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post #1 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-20-2007, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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What gloves are recommended?

I am new to riding and I am curious as to what I should expect to pay and what to look for. Thanks
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I am new to riding and I am curious as to what I should expect to pay and what to look for. Thanks
you can get good glove with good protection for under a $100.

I have the 05 Teknic lightning gloves w/ kevlar knuckles gauntlet style. They were $65. R1upon1 cant testify to how well they hold up in a crash
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anyways... 100 bucks? I'd say as a noob you can get perfectly fine gloves from 30-50.
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I don't get it...

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Oh, and I have a pair of A*'s SMX Air Carbon golves. The fit/feel good. Leather palm and carbon knuckles, mesh top. Great airflow and good feel. $60

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they make the one i posted in a strap on version
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I'd say go to a dealer and try on what you like. I have long and short gloves, one pair of Icon long gloves and two shorts (Astars and JR). Depends on the weather for which I ride with. But you can get ones from like 25-200 bucks depending on brand. Get what's comfortable for you.

I had a pair of JR long gloves when I first started riding, had to get them cause they were the only ones the dealer had that fit. Loved them, but they wore out really quickly, started tearing.

But yeah, I'd say go to the dealer, wear them around the dealer and make sure there are no 'pinches' when you wear them or grip the bars.
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I'd say go to a dealer and try on what you like. I have long and short gloves, one pair of Icon long gloves and two shorts (Astars and JR). Depends on the weather for which I ride with. But you can get ones from like 25-200 bucks depending on brand. Get what's comfortable for you.

I had a pair of JR long gloves when I first started riding, had to get them cause they were the only ones the dealer had that fit. Loved them, but they wore out really quickly, started tearing.

But yeah, I'd say go to the dealer, wear them around the dealer and make sure there are no 'pinches' when you wear them or grip the bars.
Dealers around here suck... Don't carry much for "sportbike" gloves. Icon Hooligan 2's are about it for in stock gloves, everything else is order only.

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Dealers around here suck... Don't carry much for "sportbike" gloves. Icon Hooligan 2's are about it for in stock gloves, everything else is order only.
Damn, I didn't see where you're from! Sorry, my friend is in, was in, grew up in South Dakota so I can feel for you!

Um, do you have like 'average' hands? I can see what I have at the house and probably just mail 'em to you if you pay the shipping?
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Damn, I didn't see where you're from! Sorry, my friend is in, was in, grew up in South Dakota so I can feel for you!

Um, do you have like 'average' hands? I can see what I have at the house and probably just mail 'em to you if you pay the shipping?
I've got gloves... ordered 'em online.
But if I remember correctly, ebbs238 is the OTHER ebbs lil bro. And he is currently here in fargo. So I was kinda helping him out...

Size Medium, A* SMX Air Carbons.

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I have Alpinestars GP Pro's.... you can find them on sale for around 150 shipped. They are $$, but worth it. Very high quality stuff right there.



Also, most people don't know this, but don't buy gloves that have a carbon fiber knuckleguard!!!! Carbon fiber, although STRONG, is also quite BRITTLE... if you hit the ground hard, the carbon fiber plate will shatter into hundreds of little carbon fiber "needles" that will then proceed to enter your hand. Yeah, it looks cool, but it's not safe.


A good ABS or thermoplastic plate beats CF flashy bits every day of the week.
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I've got gloves... ordered 'em online.
But if I remember correctly, ebbs238 is the OTHER ebbs lil bro. And he is currently here in fargo. So I was kinda helping him out...

Size Medium, A* SMX Air Carbons.
Oh, alright. I think those are the ones that I have anyways that I could've shipped to you if you needed a pair, shorties though.
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I have huge hands, so It may be harder to find some gloves. I have looked at some places in Oregon and it seems they don't like to carry ones in my size... that I like. Thanks all for responses!
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I have huge hands, so It may be harder to find some gloves. I have looked at some places in Oregon and it seems they don't like to carry ones in my size... that I like. Thanks all for responses!
check places like Joe Rocket n Teknic they have a hand sizing chart you can print off n then get a measurement for what size you need.
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www.newenough.com has a nice selection of gloves. I like them with thick palms and regular fingers so I can feel the clutch and brake levers. I buy elk-skin gloves from a local maker. Elk-skin is the second best for abrasion resistance, but the best is kangaroo-skin.
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I got ya.. I had a look too...

anyway, See is there is a Cycle Gear in your area.. they always have a big selection of gloves on hand.
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I like my A* SP-1's so much that when the first pair wore out I bought the exact same pair again. When those go, hopefully I will be able to get a 3rd pair, if they still make them!

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I like my A* SP-1's so much that when the first pair wore out I bought the exact same pair again. When those go, hopefully I will be able to get a 3rd pair, if they still make them!
Apparently you and many others aren't reading what I said above about CF plates in gloves...:

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I have Alpinestars GP Pro's.... you can find them on sale for around 150 shipped. They are $$, but worth it. Very high quality stuff right there.



Also, most people don't know this, but don't buy gloves that have a carbon fiber knuckleguard!!!! Carbon fiber, although STRONG, is also quite BRITTLE... if you hit the ground hard, the carbon fiber plate will shatter into hundreds of little carbon fiber "needles" that will then proceed to enter your hand. Yeah, it looks cool, but it's not safe.


A good ABS or thermoplastic plate beats CF flashy bits every day of the week.
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Apparently you and many others aren't reading what I said above about CF plates in gloves...:
Kevlar
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Kevlar
Are you saying the SP-1's have kevlar and not cf???

If you are, directly from A* website :
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Carbon fiber guards on the knuckle, top of the hand and fingers
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Are you saying the SP-1's have kevlar and not cf???

If you are, directly from A* website :
No my Teknics have Kevlar for the knuckle protectors not CF
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No my Teknics have Kevlar for the knuckle protectors not CF
Oh well you're not one of the people I was trying to warn then
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