Answer Team 2 Gloves

4.5/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00


Product Description

Answer Team 2


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Reviews 1 - 14 (14 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jared G. a Weekend Warrior from Boise, ID

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2004

Strengths:    Very comfortable glove for mild chilly weather. Great palm padding and overall flex for hand movement. Good styling...although function before fashion. Washable material for you guys with stinky paws.

Weaknesses:    Large foam padding on back of hand kind of bulky...other than that none noted.

Bottom Line:   
Very comfortable glove that will last for the average rider. Good value if you can find them for less than the $50 MSRP advertised.

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Favorite Trail:   Scott's Trail #32

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Bobs Cycle Supply - online

Similar Products Used:   Fox DirtPaw, Schwinn full-finger

Bike Setup:   '03 Gary Fisher Tassajara

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brian Owens a Weekend Warrior from Surrey B.C Canada

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2003

Strengths:    Very light weight glove. Super comfortable with no hand fatigue after long rides.

Weaknesses:    None as of now

Bottom Line:   
Recommend this glove to all. Even the owners of the bike shop i go to use this glove. Warm in cool conditions and fairly cool and vented in really hot conditions.

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Favorite Trail:   The Frog

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Bike Zone

Similar Products Used:   Answer Dirtbike gloves

Bike Setup:   Kona Firemountain hardtail w/03'Jr. T

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Seb Wiers a Weekend Warrior from Minneapolis

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2001

Strengths:    Good fit in extra large, as my wrists are pretty thin compared to my tenis-racket hands. Nicely constructed, warm enough for fall and spring, great hold on every grip I've tried.
I got them on a lark because I lost my gloves, and the shop was out of everything that fit except these, which they had in the BMX section.


Weaknesses:    Maybe to warm for summer, heavy plastic "armor" on fingers can interfere with rapidfire shifters and seems pretty pointless (never riped up a knuckle crashing before).

Bottom Line:   
Excellent glove, glad I got them, and I don't ride downhill or BMX. Great for hard XC rides in any temp below 65 degrees. Still, I'm amazed with the $50 MSRP- there's no special "technical" features, just good solid construction. The vlaue is for the price I paid- only 2 flaming chipoltes if you paid $50, and that's if you don't loose them like I tend to.

The only other gloves I'd want (except for keeping warm) are mechincs gloves, and I don;t think they would give quite the same protection.

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Favorite Trail:   Theodore Worth

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   LBS (Eric's)

Similar Products Used:   Motocross gloves (for motorcyling), canondale cross country full finger gloves, various 3/4 finger cheapies.

Bike Setup:   Used these gloves with stock 2000 Specialized bars (narrow-ish bar with thin, abrasive grips) and Sun-Ringle Uncle Jesse DH bars with Race Face "Good n' Evil" grips (very plus, lots of leverage)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by hopping a Downhiller from alberta

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2001

Strengths:    they are cheep and soooo tuff


Weaknesses:    ummm they wore out after 2 years of riding almost every day all summer...HA like thats a weekness

Bottom Line:   
they are suuper strong gloves that dont cost much...i had the fox solos and they fell apart after the 1st ride....R&M's lasted half a season....these were great...i didnt want to get rid of them...but after 2 yrs they wore out...boohoo...

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   fox solo...R&M...raceface...kona

Bike Setup:   who cares

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Derf a Cross Country Rider from Blacksburg,VA

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2001

Strengths:    great comfort/fit
looks good


Weaknesses:    stink after a while... but then again all gloves do that ;-)

Bottom Line:   
These gloves are awesome. I like them the best because i also ride motocross and I can use them for both sports so i save mad $$$. I have taken some pretty mean spills on both bicycle and motocross bike and they have withstood everything. $45 is a good price to pay to use for 2 sports but maybe a little high for just mountain biking.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   Local motorcycle shop

Similar Products Used:   Fox, O'neil, JT

Bike Setup:   Trek 930 w/ Rock Shox Judy XC

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by cs a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: October 15, 2000

Strengths:    Comfortable, look good

Weaknesses:    Velsor straps are too short

Bottom Line:   
After only two rides the stitching on the palms and fingers began to come out. I returned them to the point of purchase for an exchange but the only other pair in my size also had problems with the stitching. I liked the fit and the look of these gloves but durability appears to be a problem. Judging by the other reviews, I may have just had some bad luck.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   Fox Solo

Bike Setup:   2000 Kona Blast (stock)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joe a Cross Country Rider from Orillia, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2000

Strengths:    Chicks dig the flashy design
Other guys are jealous of the flashy design
Gives you confidence on whatever you ride
Isn't that all that matters?


Weaknesses:    Not very grippy, tend to get hot for long rides. Stitching kind of cheap, and gets caught in my grip shift handles.

Bottom Line:   
The gloves look and feel cool. Unfortunately, they're too nice for my bike. Sometimes I just wear the gloves around the house cause they look and feel cool. Ride wise, they're not grippy. Just wearing these puppies will give you more confidence when you're riding. If you want to look cool while riding, and don't really care about the performance, get them. If you put performance before looks, get soemthing more technical. No gloves are more sick looking. Kind of expensive, but worth it for the flashy rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Hardwood Hills

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Crappy 98 Raleigh Tarantula

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lucas a Downhiller from Vancouver B.C.

