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  • Exactly, my bike has 5" of padding built into the fork, padded gloves FTL.

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  • What, are my hand made of wet tissue paper?

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  • My grips are sof trubber, my for is 5" of soft, why do I need soft gloves on the soft on the soft?

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  • Huh, I've never actually though about this.

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    Non-padded MTB gloves

    Why are they so hard to find?

    The Giro Rivet is the only one I have found, I like them, but they redesigned them this year and the new ones don't fit as well as the old ones, bulky finger/thumb tips :-/

    When I ask for non padded gloves at the store they look at me like I asked for the 347th digit of Pi.

    Anyone know of any other non-padded full finger gloves?

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    Fox Dirtpaw.. Full finger. Very little palm padding. Fingers are cut a bit shorter than many other gloves...

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    Today at my LBS i was looking at a whole wall of gloves and only found a few that were padded. I picked up the Dirtpaws because they were the most padded full finger glove they had. And in all reality I wouldn't call that padding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaysop View Post
    Today at my LBS i was looking at a whole wall of gloves and only found a few that were padded. I picked up the Dirtpaws because they were the most padded full finger glove they had. And in all reality I wouldn't call that padding.
    I've got several other pairs of gel & foam padded palm gloves that make the dirtpaws palms feel paper thin..

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    Fox Dirtpaw
    yes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by branthopolis View Post
    I've got several other pairs of gel & foam padded palm gloves that make the dirtpaws palms feel paper thin..
    Yea exactly, I was looking for something like what your talking about to solve my numb hands issues.

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    661 Raji is what you need. No padding, well ventilated and practically unchanged through the years. Have been using them since 5-6 years.

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    I have some fox digit gloves that have zero padding. The only thing in the leather palm is a little bit of added grip on the index and middle fingers. I love them. Plus they were really cheap.
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    If you live near an REI, you might take a look. They have gloves for a variety of sports and you might find one you like. For example, I have a pair of cross country ski gloves I use for winter cycling. They are gore windstopper, not padded and have little grippy things on the palm and finger tips for grabbing the poles. They work great on grips and brakes.
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    A lot of guys I know wear Mechanix original gloves. $20 and you're set.

    In fact, I've been looking at hardware store gloves, and the higher-end stuff is almost directly comparable to full finger cycling specific gloves, with a sweat wipe and everything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by branthopolis View Post
    Fox Dirtpaw..
    Not quite what I am looking for, all that crap on the back of the gloves is a turn off for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by sstefanov View Post
    661 Raji is what you need.
    That looks sweet! Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    A lot of guys I know wear Mechanix original gloves. $20 and you're set.

    These are what I ride on gravity days and I'm liking them so much I've started thinking about getting pad-less gloves for my XC and road riding.

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    I don't need anything that makes the grips feel fatter.

    (suspension? I do have fat tires and rubber grips)

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    Mechanix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackbombay View Post
    When I ask for non padded gloves at the store they look at me like I asked for the 347th digit of Pi.
    I know that exact look. I've seen it frequently. I have a couple pairs of old Fox Sidewinder gloves. Not only did they lack padding, but they also lacked seams on the palm. LOVE those gloves. Fox still makes the Sidewinder, but they are a bit different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaysop View Post
    Yea exactly, I was looking for something like what your talking about to solve my numb hands issues.
    I found that glove padding was actually aggravating my hand numbness issues. Once I switched to gloves with no padding the numbness became less of a problem. Seems odd, but it worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyzbot View Post
    I found that glove padding was actually aggravating my hand numbness issues. Once I switched to gloves with no padding the numbness became less of a problem. Seems odd, but it worked for me.
    My thoughts as well. I used to be fine with padded gloves but recently have been having numbness issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zyzbot View Post
    I found that glove padding was actually aggravating my hand numbness issues. Once I switched to gloves with no padding the numbness became less of a problem. Seems odd, but it worked for me.
    I had the same experiance.
    The padding was making a raised point on one part of my hand and that part was more sore then the rest of my hand due to the extra pressure.

    All gloves should prevent chaffing and blisters and keep grip when sweating or wet.
    Boxing gloves need padding, not biking gloves. lol

    I think anyone who wants padded gloves probably needs a padded grip instead.
    The padding, is best left on the handle bar grip in my opinion.
    Then you have a uniform padding that wont fatigue from uneven pressure on your hand.

    I did have to search hard for a cushy grip that also worked well, but it was so worth it!

    Giant Sole-O Lock-On Grips - www.bikeconnection.com

    Giant Sole-O BMX Grips - www.bikeconnection.com

    I have had a lot of riders ask me where I got these because they want one just like it, once they see it and feel it.
    They are really inexpensive too and last a long time.
    I ride around my neighborhood without gloves sometimes now because they do not get slippery with sweat.

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    +1 on Fox Dirtpaw. Usually $18-20

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    661 Raji
    Fox DirtPaw

    Both can be had for little shekel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    A lot of guys I know wear Mechanix original gloves. $20 and you're set.

    In fact, I've been looking at hardware store gloves, and the higher-end stuff is almost directly comparable to full finger cycling specific gloves, with a sweat wipe and everything.

    Thats what I use and I love them.
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    661 raji's .great bar feel. mesh top keeps hands cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul.C View Post
    I have some fox digit gloves that have zero padding. The only thing in the leather palm is a little bit of added grip on the index and middle fingers. I love them. Plus they were really cheap.
    +1

    great gloves.

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    Mechanix. Plus their winter edition seems killer for cold weather riding.
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    If you have a Home Depot nearby, these are great and only $10.
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    I use a pair of mechanic work gloves. I wouldnt call it padding but more like "reinforced" around the palm. Also on the back of the gloves have a rubber armor covering all knuckles. They are full finger and the rest of the areas are meshlike. The best glove I've ever owned. Use it for landscaping/work/ and mtb rides.
    They fit slim and don't have that bulky glove thing where you can't grab anything with precision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David C View Post
    Mechanix. Plus their winter edition seems killer for cold weather riding.
    That's what I have! Couldn't remember the name.

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    I just bought some nice North Face MTB Gloves from zappos.com. They were $27.


    I would post the link to zappos for the North Face Slant glove which is a bit different from the ones I got, but I don't have 10 posts yet.

    zappos.com/the-north-face-slant-mtb-glove-black

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    Take your padded gloves,
    turn inside out,
    Make small cut in middle of pad/gel area @1/4" then get tweezers and pull out "gel" that's what they call it but their not fooling us! It's foam!!
    Anyways... This trick works and the area you've selected to do the foamadectamy is now double layer anti blister.
    Try it! You'll be glad you did!
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    I'll +1 the 661 Raji. I've used the Fox and Giro gloves and keep going back to the Rajis time after time. They're great for 'cross too as they've got fantastic feel. I use 661s for road, cross and MTB; 3 seasons worth. When it gets colder I switch to a Swix thin insulated nordic ski glove. That is how much I hate padded gloves.

    I not only want a thin, unpadded glove, but I also LOATHE velcro tabs on my gloves. They tend to chafe and seem to aggravate some minor CPT issues I sometimes have.

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