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    Anyone use Long Fingered Gloves during the Summer?

    I started using some Fox gloves in the summer and I really like them but I'm wondering if there are any other gloves that are a little bit cooler than those. I just bought a pair of Six Six One gloves and those things are HOT as Hades! It was only 75 outside and my hands felt like they were going to melt. Definitely no ventilation in that pair. They'll make a good winter glove though.

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    I've been using the Specialized Body Geometry gloves year round for about 3 years now. Luv em.

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    I always have used long fingered gloves, I live in Puerto Rico and the temp range is from 80s to 90s with no problems.

    I have used Fox, Odissey and recently Specialized. So far the Specialized are the best ones followed by the Fox.

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    Always full fingered

    Quote Originally Posted by fredł
    I've been using the Specialized Body Geometry gloves year round for about 3 years now. Luv em.
    I use the Specialized as well. Got them on one of their website sales. Not too hot, but then, not too warm in the winter either.

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    My favorite gloves are Mechanix Wear gloves. Available for $20 at Autozone. They have absolutely no padding, but I like them that way. They are farily well ventilated too.
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    2nd the Mechanix gloves...

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    My favorite gloves are Mechanix Wear gloves. Available for $20 at Autozone. They have absolutely no padding, but I like them that way. They are farily well ventilated too.
    They can be had for a little cheaper ($15 shipped) on ebay. However after using them I found that I like some padding, so I got some of their M-pact versions of the Mechanix gloves that has some light padding in the palm.

    Recently I got some Louis Garneau (sp?) Ergo Air long finger gloves, and those things appear to be the best of both worlds for me: being nicely padded in the palm yet cool.

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    ive always worn full finger

    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    I started using some Fox gloves in the summer and I really like them but I'm wondering if there are any other gloves that are a little bit cooler than those. I just bought a pair of Six Six One gloves and those things are HOT as Hades! It was only 75 outside and my hands felt like they were going to melt. Definitely no ventilation in that pair. They'll make a good winter glove though.
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    Try the Fox Incline

    If you like the way that Fox gloves fit, try the Incline. Pretty minimalist design and breathes pretty well. They're pretty cheap too!
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    I use full finger gloves all year round. Currently, I have the Specialized Ridge Long which are only $20 regular price from the LBS.

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    Always

    I always wear full-fingered gloves, even on those 95 degree humid days.

    One time I was riding with a buddy who was wearing shorties through semi-sandy conditions. He took a bad endo and went down hands first. The poor sap had sand & dirt under his fingernails and it was excrutiating. There wasn't a thing to do it about it either and it hurt like hell until the nails grew out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    I started using some Fox gloves in the summer and I really like them but I'm wondering if there are any other gloves that are a little bit cooler than those. I just bought a pair of Six Six One gloves and those things are HOT as Hades! It was only 75 outside and my hands felt like they were going to melt. Definitely no ventilation in that pair. They'll make a good winter glove though.
    Performance makes a basic full-finger glove that shouldn't be too uncomfortable in warm weather (seeing as they're actually quite useless when it's cold out )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drewdane
    Performance makes a basic full-finger glove that shouldn't be too uncomfortable in warm weather (seeing as they're actually quite useless when it's cold out )
    Yeah, I've got those. You're right, not very good in the winter but still not ventilated enough for the heat; if these are the ones I'm thinking of.

    Last summer was the first summer that I used long finger gloves and I'm glad I did with all of the bushes around, my knuckles were always getting scraped up. The fox gloves I was using have the rubber knuckle covering which really make for a sturdy feel but if there's something out there that's not quite as hot but still provides a good amount of protection, I'm all for it. I'll look into the Specialized gloves. I checked on the website and they look promising.Now I just need to find them in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    I started using some Fox gloves in the summer and I really like them but I'm wondering if there are any other gloves that are a little bit cooler than those. I just bought a pair of Six Six One gloves and those things are HOT as Hades! It was only 75 outside and my hands felt like they were going to melt. Definitely no ventilation in that pair. They'll make a good winter glove though.
    I use long fingered gloves all year long. My favorites are made by Louis garneau. They great for summer riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarrGuru
    I use long fingered gloves all year long. My favorites are made by Louis garneau. They great for summer riding!
    I haven't seen any places around here that carry their gloves, but I really like the quality of their jerseys so I'll keep a closer eye out for the gloves.

