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I'm looking for a pair of fingerless road cycling gloves that will help stop my hands getting numb. Any suggestions?

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  • singletonsingleton Posts: 1,923
    Now that the shops are open, try to go somewhere any try them on.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,120
    Numb hands might be a sign of issues with your position or core strength.

    Look at how many pros don't even wear gloves despite riding big distances.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,509
    Specialized have a good rep for plenty of padding. I was given a pair of Boardman mitts for Xmas, not as padded, but comfy on the few rides I've worn them.
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  • womackwomack Posts: 229
    mrb123 said:

    Numb hands might be a sign of issues with your position or core strength.

    Look at how many pros don't even wear gloves despite riding big distances.

    I would endorse this viewpoint.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258
    Gel bar tape?
  • I always wear them, they save the skin on your hands when you fall off as well
    Planet x padded ones seem good value.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,827
    Mitts.

    Mitts!
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,307
    As above - its more down to tape and position for numness.

    I don't wear any, some people won't ride without them. Personal choice.

    I've found that all the do is get my hands warm.

    Best pair I ever had was some Castelli aero ones then The Hound ate one of them for me.

    Altura also used to do cracking shortie ones - comfy, lots of padding, cheap if you want some.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,307
    Or Endura.

    one of the two.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,995 Lives Here
    FWIW I always understood the main purpose of gloves was to protect the palms of your hands in the event of a crash - popular with pros as taking the skin off your palms could be race-ending.

    The rest is merely ancillary.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,120
    I've always found the padded ones just seem to move the source of the pressure and do not provide extra comfort.

    My usual summer mitts are just basically a leather palm and mesh back. Got a couple of pairs of nice Giro Zero ones and some cheaper Galibier ones.
  • womackwomack Posts: 229

    Gel bar tape?

    Or double wrap.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 5,827
    womack said:

    Gel bar tape?

    Or double wrap.
    or bubble wrap.


    Or double bubble wrap.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 54,995 Lives Here
    I think as others have said, it is worth reiterating that if you really are getting numb hands then gloves aren't really the answer, but tweaking your position on your bike so that you don't have as much weight on your hands would be worth considering.

    It could be as simple as strengthening your lower back to take more of the weight off your arms.

    Here's a question - is it easy to take your hands off the bars and keep your back/torso in the same position?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,307
    also try and relax your shoulders - everything should be nice and loose, hands shouldn't be clenching the bars, more akin to playing the piano or tinkering with a beautiful woman/man/whatever.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258
    MattFalle said:

    also try and relax your shoulders - everything should be nice and loose, hands shouldn't be clenching the bars, more akin to playing the piano or tinkering with a beautiful woman/man/whatever.

    When you say "whatever" what species do you have in mind?
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258

    I think as others have said, it is worth reiterating that if you really are getting numb hands then gloves aren't really the answer, but tweaking your position on your bike so that you don't have as much weight on your hands would be worth considering.

    It could be as simple as strengthening your lower back to take more of the weight off your arms.

    Here's a question - is it easy to take your hands off the bars and keep your back/torso in the same position?

    Good question. There's a lot of emphasis on "lower" back, but really it is the long muscles up the mid spine that you need to be strong. The whole core, really.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,120

    MattFalle said:

    also try and relax your shoulders - everything should be nice and loose, hands shouldn't be clenching the bars, more akin to playing the piano or tinkering with a beautiful woman/man/whatever.

    When you say "whatever" what species do you have in mind?
    Gerbil?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,307

    MattFalle said:

    also try and relax your shoulders - everything should be nice and loose, hands shouldn't be clenching the bars, more akin to playing the piano or tinkering with a beautiful woman/man/whatever.

    When you say "whatever" what species do you have in mind?
    whatever floats your boat.

    there are too many nowadays for a simple country boy like me to keep track of.
  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 6,258
    MattFalle said:

    MattFalle said:

    also try and relax your shoulders - everything should be nice and loose, hands shouldn't be clenching the bars, more akin to playing the piano or tinkering with a beautiful woman/man/whatever.

    When you say "whatever" what species do you have in mind?
    whatever floats your boat.

    there are too many nowadays for a simple country boy like me to keep track of.
    It's not my boat I was asking about.
  • womackwomack Posts: 229

    MattFalle said:

    also try and relax your shoulders - everything should be nice and loose, hands shouldn't be clenching the bars, more akin to playing the piano or tinkering with a beautiful woman/man/whatever.

    When you say "whatever" what species do you have in mind?

    Could be a hedgehog.
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