Date Reviewed: July 26, 2000

Strengths:    Its all good
the glove is strong. How strong??
my frends call me seth after my hero seth enslow because I try stupid stunts and bail often. the gloves eat it all and come back for more.WAY BETTER THAN FOX


Weaknesses:    They can be hard to fined

Bottom Line:   
If you want a glove that you will not need to replace after
one weekend of riding than get a pair of the team 2

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Favorite Trail:   The Shore

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   fox,axo

Bike Setup:   KHS Dommanatrix,Race Face krankes,manitou x-vert dc shocks
mammoth rims,maxxis tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from York, Yorkshire, UK

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2000

Strengths:    1.The padding at the top gives protection
2.The black palm is strong, and does not tear into pieces
3.The cuff does not interfere with the shirt's cuffs
4.Various sizes


Weaknesses:    1.The strap is not long enough
2.No terry cloth to wipe out the dirty marks
3.The 'Answer' symbol is too big and hard, so it doesn't give you the dexterity


Bottom Line:   
This pair of gloves is a must have if you are limited on money. It gives you the feel to become a Downhill Racer, Mountain Biker, BMXer, or just a city rider. They are available on bvarious sizes, although some bike shops only sells one/two sizes. Actually, there are no difference between the 1999 version and the 2000 version, it's just the padding designs.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Little Welsh boy a Please Select from Wales

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2000

Strengths:    Comfy
Cheap(ish)
The white stuff on the backs makes them quite visible (I use these on & off-road U see?!?)


Weaknesses:    Stiching isn't 100%
You could consider them to look a bit 'naff'


Bottom Line:   
They work, keep my hands safe through spring, summer & autumn in the UK

They are ok in winter but not if it's freezing

At sixteen quid not too expensive & they have certainly lasted well (bar the little stiching I had to do in the first three months of use)

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Wooly Thinsulate gloves
Ex-East German army shooting gloves!
Lycra backed cycling mitts


Bike Setup:   MTB with slicks, thumbshifters

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Peepuff a Weekend Warrior from Honolulu, HI

Date Reviewed: December 4, 1999

Strengths:    
Good price, very sturdy construction with double stitching at the fingers, good range of sizes (esp. for small hands), sturdy thumb stitching, excellent knuckle protection


Weaknesses:    
padding is a little deficient in the palm


Bottom Line:   
I bought these wonderful gloves at Tempe Bicycle while on vacation and had to buy the smaller youth size as I have small hands. Nothing would fit until I found the Team 2. The price was also very right for the quality and workmanship of these gloves. I went on a ride and lost one side when I took my gloves off. I tried to re-order these in Hawaii but were told the Team 2 is discontinued. I have replaced them with the Answer Edge but they don't seem as well-made or comfortable as these.

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Answer Edge (nice, but not as nice as these, IMHO...the durable stitching at the fingers makes these superior to the Edge), Fox Mojaves (poor quality - '98 model), Pearl Izumis


Bike Setup:   
I have a hardtail with a Judy SL and ride trails as well as road. I am a cautious rider and I do not take frequent spills, but when I do I'd want the Team 2 protecting my fingers!

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by chrisnewton a Weekend Warrior from victoria BC

Date Reviewed: August 26, 1999

Strengths:    
goo looks, comfortable, strong


Weaknesses:    
hot.


Bottom Line:   
These gloves are awesome they have held to many o bails, and they fit perectly. I also wear them for wrenching.

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Favorite Trail:   
SKULL

Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Similar Products Used:   
none


Bike Setup:   
wheeler, stx, jettXC

Overall Rating:3
Submitted by Big T a Downhiller from Souther New Mexico Mountains

Date Reviewed: August 12, 1999

Strengths:    
Cheap, well made.
Offer good protection.
Pre-curved nice fit.


Weaknesses:    
Hot! Do not breath well
Palms tend to bunch up


Bottom Line:   
Not bad for the price, but you can catch Rocket Parts and Qrancs on sale for the same price. Too hot for long use. Because of the protection they offer they get three cogs!

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Duration Product Used:   
6 months

Similar Products Used:   
Rocket Parts Chargers (these rock!!)


Bike Setup:   
Too many to list..I own a bike shop.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Chris aka Stinky a Weekend Warrior from Kelowna, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 12, 1999

Strengths:    
Lots of padding, strong, look good.


Weaknesses:    
They bunch up a bit


Bottom Line:   
These are great DH gloves. They're strong, have lots of padding for crash protection, and fit very well. The problem with them is that they're a bit bulky and bunch up a bit. They also don't have a terry-cloth thumb to wipe your boogers off.

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Favorite Trail:   
The Rock Garden

Duration Product Used:   
less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   
Fox Incline gloves


Bike Setup:   
Kona U'Hu

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