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    What year-round full finger gloves for more-than-XC use?

    My Fox Digits are getting ragged. I got a hole in the knuckle from washing out in a corner with my hands still on the bars and the inside mesh part of the thumb has developed a long tear along the fabric. They were great while they lasted (except for the initial palm break-in period), but want a more durable pair that offers more protection. I barely got half a year out of this set.

    I'm looking for a full finger glove that I can wear all year long (in SoCal) with decent protection and breathability, preferably for cheap and in black (8"). I wouldn't mind a bulkier glove like the Sidewinder or something with hardshell knuckles.

    What are you guys wearing?
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    i wear 661 comp gloves. they have held up good and have some finger protection.

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    I think I'm going to get the Race Face Atlas AM Glove '09.

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Glove+09.aspx

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    those look pretty killer

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    fox dirtpaw

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    Fox Unibomber here. They last about 2 years. Were them all year and really like 'em. Looks like they are not part of the 2011 line. Means they will be less expensive.

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    Giro DND

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    Fox Sidewinder Gloves they are VERY Durable...i have been using them for about 6 months and havent noticed any wear on the palms..just dirty from riding..

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...+Glove+11.aspx

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    Troy Lee XC or Air gloves. I used to get blisters when riding moto and that stopped once I switched to the TLD XC gloves. I use them for MTB as well and they are great gloves. The Air gloves are a little more vented and they both have a nice thin palm.

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    I just wear a pair of the original Mechanix gloves. They last a long time and they are light and cheap.
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    Firm Grip gloves, from Home Depot. They are like mechanix gloves, but with better padding. I like them better than the best stuff I found at the LBS.

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    I have tried Fox Digits, Giro's, Pearls and I keep going back to the Digits. When these wear out, I will try something new.

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    Yea. I love the Digits. It's a real shame that it's tearing. That's why I'm looking at others that look the same, but maybe with a bit better palm. Not looking forward to needing to break in a new Digit's palm.

    They're actually Fox's #1 selling glove.

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    I second Fox Unabombers, the knuckle pads are overkill... until you hit something solid. Then they're marvellous!

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    +1 on the Mechanix Gloves.

    Buy a 2 pack on Ebay for dirt cheap. They are sick. Not some overpriced Fox crap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timm
    +1 on the Mechanix Gloves.

    Buy a 2 pack on Ebay for dirt cheap. They are sick. Not some overpriced Fox crap.
    Mechanix Gloves palms and fingers wear through too fast and the cheap ones don't offer protection. Digits cost me under $10.

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    I'm on my 3rd pair in 2 years at $7 a pair.

    If you are worried get these. . .

    http://www.mechanix.com/m-pact-2-glove
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    I've used these for awhile and they offer a little extra outside digit protection....

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...edy+Glove.aspx

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    I say get any lightweight glove that fits you when it pops up on Chainlove. At those prices, MTB gloves can almost be treated like disposable items. Ride them for a few months 'till they die, then switch to a new pair. I got several Fox Digits and Sidewinders last year at a really nice price, and that's what I've been doing.

    Andmaybe get a set of proper DH gloves for anytime you want the extra protection and don't mind warm hands.

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    my wife and I both wear Fox Reflex gel palms...super comfy, and they are only 14 bucks on Bluesky...

    http://www.blueskycycling.com/cat-gloves.htm

    We replace them a couple times a season. Not to hot in the summer and not to cold in the winter.

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