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bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
edited April 2020 in Road buying advice
Its time to ditch my old Gore fingerless gloves as the gel padding is past its best, so i looking for a new pair what would you guys recommend, budget around £35
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  • wongataawongataa Posts: 967
    I like my Specialized ones.
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    wongataa said:

    I like my Specialized ones.

    Which ones do you use?
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  • fiverearsfiverears Posts: 38
    edited April 2020
    wongataa said:

    I like my Specialized ones.

    lol I cant think of a more silly brand name than specialized lool
  • fiverearsfiverears Posts: 38
    lapassione do a wide range
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    They're called mitts.
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    fenix said:

    They're called mitts.

    ?
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  • FDX are good. Lots of gel and reasonably priced.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,808
    I would recommend something minimalist - ideally unpadded - I got a pair of rapha ones but castelli do them and no doubt others.. I realise that's not for everyone but I actually would ride mittless but for the thought of losing skin in a crash. I find less is more in terms of comfort.
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  • whyamiherewhyamihere Posts: 7,549

    I would recommend something minimalist - ideally unpadded - I got a pair of rapha ones but castelli do them and no doubt others.. I realise that's not for everyone but I actually would ride mittless but for the thought of losing skin in a crash. I find less is more in terms of comfort.

    I'd agree with this, at least give unpadded gloves a try if you haven't before. I spent years and probably hundreds of pounds trying to find gloves with the right padding to be comfortable, until I tried some unpadded ones, and now I won't wear anything with padding.
  • Charlie_CrokerCharlie_Croker Posts: 1,481
    bikeit65 said:

    fenix said:

    They're called mitts.

    ?
    Fingerless gloves for cycling are called ‘cycling mitts’ or just mitts for short

    I used to use the leather palmed and string backed variety but they increasing difficult to find nowadays so I just use cheap FDJ padded mitts off eBay. The thing to get right is the fit, they need to be ‘snug’ but not tight. Don't throw your old pair away until you’re sure about the replacements, there a good reference point.

    I won’t ride without mitts/gloves since spending an afternoon picking the gravel out of my palms when I was a teenager

  • I bought some castelli padded mitts last year, pretty good, but I got some Hirzl unpadded for this year and they are brilliant! Highly recommended
  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    Guys thanks for your input, order a pair of g Gripgrab gel
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,192
    Love it when people ask for advice and then ignore it. :D
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  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    pblakeney said:

    Love it when people ask for advice and then ignore it. :D

    Did you give advise?
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,192
    No, others beat me to it.
    Did you see the laughing face? 😂
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
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  • bikeit65bikeit65 Posts: 962
    So what is your contribution here?
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  • daniel_bdaniel_b Posts: 10,153
    edited April 2020
    Rather get on with the Giro mitts, stumbled on them last year and now have 3 pairs.

    Found Altura mitts somewhat underwhelming.
    An old Assos pair I have refuse to die, and are butchered on the turbo circa 3 times a week for the last 3.5-4 years.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 19,192
    bikeit65 said:

    So what is your contribution here?

    😂😂
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • lakesludditelakesluddite Posts: 1,337
    fiverears said:
    It's a shame they don't have that much choice of style and colours :|
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,733

    fiverears said:
    It's a shame they don't have that much choice of style and colours :|
    Strangely no plain black which I might have expected to be the most popular option...
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