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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2007, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Glove Question

I was wondering if there was a vast difference in performance between gauntlet or short cuff styles. Im new to riding and am trying to figure out what to buy. If anyone has an affordable product recommendation for me fell free to chime in.
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I was wondering if there was a vast difference in performance between gauntlet or short cuff styles. Im new to riding and am trying to figure out what to buy. If anyone has an affordable product recommendation for me fell free to chime in.
Go for the gauntlet every time. It helps to prevent your wrist from contacting the ground in a fall.

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I agree with cookeetree. Look to the race world for recs on safety gear. Going with gauntlet style is the safest bet for sure. I'm in Dallas, and sometimes my hands get too hot in the full gloves, so I have a short pair with more mesh except for on the knuckles for hot days and I wear gauntlet style when i know I'll be riding hard.
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I agree with cookeetree. Look to the race world for recs on safety gear. Going with gauntlet style is the safest bet for sure. I'm in Dallas, and sometimes my hands get too hot in the full gloves, so I have a short pair with more mesh except for on the knuckles for hot days and I wear gauntlet style when i know I'll be riding hard.
No offence, but you just contradicted yourself. You wear gauntlet-style gloves except for when it's hot. Racers use the same protection regardless of the weather, as do I.

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Yeah I know...I thought about that when I was writing it...It may not make a lot of sense from the safety perspective , but thats what I do.

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Thanks your advice along with some more research has led me decide on gauntlet style gloves. Any idea on what brand, model, or basic composition/ construction I should be looking for. That is, while keeping in mind that I am a college student budget and don't want to have to skimp when it comes to buying a helmet. As bad as it may sound I think it would be better to wear more budget gear in places other than my head if I can help it.
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Thanks your advice along with some more research has led me decide on gauntlet style gloves. Any idea on what brand, model, or basic composition/ construction I should be looking for...
You're welcome.

Not really sure what's available to you ove there and what it's worth. US-based members will be of more assistance there.

Check out some stuff online and go into the shops to try it on.




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i own the icon timax glives but i looked around a little and i dont think they continued the line. you can probably find them for cheaper now that they have discontinued them. i like the floating knuckles. they sruvived my crash with almost no damage...and a few laydowns previous. oh, there great road rage gloves. run the titanium knuckes down the side of the car to give them something to remember you by...if your into that hahaha!
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I wear Teknic Violator Pro's. They are quite comfortable and come pre-curved to fit the grip. Only downside I've noticed (and this may be a purely personal thing) is that the left palm tends to wear through in a year or so.

Look up NewEnough.com and see what's in stock there. Good prices and excellent service.
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It's interesting. Gauntlets are becoming less available than they once were. The Europian (and racing crowd) is leaning towards glove in jacket over jacket in glove lately. This was discussed in a recent motorcycle magazine. One of the reasons being the racers are having more crashes with their hands behind them than in front (remember the studded palms that all but went away?). Problem is, you have to have a jacket that is made for that style glove.

Me... I prefer a gauntlet almost always. But, they are getting harder to find.

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