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    Always too

    In the winter I use PI Am Fibs or the C-Dale super cold weather gloves.

    In the summer I used the Specialized Body Geometry gloves. They fit well, breath well, have a snot rag and they don't have a lot of extra padding.

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    I always wear full fingered gloves....

    Hot hands are better than no protection from rocks and other little nasties IMHO....in the heat I have been wearing the 661 nasty glove and it seems to be quite breathable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    It was only 75 outside and my hands felt like they were going to melt. Definitely no ventilation in that pair. They'll make a good winter glove though.
    Here's what you need, Kristina --

    Rocket Power Parts Spyder gloves

    very well ventilated and not like the thick 661 gloves you tried.

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    LOL! I'd have to change the logo to read, "Scary Slow" instead of "Scary fast".

    Seriously, though, they look like what I'm looking for. I've never heard of this brand, though. Do you happen to know how well they hold up?

    Well, never mind my last question. I just went through the reviews and I surprised to see that they seem to do really well. I wonder why we dont' see more of these around.
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    Scaryfast Rocketparts

    I wear a pair of GTOs and my dad wears a pair of spyders. The spyders do have a more open material, even though I fare well on pretty warm days with GTOs.

    They have received good reviews in general, though its always nice to try a pair

    I actually work for the guy that is the company rocketparts, not anything having to do with gloves though.

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    Me and almost all of my riding buddies wear full fingered gloves year round here in Dallas. Even when its 110 degrees in the summer I wear the long ones. Fox and AXO brands

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomrannells
    Me and almost all of my riding buddies wear full fingered gloves year round here in Dallas. Even when its 110 degrees in the summer I wear the long ones. Fox and AXO brands
    I guess that's a good test of their ability to keep cool.Or do they? I'm not all that unhappy with my Fox gloves, just wondering if the grass is greener on the other side, so to speak. But, those SixSixOne gloves were baaaadd. Where in Dallas do you ride? I went to school there (before I started riding) and I'll be down there in May for my sister's graduation.

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    I use full-fingered MX gloves all the time. It is worth it in the long run, and they are better (and cheaper) than most "mtb" gloves. MX bars have a similer grip-size, so it' not like we are looking at something that is designed for an entirely different purpose. They work well, and you get a lot of bang for your buck. "MTB" gloves are just a farce IMO, just like how a few companies buy OEM seals from a seal-supplier for a few bucks, then turn around and sell them to you for 30 bucks, or how mountain-bike-fork oil is EXACTLY the same as mx-fork oil, and it just comes in a smaller and more expensive package at the bike shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jm.
    I use full-fingered MX gloves all the time. It is worth it in the long run, and they are better (and cheaper) than most "mtb" gloves. MX bars have a similer grip-size, so it' not like we are looking at something that is designed for an entirely different purpose. They work well, and you get a lot of bang for your buck. "MTB" gloves are just a farce IMO, just like how a few companies buy OEM seals from a seal-supplier for a few bucks, then turn around and sell them to you for 30 bucks, or how mountain-bike-fork oil is EXACTLY the same as mx-fork oil, and it just comes in a smaller and more expensive package at the bike shop.
    Funny that you mention that b/c I was wondering if that would be the case. THere seems to be a bit of crossover between the two industries so it only makes sense that some of those companies would market the same products in both venues.

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    Performance carries them

    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    I haven't seen any places around here that carry their gloves, but I really like the quality of their jerseys so I'll keep a closer eye out for the gloves.
    They're on sale right now for $34.99. I'm going to pick up a pair, today. They are by far, the most comfortable and coolest long fingered glove that I have ever tried.


