Race Face XC Gripper Glove Gloves

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

It’s all about priorities. These gloves are for those who choose breathability over protection. The XC Glove is perfect for cross-country off road racing. Features include breathable mesh construction, articulated knuckles on index and 2nd finger, terry cloth index finger for sweat absorption, Amara palm, stretch neoprene knuckles and wrist closure. Features Wristflex system for superior hand articulation.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by johnny t a Cross Country Rider from switzerland

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2008

Strengths:    it's confortable,does not warm up excessively in summer,looks good.

Weaknesses:    the "rubberized palm" writing on wears off in a few days,the silione on the brake fingers also wear out in about 4 months,the finger material also wear off fast.

Bottom Line:   
looks beat up after 6 months. It's a good glove but it is not long lasting like others i've tryed.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   t-bike

Similar Products Used:   o'neal reactor (very good) answer team 4 (resonable).

Bike Setup:   sibex siberian + dt swiss xmc + crosstrail wheels etc

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tom mahnke a Cross Country Rider from austin texas usa

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2003

Strengths:    good fit, i like the fact that it grips no matter how much you are sweating, counts for alot in this part of the world.seem to be put together well.

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
these gloves are the nicest gloves that i have used. The fox gloves held up fairly well. I had a bad experience with AXO gloves. A pair self destructed in a 12 hour race when I called AXO customer service I was shuffled to someones voice mail and never heard another thing.


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Favorite Trail:   womble

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   fox, AXO(junk)

Bike Setup:   Steelman Manzanita with XT and Marzocchi fork

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SGT. ROCK a Racer from Edmonton, AB

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2002

Strengths:    Price
Colour (orange, baby!)

Weaknesses:    Fit
Wristflex system is weird

Bottom Line:   
Good gloves, but the sizing on my pair is a bit off. The right glove is perfect, the left one is way tight. Both are tagged medium. Can't complain at the price, though.

The Wristflex system is just strange - small flap extending cuff of glove on the underside of the wrist. Why? Can't cut it off without uglifying the glove. Stupid.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Fox,Pearl Izumi

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by albion grimshaw from cae pawb

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2002

Strengths:    lightweight,good fit,nice looking

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
this is the perfect glove for most types of riding.even if it pissed down you still stayed comfortable & on a really cold(wind chill factor -10) day i wore a base layer glove underneath for a bit of extra warmth,it restricted movement a little bit but not enough to annoy.a very versatile all round glove.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Similar Products Used:   spesh

Bike Setup:   spesh

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ben Bilsland a Weekend Warrior from Taunton, Somerset, UK

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2002

Strengths:    Comfy, looks good, fits well, grippy.
Wristflex is really well designed

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
As you can see, I ride very different bikes but these gloves are perfect for each.
I honestly cannot see the point in spending any more on gloves, even for light DH because they are amply padded.
Granted you might like the security of big heavy mitts, but if Steve Peat (unofficial number 1 downhiller in the world) wears Troy Lee XC gloves, why do you need to have anything heavier? And these gloves arn't heavy.

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Favorite Trail:   Quantocks

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Ralph Colman Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Answer DH gloves, Specialised Body Geometry

Bike Setup:   GT i-drive, Kona singlespeed, Vitus Roadbike

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