Giro's Monaco is the hammer of the Giro glove line and is meant to be rock solid mile after mile. This begins with fit; no matter how well made, gloves are worthless if they don't fit well. Giro's Super Fit Engineering process assures a tailored construction, with a three-part Pittards leather palm that's cut to be precise and bunch-proof, especially at the finger/knuckle junction. The four-way-stretch mesh back is breathable, and features tiny pockets at the top ends of the middle and ring fingers to ease removal. A tab on the palm side of the wrist helps make it easier to pull the Monaco Gloves on and a Velcro closure lets you micro-adjust fit. The palm also features Technogel padding on the heel and outside of the hand, which is subtle and thin, but helps reduce the fatigue and potential numbness caused by the constant pressure of leaning onto the handlebars on long rides. The back of the thumb features a soft, microfiber wiper for your nose or face.The Monaco Gloves are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and come in Black/charcoal.
Strengths: Fit well until they fall apart. Great padding.
Weaknesses: Fell apart in 2 months
I thought I had found THE glove when I put these on in the shop and did my first couple of rides. But in 2 months time, and no crashes like the previous poster, the leather in the palm area completely fell apart. Hoping to find a glove this comfortable but with the quality to last.
a Weekend Warrior
from Brisbane, Queensland
Date Reviewed: January 20, 2012
Strengths: Not relevant to this product.
Weaknesses: Lasted four rides.
Do not buy these gloves. After four rides the material in the right palm is now a massive hole and I DID NOT crash with these gloves on. Also the G on the back of the hand was half fallen off in the bag when new. The material in the left palm is going out the same way. These gloves really look the goods, but are unfortunately junk.
I can't wait to hear the accusations of crashing from the vendor, who have not hesitated to lie to me in the past and will report back with the results. Perhaps I will be pleasantly surprised.
If you want photos of them please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free shipping. Red only - other colors and sizes are ~$45.
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