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Old 06-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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glove choices....

I am getting ready to get a new set of gloves... it seems that after 3 low sides this year,(low speed) the palm of my glove on my left hand is getting thin and it won't be long until i can see skin thru it....
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A*stars GP pro
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anybody use either of these? How have they held up for you?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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I have Held Thrux (no longer on their site) and they have been the best gloves that I've worn and tested.
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All of those are good choices, IMHO it comes down to which ones fit you best.

I have and like the A*Stars, especially the attached little finger seems like a good idea.
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I had Alpinestars SP2 that I wore daily for a year. My crash in march dented in the carbon fiber knuckles but saved my hands and didn't tear. Very comfy too. I'd bet the GP pros are even better.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:48 PM   #5
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The Cortech Adrenaline gloves are my personal favorite. Well made and they last for awhile.
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I tried on a pair of Ride Smart taichi race gloves at motolibery in SA. Very good fit, protection, and comfort. A bit bulky and pricey for what I was shopping for at the time though.
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I have a pair of the Held Phantoms, great glove though they aren't cheap. I have had them for over a year and I love them.
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I have never owned a pair of Held's, but I want a pair of them. I have heard nothing but excellent comments from those that have owned and crashed in them. I just need to step up and pay for some.

I have owned Cortech and like them, but I've not tried the others.
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^^^^That's all I've ever heard from people with Held gloves. They must be good for the price.
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^^^^That's all I've ever heard from people with Held gloves. They must be good for the price.
I thought I'd check prices and found this...maybe time for me to order a pair of them finally.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...oves+Home+Page
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I have these and love em, work great and picked them up locally.
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I'd cross A* GP line off your list. I had a pair of GP Pros and within weeks seams were coming apart everywhere. I have Knox Handroids and couldn't be happier. I MAY try Helds after these wear out, but it's hard to imagine being happier with any other glove.
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I had a pair of Held Titans, the most expensive ones they make. After two days at the track, they started coming apart at the finger seams. Sent them in for repair, they sent back a brand new pair.

In apparel manufacturing, things can go wrong often. Held is not much different than the rest, based on what I've read. The ones I have now have been great. Never crashed in them, however.

I would recommend the Ride Smart Taichi. Not too expensive like Held and seem to be good quality. The guys I know who use them have been happy.
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I'd cross A* GP line off your list. I had a pair of GP Pros and within weeks seams were coming apart everywhere. I have Knox Handroids and couldn't be happier. I MAY try Helds after these wear out, but it's hard to imagine being happier with any other glove.
I've been wondering about the Knox Handroids, good to hear your thoughts.
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I've got a set of the Ride Smart Taichi GP-WRX.

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=5530

Been through 6 wrecks with them. Most of them included some pavement surfing with hands out. Two with the clipon coming down on my hand and the CF knuckle guard saving me. Still going strong with minimal wear.

They run small in size, but are comfortable right out of the gate.


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I'd cross A* GP line off your list. I had a pair of GP Pros and within weeks seams were coming apart everywhere. I have Knox Handroids and couldn't be happier. I MAY try Helds after these wear out, but it's hard to imagine being happier with any other glove.
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I too have had 3-4 pairs of A* gloves fail, at the seams as well.
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I ordered a set of the held phantoms...the local store that I prefer does not handle them so I had to order them online...let us hope it is a long time before I give you any review on how they did their job. I will report on how they feel when i get them.
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I ordered a set of the held phantoms...the local store that I prefer does not handle them so I had to order them online...let us hope it is a long time before I give you any review on how they did their job. I will report on how they feel when i get them.
If you make it to the lunch meet on Thursday you can try on my pair.
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Honestly the Cortech probably offers the most protection for the money with the Knox SPS hand sliders and use of SuperFabric. Cortech may not have the large name recognition like A* but offers some of the best materials out there.
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I've had two sets of Helds and live them. Only reason ice has two sets is bc the first set was partially stolen from cliffs truck which he replaced. Thanks Cliff.

Helds are very well constructed, from my experience at least. The outside stitching allows for very good feel and the kangaroo leather is extremely comfortable.

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