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    I'm asking for glove recommendations. I've decided against half finger ones. I guess what I'm asking for is, if you think you have good gloves, tell me about them. I'm not looking to see a fight, just your glove love. Thanks.

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    Gloves-let it rip

    Answer Fall Line XC. Some air flow, good protection, very comfortable and good grip. I like them

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    Re: Gloves-let it rip

    Dakine Ventilators or Oakley Factories
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    I just picked up a pair of these:

    Amazon.com: Pearl Izumi Men's Launch Glove: Sports & Outdoors

    They're super comfy. Soft, stretchy, light and airy. A good warm weather full finger glove; and they're cheap too.

    They replaced a pair of totally thrashed 661 carbon knuckled gloves:

    661 CG-2 GLOVE BK/WH XS : Amazon.com : Sports & Outdoors
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    I run Fox Bomber gloves - they have the carbon fiber want-a-be looking stuff on the knuckles. After two crashes on street bikes (at a track) and wearing gloves with hard protection on the knuckles and seeing the damage they took vs my hand I won't wear anything that doesn't have that sort of protection. Damage wasn't from sliding on asphalt for 50 feet, but from the initial impact into the pavement, which could easily be a rock on a trail to relate it back to mtn biking. The bombers vent good and I have ridden with them on very long rides in hot weather and don't have any issues with heat, comfort or grip.
    I know you stated you didn't want to see a fight, but if it came to that, these or the 661's mentioned already would give you a distinct advantage.

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    I picked up a pair of Giro DND's this spring and they are awesome. They fit nice and snug and the leather type material used on the palms and fingers grip really well. Even without a strap they stay nice and tight. I've also run Fox Digits and Dirtpaws but both had issues with bunching on the palms during long descents which would ultimately lead to hand fatigue and an uncomfortable ride. The DND's stay put and are nice and comfy. And they're cheap too!

    Giro DND gloves for cyclists

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    Fox digit.

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    Thanks for the replies. Anyone else?

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    Gloves-let it rip

    Mechanic Wear gloves. Plenty to choose from and great quality. Plus you can use them for more than just biking.

    Check then out at mechanixwear.com

    The M-PACT model is sweet, but they also have other versions with more solid knuckle protection, vents, etc.

    TASCO Safety has pretty UVB their whole line-up in stock and prices are great too, I think it's tascosafety.com
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    Fox Digit work well for me. Been using them for several years without any complaints.

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    I've been using a pair of Pearl Izumi Elite Gel full finger gloves this summer. They have just the right amount of padding and breathe well on hot days.

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    Are you looking for heavy, or minimal protection? Is lightweight/breathability a factor? Snot pad a necessity?

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    Fox Reflex Gel gloves for me. best full finger gloves I've checked out.

    found an awesome deal at price point and bought several pairs of the 2011 edition for less than 15 bucks a pair. Loved the red/black color scheme that year as well.

    arrgh just checked and all they have left is the small in red/black 2011

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    just got my 661 raji's off ebay for 12 bucks shipped

    i got large, might be too small, riding tomorrow will see

    i ordered a pair of xl's as well since they were so cheap, the gf can wear the larges no problem, these seem to run small

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    I always have to try on full finger gloves before I buy them. I bought some Specialized Lodowns this winter and like them quite a bit.

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    Just got a pair of Specialized XC Lite. I liked them a lot, until 3/4 of the way through my very first ride, I took a pretty tame spill and one of the fingers ripped straight off. I know they are minimalist, but I was hoping for a bit better durability than that.

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    I have been nothing short of amazed at my Dakine Sentinel gloves. I've had them over a year and a half, washed countless times, a dozen crashes, and they have been bombproof. My riding buddy has gone through 3 different gloves in the same time, and his next set will be these.

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    Just ordered the dakine sentinel . Will see when they get here Tuesday .

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    I had been suffering with some hand numbness until I got some Specialized Body Geometry gloves. If that's a problem, thay may be worth looking into.

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    Have been wearing RockGardn Fates and they seem good for the riding I do (mostly commuting and some dirty stuff).

    Other reviews have stated that one of the pull-tabs starts to peel off after a while, I've encountered this as well, but simply cut the part off, that tends to stick to the velcro.

    Also, if you buy the size according to their sizing chart, they will be a bit small, but will break in and fit nicely after about 2 weeks of regular use.

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    Fox Digit Gloves
    It is less than $30

    -Saved my skin a few times
    -Lightweight and breathable mesh back
    -Airprene flex knuckle panels and Neoprene knuckle and finger padding

    Used to wear Cannondale gloves and they are crap. I don't even feel them on and I love the feel

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    Indeed . I received my dakine sentinel and they were too big . Returned them to the store and there was a pair of fox digits and they fit well so I purchased them. Happy with the fox digits

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    loving the rajii's. very cool and thin perfect for texas

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    Bummer on returning the Sentinels. One wipe of the brow or nose and you'll wish you had the Sentinels. Oh well, when they wear out, give the Sentinels a try, they are good stuff man.
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    661 Raji are also my pick for years.
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    Rajis are great gloves. Thin, light and breathable.

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    661 Raji ?

    Does it have extra padding on the knuckles ?
    I like the extra tab by the palm as it does make it easier to pull up with your teeth when you have both gloves on

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    I had a pair of Six Six One SX-1s that lasted over 4 years before I finally changed. The palm is kind of thin now and aren't as comfy as they once were, but they still work. I'll use them for commuting in the fall. Those were some good gloves. How is the Raji in terms of durability? I was trying to find a pair to try on when I was looking for gloves, but found the Specialized first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skewe View Post
    661 Raji ?

    Does it have extra padding on the knuckles ?
    I like the extra tab by the palm as it does make it easier to pull up with your teeth when you have both gloves on

    no there is very little padding. since i switched to squishier (lizard skin) grips i wanted less padding on the palms.

    these have no padding on the knuckles


    i can see why these things cost 12 bucks shipped though, they look like they can wear out pretty quick...but hard to argue with 12 dollars

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ckeyeus View Post
    I always have to try on full finger gloves before I buy them.
    Yep. They have to fit.
    I like to have a little protection on the back of the hand too.

    Some seem to like padding or gel inserts but that makes the palm of a glove too bulky for me.

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    They are xc gloves, so no need for some special padding and protection, and with normal use, they last surprisingly long. I can easily go with single pair through all year, and most of time they can go through second year too.
    PS: $12?? Would you mind posting link, since here in Europe they are from 25-30eur (around $40) unless you find some sale somewhere, but even then, if they even have right size and color left, they are still around 20eur ($25).
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    If they say Dakine, or Pearl Izumi, they are good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by primoz View Post
    They are xc gloves, so no need for some special padding and protection, and with normal use, they last surprisingly long. I can easily go with single pair through all year, and most of time they can go through second year too.
    PS: $12?? Would you mind posting link, since here in Europe they are from 25-30eur (around $40) unless you find some sale somewhere, but even then, if they even have right size and color left, they are still around 20eur ($25).


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    Batting gloves from Wal-Mart when they go on sale!!

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