had a similar issue a while ago and I moved my seat back a little which made a difference. I still might get some hand pain riding 100+ km's but it's much better than it was...and I just keep alternating where/how I hold the bars throughout the ride.

Dave

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:40 am
by WMC1
Thank you for all your responses. i will check out the recommendations.

i will also investigate my position on the bike.

Cheers all.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:47 pm
by HAKS
NhiTrac wrote:
Redbull wrote:Then I tried some Specialized BG gloves on the GF's reccomendation - they are superb. They are now the preferred option.

I don't think they are available online though, so down to your local Specialized dealer.


+1

Absolutely love Specialized gloves. Great quality and fit. Super comfortable with their padding.


+2

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:07 pm
by WMC1
What is the sizing like for the Specialized mitts.

Eg. is Large actually large or would i need to go to extra large?

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:22 pm
by moosterbounce
I'm more a fan of Roeckl gloves. Very comfy and I find they fit me better than speccy.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:22 pm
by Sydguy
Love my $3.50 Anaconda gloves, used them for 3 years - but they now smell so bad that I had to bin them.

Went Sydney CBD shopping for new gloves, and had only one choice from 3 bike shops, that fit me.

For a stunning $27.50 grabbed some Serfas Starter Short-Finger in XL. Very happy with the 200 odd kms done in them so far.

Was a little bit worried about the two loops in the fingers which you use to pull them off - I wonder if they will ever snag something on the bike...

Anyway other gloves looked nice and all but $49 up to $70 for gloves... what a sham!

Beware online sizing!

JM

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:06 pm
by Puffy
Personally I wouldn't buy gloves without the loops between the fingers to aid removal. The ones I have tried with just a pocket are a pain to get off IME. The gloves I am looking at now don't have them but I might just buy them anway and sew some loops on.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:16 pm
by il padrone
Roeckl.... hmm? Exxy, look nice until the palm wears a hole after 4 months :x

Loops to remove? Yes,OK. Then they break :roll: Pockets, sure are fiddly - a waste of time. The best and simplest way to remove your gloves is to insert one or two fingers into the opposite glove under the palm and push the glove off. Simple really.

Re: Comfortable gloves for road biking

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:24 pm
by jacks1071
I use the Santini gloves, very comfortable, easy to get on and off. The protection on them though is somewhat limited, that being said I've ripped up about 3 sets of them in crashes without any significant skin off my hands.