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    Light Ventilated Summer Gloves for XC/AM?

    It was 82 degrees yesterday and too warm for the gloves i have. Went without, and my sweaty paws were slipping on my foam grips.

    Any suggestions for a glove that will enhance my grip but feel light/cool on a long hot day of AM/XC riding? Not too concerned with protecting the backs o my hands/fingers.

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    I really like my 661 raji's. They breathe pretty well and are a very lightweight full finger glove

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    Pearl Izumi Impact gloves are pretty nice for that. Lightweight, breathable fabric on the backhand. Thin clarino leather palms for better bar feel.
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    Thanks guys

    just placed an order for the 661 Raji's. Look like they'll be perfect for my needs..

    Never had a problem w/ bare-handed grip before - must be the new foam grips I'm using . . ..
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    fox incline.

    and maybe the foam grips are part of the problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamL3227 View Post
    maybe the foam grips are part of the problem
    Clearly (see post directly above yours). ; )

    I like the light weight and shock absorption/comfort, though. Hand/finger numbness/discomfort on long rides is a thing of the past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpjumpy View Post
    Thanks guys

    just placed an order for the 661 Raji's. Look like they'll be perfect for my needs..

    Never had a problem w/ bare-handed grip before - must be the new foam grips I'm using . . ..
    Like the look of these. Ordered a pair from eBay for $10.

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    I use POW Hypervent and Raji 661.No complaints.
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    fox sidewinders are pretty good but you cant really land hard on the palm or it rips

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    Another vote for the 661 Raji can pick them up on chainlove for less then $10.

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    I just got a pair of 661 Raji off eBay for like $10. I like them, super comfy and lightweight. Plus the whole back of the hand is perforated to get some airflow going on.

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    The Raji's came in the other day. Wow. What an awesome summer glove for the price!

    Well done, guys.

    Thanks!
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    A bit late now, but do try Specialized Ridge. Best summer gloves I ever rode. Light weight, well ventilated, top plate is made out of one piece so there are no seams which would "bite" into your knuckles.

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    Pryme Have a Good Day gloves FTW! Light and breathable with a friendly message on the middle finger

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    Just got the Fox Reflex Gel Glove. The material on the back of the hand breathes very well and the palm padding is doing a great job so far.

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    Specialized XC Lites or Troy Lee Designs Air

    I've tried a lot of different makes and models. These are the ones I like the best. Überlight and very well ventilated.

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