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Old 02-17-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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New Glove Recommendation?

I've a pair of BiLT leather mesh gloves with reinforced palms and plastic knuckles. They're plenty comfy, worked well in the summer, did okay in the winter with Anti Freeze liners, and are still in mostly one piece after 7,800 miles. The suede like material on the palms has mostly rubbed off and there's a small tear in one cuff along the hem.

I'm thinking about a pair of gloves with armor or padding in the palms. Leather mesh is still appealing. Knuckle protection, too. They should be good for summer wear. I'm okay with using liners, or even different gloves, in the winter.

What do y'all like? $50 or less preferred, but I'd go higher for a really good pair.
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:32 PM   #2
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lots of brands. i like my klims. they're made for women so the fingers are longer and fit well. check out scorpion brand, too.
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I don't have any suggestions for $50. I like my Vanson Pro-Perf engineer gloves for super hot weather and my Aerostich Competition Ropers for not-so-hot weather.
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Ooooo. Scorpion Klaw II
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Old 02-17-2016, 10:07 PM   #5
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... I'm thinking about a pair of gloves with armor or padding in the palms. Leather mesh is still appealing. Knuckle protection, too. They should be good for summer wear. I'm okay with using liners, or even different gloves, in the winter.

What do y'all like? $50 or less preferred, but I'd go higher for a really good pair.
My hands were soaking wet & the A-Stars "Lumidex Tech Road Gore-Tex" gloves with the C-fiber knuckle guards that are wonderful for road-riding in cool, dry weather were saturated and abt twice their normal weight, and mass, by Lunch at the J. Lewis 1-Day school last year. Went searching in Beautiful Downtown Pahrump (a-tump-tum), NV, after class and found a pair of Speed & Strength Enduro gloves at the Kawalski shop (only game in town), not far from the Nugget Casino & Hotel where I stayed, ~$35 and absolutely SUPERB for hot-weather riding. (I recommend the RV campground next door, it has cabins and I sponged off their WiFi, and that at Denny's, for 3 days while The Nugget was experiencing "Technical Difficulties," as in NO WiFi except at one table in the 24/7 Cafe, and that only on the 1st evening I was there!)

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Aside, do NOT go to the KTM Shoppe on the south side of Decatur looking for anything not MX-focused. Apparently, that's all they care about; the huge majority of the Bikey World might as well not exist. Just IMO, of course, but I'm parked there with a 500EXC that had just successfully raced Baja Rally 3.0, ridden by Ms. Jenifer Morgan of Ye Olde, with NO problems and they couldn't have cared less. But there's a very cute little gal (abt 18-19, looked like, younger than all but two of my six g'kids) who races MX so she can tell me everything I might want to know, about anything with two wheels, and any kit I might want. Yeah, Buddy!!!
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:13 PM   #6
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I run the RS Taichi Velocity gloves and love them. They're great from about 50degF all the way up to 120+ and breathe really well. No padding in the palms, but plenty of protection there. MotoLiberty in Dallas stocks them.

http://www.taichimoto.com/rs-taichi-...-carbon-glove/
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Old 02-18-2016, 07:23 AM   #7
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The most protective and versatile gloves I own are a pair of elk skin ropers. Mine are Aerostich, but there are other brands. They are tough, protective, pliable and inexpensive. I wear them from 100 degrees down to about 50. Mine are at least five years old.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-e...gloves-16.html


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Old 02-18-2016, 04:54 PM   #8
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The most protective and versatile gloves I own are a pair of elk skin ropers. Mine are Aerostich, but there are other brands. They are tough, protective, pliable and inexpensive. I wear them from 100 degrees down to about 50. Mine are at least five years old.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-e...gloves-16.html

And here.... http://www.texasgoodgloves.com/Geier...e-p/gg-445.htm
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:53 PM   #9
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The most protective and versatile gloves I own are a pair of elk skin ropers. Mine are Aerostich, but there are other brands. They are tough, protective, pliable and inexpensive. I wear them from 100 degrees down to about 50. Mine are at least five years old.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-e...gloves-16.html

there's a reason ranch hands wear these for building barbed wire fences!!!

