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    Best Gloves to Protect Pinky and Ring Fingers?

    I recently upgraded my bars to a wider bar (which are great) but I've slammed each hand into into trees a couple of times . Besides not hitting the trees, what gloves out there have decent knuckle protection for the last two fingers?

    Thanks.

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    I don't know any particular brands or anything, but I know a lot of companies make DH-lite gloves that are a bit less beefy then full-out DH gloves but have knuckle armor. I know 661 has some. I'm sure other brands do too.
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    Wrong thread, sorry...

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    Fox Unabomber,
    Ive rode my pair for a good year and a half now.. Anything from Light Freeride and Downhill to All Mountain and mellow SingleTrack.
    Works great.
    Here they are at Jensons USA:

    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...e.aspx?sc=FRGL

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    RockGardn "fate" gloves or Dakine "Defender" has carbon fiber knuckle protection & I'm going to pick a pair up sooner or later. Not sure which; the "fate"'s are a bit cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtforester
    I recently upgraded my bars to a wider bar (which are great) but I've slammed each hand into into trees a couple of times . Besides not hitting the trees, what gloves out there have decent knuckle protection for the last two fingers?

    Thanks.
    How is this happening? Do you ride with your fingers curled around the ends of the bars? Otherwise, I'd think the bar ends would hit trees first--unless the trail is really narrow, and then I could see your fingers hitting, but in that case you should be hiking it anyway...

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    This is how it happens for me.

    1. Fast flowy trails
    2. Ride as fast as I can
    3. Rail as many corners as I can
    4. Some corners are pretty tight, though hiking these trails would be dull as hell.
    5. 710mm FSA Gravity Carbon Fiber bars
    6. Gripping the bars like 99.9% of riders grip the bars. Is there more than 1 way to hold on to standard handlebars?

    Thanks for your input.

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    710! Holy ****, that's wide as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noeticnormy
    710! Holy ****, that's wide as hell.
    Not really, ive had 32" bars and currently run 30" (762mm) on my XC/AM bike

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    Wow, I was worried about getting 660 bars. Puts my mind at ease...

    RED5: You have no problem on singletrack trails in between the trees? You ever hit your hands on a tree?

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    I hear these have good protection for when things get a little TOO fun.


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    bar ends help deflect as much as they help climb for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoPawn
    I hear these have good protection for when things get a little TOO fun.

    Haha wow, those gloves are just a little bit suggestive... I almost want to get some now, although I would feel like a huge tool everytime I went riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoPawn
    I hear these have good protection for when things get a little TOO fun.

    https://content.backcountry.com/imag...0008/SSWBP.jpg

    OK... Where can you get those. They will go over great here in "ass-backwards" Mississippi, heh.

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    The gloves are from POW gloves, called the 'shocker'

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    keep your pimp hand strong
    I dont care if you disagree with me. If your ok with being wrong thats fine with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RED5
    Not really, ive had 32" bars and currently run 30" (762mm) on my XC/AM bike
    Well, if he's banging his last two fingers into trees, it IS very wide.
    Last edited by kapusta; 08-15-2009 at 05:25 PM.

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    I've been using Dakine Ventilator gloves, they are nice and light full finger gloves.

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