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Specialized 02 Team XC Glove (Long) Gloves

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $34.99

Product Description

This is the long fingered version of our XC glove wich was originally inspired by our team riders who were asking for a lightweight, breathable glove that could handle a season of World Cup racing. Long Finger version provides extra protection while still staying breathable.

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andrew from Sheffield

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2002

Strengths:    well ventilated, great grip on bars, comfortable because of the body geometry design.

Weaknesses:    ripted the little finger on somthing not sure wat i had'nt fallen off or court them on anything i think the material was just too week. the plastic part on the back obviously has no breathability so that can get damp if your hot on a hot day.

Bottom Line:   
great gloves a bit to thick for riding in the heat and not thick enough for riding in cold.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere in derbyshire

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   mike's bikes at berkerly

Similar Products Used:   many differant gloves

Bike Setup:   scalpel 1000 stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sam a Weekend Warrior from Ann Arbor

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2002

Strengths:    Nice Pads, Well Ventilated, Grips Nice, Light

Weaknesses:    Have Blisters on Hand, my friend told me its cause the way i hold my grips, you must ajust to glover

Bottom Line:   
The Gloves are real nice and all but sometimes i forget i have them on though. Dont know if thats a good thing or a bad thing. In all honesty i don't find grips that neciccary but i always were them.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $36.00

Purchased At:   Great lakes Cycle

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi Greptiles

Bike Setup:   Cheap Rainier worn down grips

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Will a Weekend Warrior from Cary, North Carolina

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2002

Strengths:    With Body Geometry you're hand is pampered from the moment you put them on until the moment you take them off. With the air-flow techniques used in all Specialized gloves, your hand is kept dry and cool for up to an hour. However, after that hour passes your hands become wet and sticky.

Weaknesses:    After this hour passes, the ride becomes miserable. I reccomend the XC gloves without the extended fingers for the longer rides. Big disadvantage to this glove it that it is not insulated enough for cool weather riding and has too much fabric and insulation for long warm weather riding. Oh yeah, and don't even think about wearing these gloves when the mercury hits 85...

Bottom Line:   
Overall, this glove isn't that great. If you're looking for yet another glove to add to your bike garage then this is what you need, a glove to be left on the shelf, not taken out on the road.

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Favorite Trail:   Rough Rider (Corolla, NC)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Other Specialized Gloves:
S-Works Glove
Enduro Glove

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