and a reason the world trekkers wear them...

for colder weather, a pair of SMART WOOL LINERS will keep the old digits warm

MINK OIL 'em & your hands will stay dry

ELK SKIN is available thru several sources, m/c, cowboy, farm...

and they come in several styles, incl gauntlets

just this old man's experience

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The most protective and versatile gloves I own are a pair of elk skin ropers. Mine are Aerostich, but there are other brands. They are tough, protective, pliable and inexpensive. I wear them from 100 degrees down to about 50. Mine are at least five years old.

http://www.aerostich.com/aerostich-e...gloves-16.html

I've finally worn out my short-gauntlet and ordered a new pair last week. I wear them in heat and cold -- even across Death Valley at 119 degrees. Great gloves. The longer gauntlet serves me well in winter.
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Whatever you get, I strongly recommend gloves that have some kind of wrist strap that keeps the glove from being pulled off the hand. If you find yourself sliding down the road, it is VERY possible you will end up face down, meaning palm down. You might not think about it, but that friction can easily remove a glove. I did a face down 70mph slide and the strap kept my gloves in place even though the cuff was worn pretty bad. Another thing you might not realize is that unless you practice, the natural reaction for most people when going down is to hold TIGHT to the grips. The friction between the hand and grip when the grip is ripped from the hand can pull off gloves. In that accident where I slid at 70mph, the ends of ALL my fingers were bruised from the grips being ripped from my hands. The finger tips of the gloves were pulled back inside themselves about halfway. But for that wrist strap, the gloves might have come off completely. As it was, they stayed on and did a pretty good job of protecting my hands. I did have a cut on my right thumb where the glove eventually wore through from the sliding.
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Whatever you get, I strongly recommend gloves that have some kind of wrist strap that keeps the glove from being pulled off the hand. If you find yourself sliding down the road, it is VERY possible you will end up face down, meaning palm down. You might not think about it, but that friction can easily remove a glove. I did a face down 70mph slide and the strap kept my gloves in place even though the cuff was worn pretty bad. Another thing you might not realize is that unless you practice, the natural reaction for most people when going down is to hold TIGHT to the grips. The friction between the hand and grip when the grip is ripped from the hand can pull off gloves. In that accident where I slid at 70mph, the ends of ALL my fingers were bruised from the grips being ripped from my hands. The finger tips of the gloves were pulled back inside themselves about halfway. But for that wrist strap, the gloves might have come off completely. As it was, they stayed on and did a pretty good job of protecting my hands. I did have a cut on my right thumb where the glove eventually wore through from the sliding.
I've seen video of a racer's glove flying off just from the centripetal force as his body rotated through the air. The importance of retention can't be over-stressed.
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I've seen video of a racer's glove flying off just from the centripetal force as his body rotated through the air. The importance of retention can't be over-stressed.
Check this out -

http://i.imgur.com/cTIKqDB.gifv
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Jeez. Must have been soft aluminum. The toe peg held up much better.
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:37 PM   #15
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The only difference I see is the wiper on the thumb of the Aerostich gloves. I find it very handy.
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I wear leather roper gloves at work. They're a great all around glove.

Most def on a secure cuff.
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Old 02-18-2016, 05:56 PM   #17
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I won't get five years out of work gloves, though. The wastewater industry is tough on things.

My BiLT off road gloves, that's what they call them, have held up okay in their second life as general purpose gloves. I doubt they make it through 2016.

These BiLT gloves I motorcycle with now will become bicycle and kayak gloves.
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My buddies and I all wear these Alpine Stars SMX-2 Air Carbon. Not very good cold weather glove, but liners might help that. I found these same gloves on fleabay for about $50.
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Old 02-18-2016, 08:07 PM   #19
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Those Tourmaster look similar to the Spartan thinsulate gloves I have. They were used when I got them, and I used them more.

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I run the best winter gloves I've ever found-
Tourmaster Winter Elite II. Tourmaster Winter Elite II.


They also have the thumb squeegee on the left hand. I've worn them down to 23degF on my commute, with HotHands packs in them on the backs of my hands, and had no issue. They have a built-in rain fly that helps to keep the wind off also.
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