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    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    I guess that's a good test of their ability to keep cool.Or do they? I'm not all that unhappy with my Fox gloves, just wondering if the grass is greener on the other side, so to speak. But, those SixSixOne gloves were baaaadd. Where in Dallas do you ride? I went to school there (before I started riding) and I'll be down there in May for my sister's graduation.
    There is some good riding here. It ain't Crested Butte but we take what we can get. Grapevine, Cleburne, Dinosaur Valley, Cameron Park, Tyler, Lake Murray, Bar H, etc. Check out www.dorba.org and you will see plenty.

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    I always wear full fingered gloves and don't find them too hot. I guess hot is all relative.

    Right now I use Fox Digits and I like them a lot.

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    I'll give you ten reasons to wear full finger gloves

    Your hands aren't going to get much warmer than what they are with half finger gloves. Plus, you get so much more protection. Plus, if you wipe out like I did in the below picture, its not alot of fun trying to get you gloves off when the tip of your thumb is bleeding like crazy and there is a big chunk hanging off. Unfortunately my thumb hasn't healed as fast as the skin did. This accident happened August 28 last year and I still can't use the front thumb shifter on my bike.
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    Rocket Power Parts makes a good pair

    of long fingered gloves. I've had a pair of the mesh backed ones that I wear during the humid southeast summers. Not "hot" at all and provides the protection just in case.

    I've also had a lightweight pair of Troy Lee gloves, but I really can't attest to their durability cuz the dog got to em and tore em up.

    I once used a pair of Mechanix gloves that I keep in the truck for wrencing for riding and they worked pretty well.

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    No slip

    I found that I prefer climbing in a set of the Specialized BG's & then switch to a set of MX gloves for the trip down.

    The full finger keeps my grips & levers from getting slippery with perspiration on the climb & the dry set for the descent is refreshing.

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    Terry

    I wanted to add that it's awefully good to have terrycloth on a glove you intend to climb with, I despise wiping my nose or eyes with a rough surface (especially those rubber nubs that are supposed to protect my fingers....ha!).

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    I liked the Rocket Power Spyders. The only issue I had was that the mesh uppers tore a little too easliy. So I replaced them with Troy Lee Designs' XC gloves that still provide great ventilation but have a little more substantial material than the Spyders. So far so good. As with any glove, just make sure you don't get the black ones.

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    Always.

    I take them off during LONG road climbs. Road/Trail rash affects fingertips also.

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    Sure

    I buy the cheap leather gloves at the hardware store for $1.95. They are tough, loose so they ventilate well, and room for liners in the winter. Unfortunately the fashion police (ex-roadies) for some ride groups get upset at the lack of style.

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    [QUOTE=. As with any glove, just make sure you don't get the black ones.[/QUOTE]
    Ha, that must be the problem then I've got the black ones but I think you're right. I'll go with a lighter color this time.

    P.S. I liked your "waffle story" sig better

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    2 pair, AXO Palomars and Pearl Izumi full-fingered gels. Use both all year, but lean towards the P.I.'s during the hotter days.

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    yes and this might help

    unfortunately, gloves change like underwear but....

    I always ride with FF gloves. I was able to get a pair 2 years back from Race Face, they are and XC glove so FF but very light and airy as opposed to the rest of my armored Fox etc FR types.

    Try emailing Simon's bike shop in Vancouver, he is one of their largest mail order stores, although in reality he's just an LBS.

    Or I found them here....http://www.webmountainbike.com/racfacxcgrip.html

    I'd also look at Cannondale and any other maker that supports XC riding and makes lines of clothing for XC riders..I had a pair of Cdale gloves way back that also were quite light FF ones.



    Hope that helps, Jim
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    Year round and on the road

    Quote Originally Posted by kpicha
    I started using some Fox gloves in the summer and I really like them but I'm wondering if there are any other gloves that are a little bit cooler than those. I just bought a pair of Six Six One gloves and those things are HOT as Hades! It was only 75 outside and my hands felt like they were going to melt. Definitely no ventilation in that pair. They'll make a good winter glove though.
    Its more about protection then anything else...

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    Definitely full fingers

    They saved my digits on a ride just the other night.

    I've had good luck with the Fox Inclines just like Nater.

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