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    Favorite Full Finger Glove?

    What's your favorite XC full finger glove? I'm looking for less knuckle and back protection with lighter weight and better venting compared to Fox Moto/DH gloves. Palm padding should be minimal.
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    Pearl Izumi PRO glove... I don't know if it's discontinued though...

    http://www.6pm.com/product/7378213/color/144 - only sm and med

    http://www.blueskycycling.com/view_p...eProductSearch - XL here



    Very minimal padding - just a pad in the ulnar nerve area:


    Mostly mesh back - great venting:
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    Specialized Ridge. Sugoi has a nice light full fingered glove. I don't remember the name of it.

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    I like the Fox Reflex. It's lightweight with vented back and just the right amount of padding.

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    REI makes a pretty nice one under their Novara brand.

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    Craftsman mechanics gloves

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    If anyone is from the Northeast area, EMS (Eastern Mountain Sports) makes a great set of full finger gloves. There relatively cheap too compared to big name brands.

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    Thanks guys
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    fox unibomber

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    Quote Originally Posted by herbn
    fox unibomber
    Ha ha. That's probably the glove I'll get for DH but it looks a little hot and heavy for XC where I crash MUCH less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by limba
    Specialized Ridge.
    +1 I love my pair!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake21
    REI makes a pretty nice one under their Novara brand.
    +1 for the REI glove. I've tried Pearl Izumi, Fox, and Oakley and these are my favorites. Just the right amount of padding and breathe well enough for Texas summers.
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    I don't like the 661 Raji. It looks cool but seems cheap compared to these gloves. Actually it is cheaper but won't last as long as these.

    http://www.specialized.com/ca/en/bc/...jsp?spid=40566

    http://www.sugoi.com/can/eng/Product...-RS-Full-Glove

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    O´neal Revolution!! look it up

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    Fox Dirt Paws , Mechanix .

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    Another vote for Mechanix. I've been using mine for 2 years at least and they are going strong.

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    I use the Novara REI ones. They hold up quite well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPark
    Craftsman mechanics gloves
    Wow...I thought I was the only one...

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    hmm fox unibombers heavy?lightest gloves i get,i use them when i'm not using the full carbon gloves, offroad or on. please no glove weights in grams to the .01 gram.

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    I haven't weighed any gloves but I just figured that I'd get a second pair of gloves for XC use that are lighter, and better vented without the crash protection that I don't need. I'm probably getting Unibombers for DH and Moto.
    Keep the Country country.

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    I wear the women's version of those PI gloves posted above, and I think they're great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by System
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    Yeaaahh! Amazing!

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    I wear Giro Monaco gloves. They are road gloves, but are full finger and have great ventilation. They seem to be a little better made then many of the other gloves on the market.

    I think some of the 661 gloves (if not all) are made by Mechanix.

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    I've been riding the Fox Incline Gloves for the past few years. Not very expensive, light and excellent finger tip traction. I also have big hands, and they make a 2XL that fits perfect! You can get them as cheap as $12.00 or less.
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    I've been using Dakine Ventilators for the past 10 months, they've held up pretty well, and I've been rather impressed with how well the airflow is.

    Not much padding either, which is what I prefer.

    Last edited by Zillon; 09-27-2009 at 07:54 PM.

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    Any fox glove

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    Quote Originally Posted by indian fire trail
    Yeaaahh! Amazing!
    +3! Great hot weather glove. Zero padding and very minimalist.

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    Craftsman Mechanic Professional.
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    I wore FOX digit gloves for 2 years but some time ago tried Giro Rivet. they are wonderfull
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    i have some 09 raji's, cheap as chips & great choice for hot weather training... but, the thumbs are slightly too short unless i'm gripping bars & the stitching started unravelling on the palms even before the 1st ride - 41g though

    still looking for a decent hot weather full finger glove, Dakine Ventilator might be my next attempt

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    I have not had a chance to get my new Fox Incline a good test but the fit and feel seems very good on my set up rides around the block. Have some adidas that are the best I've had as far as fit and feel but the thumbs wore through. Going to try to have repaired or repair them myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by limba
    Specialized Ridge. Sugoi has a nice light full fingered glove. I don't remember the name of it.
    Doesn't get much better than the Ridge.



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    I'll probably get shouted down for this, but I bought a pair of Under Armour receiver gloves (Pursuit is the model) that are well-ventilated, stay pretty dry, provide a little warmth, and have just enough tack to make me feel confident grabbing my steel bar ends in the rain.

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    Before I tried the Fox Incline, I had a pair of Nike football gloves that worked well. I'm sure UA has a good solid product.
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    Another vote for Dakine Ventilators.

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    I've never tried UA gloves but their Coldgear longsleeve jersey blows away any cycling products I've tried. I'm sure the gloves are nice.

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    Fox DirtPaws...

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    Fox 360. More pricey than dirtpaws but worth every penny in my opinion. Mine have lasted longer, have excellent feel, and breathe well.

    http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...3168-018-015_G

    Imagine you can buy cheaper, but here is link.

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    giro rivet..amazing

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    Specialized BG Gel Glove Long Finger gloves. The padding is somewhat thick but in the right place so it doesn't bulk up at all. Most comfortable glove for a long time in the saddle, especially if you are running thin grips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Live
    I have not had a chance to get my new Fox Incline a good test but the fit and feel seems very good on my set up rides around the block. Have some adidas that are the best I've had as far as fit and feel but the thumbs wore through. Going to try to have repaired or repair them myself.

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    I'm also running the Fox Incline. Been out about 5/6 rides on trails and a bunch of times around my apartment complex after work. They have held up well so far. I also like fox's terry around the thumb for the forehead wiping.

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    for xc I like the dakine cross x. it still might be much for what you're looking for, and the ventilator may be a better option, but for xc riding in warmer weather I've really liked this glove.


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    Pearl Izumi Elite

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    This summer I purchased a pair of Mace Foundation gloves. I tried a pair of even lighter gloves from Activa that were even more breatheable, but the durability was total crap - I returned them. The Mace gloves are holding up well so far.

    I use Ergon grips, so I don't need or want a glove with a bunch of gel or padding in the palm.
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    Got to give it up for the Mechanix Gloves......I LOVE the new vented series ones. For what ever reason, the feel on brake levers is awesome for me.

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    Race Face Dues XC. Ventilation is really good, and they are comfy and not too thin, so you get a good feel for the levers and such.


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    Those look nice.

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