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    Gloves to protect against palm blisters

    Any recommendations?

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    I'd think any glove should do. Sounds counter intuitive, but maybe a thinner glove that dries faster.

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    You grip the bar too tightly

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    Gloves, grips, technique , could be a few different things

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    Try some Lizard Skin DSP grips. I had ODI lock on's of all types and always got bad calluses, not anymore with the DSP grips.

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    I don't think your gloves are the issue. Sounds to me like you put too much weight/grip on your bars. As stated above I would look at technique first before spending money to fix this. Or maybe even grips first before gloves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bank5 View Post
    Any recommendations?
    What part of the palm is blistering and under what conditions? Are you currently wearing any gloves? What grips do you use?

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    To add to Forster's question, "Where on the palm are the blisters forming"?

    If your experiencing prolonged severe friction, maybe you need to back down the intensity and allow your hands to develop callouses. Callouses are a good thing because they protect the softer skin underneath.
    I wear gloves when I ride but I don't wear gloves for weight lifting, so I've developed a nice little row of callouses.
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    Silly teenagers! You've got to switch up the hand you are using. Also known as the stranger.
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    I'd look at grips first gloves don't change much. Esi chunkies are the best 20 bucks Iv put into my bike.

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    I really like these and donít wear any of my other gloves anymore. The Merican - Stars n Bars USA ? Handup Gloves

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    As others stated I would start with your bike fit. If you are putting too much pressure on your hands this will cause pain and blisters. Additionally if you bar is too low this can also contribute.

    The other thing to consider is the bar sweep. If you have a very straight bar or a very bent bar these could contribute to pain on your hands.

    I also find that the more technical the trails for me, the more calluses I get. Lots of pulling up on the bar greatly contributes to this. For me very thin gloves that fit tightly but perfectly work best. For my hand size Fox gloves work great but everyone has different hand sizes. I also have a Giro pair that are really nice. Additional padding on the gloves will, counterintuitively, add all kinds blister points. Thin fast drying palms, snug fit and look for a grip diameter that works for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by armii View Post
    I really like these and donít wear any of my other gloves anymore. The Merican - Stars n Bars USA ? Handup Gloves
    I just got a pair of handup gloves, and found I liked them better than I expected. They fit really nice, and the lack of padding in the palm isn't a problem at all. I use ODI Rogue grips, fwiw.

    I agree with the other folks suggesting the problem might not even be the gloves (or lack thereof).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    . . . I use ODI Rogue grips, fwiw. . .
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    Actually I use ODI Rogue grips also.

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    I have better luck when I wash my gloves after a few rides. When I hit the bike park in the summer time I'll switch up gloves at lunch time and wash them when I get home.
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    I use these and like em!

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    How do the gloves fit ? If they are to big, they can cause blisters

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    Hi,

    Make sure you have a sport or task-specific glove. Donít wear anything under your gloves, like rings.

    And make sure your gloves fit. You donít want the glove to be too loose since loose gloves will just rub your skin more.

    And you donít want your glove to be too tight. You want it to fit like, well, like a glove snug.

    And make sure there are no seams where pressure is being applied or between areas of high friction, such as the curve between your thumb and forefinger.

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    Blisters on the hands are largely a result of friction, not weight. At 375Lbs I don't get blisters on a 25 mile trail ride or 50 mile road ride. My palms hurt like hell when I first started riding again, but never a blister.

    I have Cannondale D3 grips and Lizardskins tape on the bar ends. Pearl Izumi Elite Gel gloves do a good job of reducing hand pain/fatigue on long rides. I have yet to develop visible callouses.
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