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Old 08-13-2009, 12:18 AM   #1
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What kind of gloves do you wear?

What kind of gloves do you wear, on the street, track and witch were/are your favorite.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:39 AM   #2
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I wear Alpinestars nowadys.
I've worn almost everything from Tecknic to Held to Hondaline gloves, and have crash tested a bunch of them.

There's a lot of good gloves on the market, just look for some details:

Fit. The gloves should fit snug without cutting off circulation.
Yes, leather will stretch a bit, but if it's uncomfortable in the store, it probably won't "stretch in".


Construction. Good quality leather, double or triple stitching, Kevlar panels, double layer of leather in impact zones: Palm, heel of palm and from there to your pinky.

A strap to prevent the glove from coming of in a crash.

Hard knuckle armor. It's not a necessity, but I prefer it.

I like at least a semi gauntlet style glove that offers at least abrasion protection for the wrist. Top of the line race gloves also offer some padding / armor in that area.


Right now I'm wear the Alpinestar GPX gloves in the summer / street and the GP Plus for the track / cooler months.

Yes, they're expensive, but I REALLY like my hands.

We've got a lot of experience with race gear, and can help you choose the right set of gloves and get you properly fitted, and we guarantee fit.
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I wear Frank Thomas perf leather. They are well-broken in and super comfy!
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gp+ a*. great glove. finger tips fit good.
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I'm track only, so gauntlet only. Been wearing a pair of AGV gloves for the last 3 seasons, and am starting to go through the leather in some places. Just got a pair of cortech gloves this week, going to give them a shot.
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I ride my bike with GP1 A* track and Feildsheer shortys for street
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Nowadays I only have two pair of gloves, the held phantoms & dainese full metal racer.
I love them both now, but at the start I hated the held's because it took some time to be broken in. Both of them offer great protection.
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I have a pair of icon street and a* alloys for street both of wich busted a seam within a week.

I want the a* spx or some kind of semi-guantlet. As said earlier they may be expensive but i like my hands.

Thanks for the replys, Reviews, and the opinions.
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Just looked up those A* GPX's... they look real nice... do you stock those Patrick? Do they come in a girls glove?
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They don't offer them in a womens glove, but if youo come by I can see what will fit you.
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I like the Held gloves bc of the kangaroo leather for the palms, the outside stitching on the fingers, perforated leather between the fingers, and the excellent protection and fit and finish.
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Either Teknic Chicane full gauntlet with carbon fiber knuckles or A* SMX-3.

In the winter, A* ST-1.
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i have the a* smx-6 gloves and they have been good to me
i think they shrunk a little a couple of months ago when i got rained on. i didnt let them dry right, now they cut off a little ciculation, not good.

when you check a glove out, wear it in real life before buying. make an open fist, like you are holding handlebars, or hold a rack (like a jacket rack or any tubing of comparable size to a handlebar. see if your fingers can easily move to operate levers and switches and stuff like that. it might just be a small annoyance in the store, but it could be a big issue on the road
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