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    Good Gloves?

    My old Rock Shox pair ripped apart on me, anyone know any good gloves that have good protection and good grip?

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    I'm happy with my Descente Freeride gloves. They've saved my knuckles many a time.

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    I ride Troy Lee Designs XC gloves for AM and DH. But I prefer thin gloves, particularly in the palm.

    Everyone now and then (like this past weekend) I will catch my pinky against the bars and consider wearing gloves with protection but I just haven't found a pair that feels good on the bars. (My DH bars are 30" wide so runs in the tree's away from ski mountains can get tight at times).

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    I have several pair of gloves.
    For more agressive rides I wear my AXO Ride gloves, or my Pryme Bones gloves.
    For less agressive rides I like the Fox Digit or Sidewinder models.
    All good gloves.

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    Dakine Cross-X
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    Mechanix.
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    Fox Inclines for AM and Fox Bomber for the crazy/ DH days
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    +1 for incline and bomber!

    specialized fortress are good lightweight carbon gloves too
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    The Fox Digit is decent. I really like my Dakine X-Cross gloves, I picked them up at EMS a while back.
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    Shift Racing MX..great grip and a precurved fit that never bunches, plus its moto so it holds up a little better

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    love my TLD XC and SE ones...
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    661 makes a pair with carbon fiber knuckles. 39$ at my LBS, looks wicked, but didn't want to pay that much...went with some raceface gloves.
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    The original Mechanix gloves.


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    Got tired of mtb gloves that wear out in days of riding and switched to moto gloves. Very happy with the results.

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    fox sidewinders for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonhead08
    Dakine Cross-X

    I have a pair of these and they're pretty good, except the palm ripped after about a season.

    I am the only one who can't make a pair of gloves last more than a season? I've tried Fox, Race Face, 661, TLD and Dakine and they all get trashed and ripped after just one season.

    I want gloves I can get a few years out of.
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    Mace MX Comp II gloves. They're great and cheap too!
    Check out the review for them on www.mtbiking.ca.

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    Jett Flight gloves FTW!


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    +1 for Mechanix gloves. They are cheap, durable, and well designed.

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    I really like Dakine gloves...comfy and so far have been lasting a few season.

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    My fox sidewinders ripped in the palm after 3 weeks of riding...not impressed

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    +3 for Dakine. Have some Highwires and they are great. a very tiny hole in one finger but no biggie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession
    I have a pair of these and they're pretty good, except the palm ripped after about a season.

    I am the only one who can't make a pair of gloves last more than a season? I've tried Fox, Race Face, 661, TLD and Dakine and they all get trashed and ripped after just one season.

    I want gloves I can get a few years out of.
    I also agree - I had a pair of Dakine Cross-x that ripped up after a day at whistler. I've gone to a Giro Remedy glove that I'm really quite happy with; great fit, microfiber instead of terry-cloth wipe panels, armor where you need it, fairly lightweight. It's also got the d3o coolness-factor.

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    I have used many different types of gloves, gloves with a snot pad are awesome for trail riding. I go through so many gloves that I don't really have a favorite, just whatever is on special at the LBS works for me.
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    I wear dakine Cross-X & they've taken some hard hits but not on rocks YET. Pretty comfortable after breaking in. Wiping sweat off on the thumbs comes in handy! I'll try the Defender gloves next.

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    I just tore up my dakine cross x on their first crash, not impressed. Fox gloves last a little longer, but still not great.
    The sombrio gloves I got off chainlove have taken the most crashes, and are still in great shape.

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    I had a pair of the Dakine cross x gloves, they ripped up after about 3 weeks of riding (not falling). I really liked the Sombrio Forensics until a friend of mine threw a box in the camp fire near where they were drying. Now they are like an exo-skeleton.

    Got a pair of the Fox Digits with about 300 miles on them this season. They are holding up really well. Not much padding on the palms though.

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    I like fox gloves with no fingers and that have gel in the palm

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    Anything with thin "pittards" leather on the palm, as opposed to "clarino"

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    I'm looking for some full fingered well padded gloves. Wifey is a dental hygenist, I'm an IT guy, we rely heavily on our hands, so we'll be looking at lots of gloves (esp those suggested here) in the next few days!

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    I had the complete opposite experience of forester! My sombrio gloves sucked hard and ripped at the seams almost immediately...sent them back and they sent a different model, and those ripped soon after. Bought the dakine cross x and they've been great and no tears or nuttin. The funny thing is, my Answer gloves from 8 years ago are actually almost perfect still.

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    I go to Orchard supply and buy there gardening gloves. They are green, with gell pads

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    Dakine highwires.Nice and comfortable and lasting well.

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