Specialized BG Radiator Gloves

2.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $45.00


Product Description

Ingeniously combining armored protection, breezy ventilation and patented Body Geometry technology the Radiator Glove sets new benchmarks for functional cross country performance.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by yspelipe a Cross Country Rider from USA

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2011

Strengths:    These golves look nice, and the BG padded areas are comfortable.

Weaknesses:    Too thin, protective plastic peices on the fingers fell off, air holes expanded creating massive holes on each of the fingers and palms.

Bottom Line:   
These gloves will get holes in them after a fair amount of riding, there's better gloves out there.

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Favorite Trail:   Cockaponset

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Local Shop

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi gloves

Bike Setup:   See profile

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Boogie Man?s Nightmare a Cross Country Rider from Czech Republic

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2010

Strengths:    Breathable, feel on grips, palm comfort

Weaknesses:    short fingers, closing strap stopped working after 4 months, BG gel pad location, price, silicon prints quality

Bottom Line:   
Plastic spoilers really helps the glove to breathe a give it a sort of protection on expanded places. BG gel pads are located off the contact point between palm and grip and most of it´s surface is useless and sometimes irritating. Silicon prints went off after 4 months but even after 2 months they became slippery. For that money I will take 2 pairs of light MX gloves that fits great a last very long time...

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Similar Products Used:   Answer gloves, OF3

Bike Setup:   RB Monster AM, Marzocchi AM1 SL with Fox Vanilla R shock, Syncros cockpit, Elixir CR, Sram X7, Syncros Rims with DT Swiss hubs

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Richard Eckert a Cross Country Rider from Waikoloa, Hawaii

Date Reviewed: January 26, 2008

Strengths:    Fits well. Fairly cool (temperature) glove while the "radiators" were attached. If you are a sponsored rider you can feel good about throwing these away frequently.

Weaknesses:    This glove has the worst velcro closure on ANY product I have EVER handled. I cant believe that anyone at Specialized actually inspected this design before releasing it for production. The "hook" flap continually rolls up from the end and does not stick to the "loop" closure. I returned a pair for a new pair as a factory defect but found it to be a matter of "standardized whimpamatic" manufacturing.
Secondly, as mentioned in other posts, the rubber venting on the knuckles and dorsal hand peel away after a couple of weeks. What good is it when the selling point of your product falls off after two weeks? If you are a working person who values getting what you pay for, these are not for you.


Bottom Line:   
The bottom line is Specialized really dropped the ball on production of this glove. Shame on you Specialized putting out such a worthless product.

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Favorite Trail:   Somewhere In Hawaii

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Lots of gloves over 17 years

Bike Setup:   Not important for this review

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by allison a Weekend Warrior from so cal

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2006

Strengths:    Great fit and the ulnar nerve padding is good. I liked the old padding better (one solid pad), but it did move around a bit once they got worn in.

Weaknesses:    The brake/shifter rubber? on the finger tips for non-slip comes off pretty quickly. The rubber air vents on the top of the hands started to fall off after about 2 weeks. I hand wash only and it just isn't lasting. For the price, the gloves should hold up better.

Bottom Line:   
They're good gloves, but don't expect the "frills" to last very long. As I noted, Spec. charges a decent amount for gloves and they should last at least a season if not more. I'll continue to buy the BG gloves since I need the ulnar padding.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Bicycle Warehouse Oceanside

Similar Products Used:   Fox mid-finger gloves with no ulnar padding, another set of Specialized BG gloves from mid-05 (forgot the name)


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by C. Bell a Weekend Warrior from Redondo Beach, CA USA

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2006

Strengths:    Body Geometry technology works, for me at least. Thin palm, not too hot, not overly armored. Fantastic fit.

Weaknesses:    Rubber knuckle pads fall off.

Bottom Line:   
My go-to gloves over and over. Palm material offers sufficient protection/sweat absorption without being thick and bunching up. Good top protection for the inevitable trail contact. Thumb features useful terry sweat-wiper. I've lost a couple of rubber knuckle protectors in the wash, but nothing major. Finger material is perforated for good airflow, and backs are stretchy good. The BG pad reduced hand fatigue, especially on long downhill sections. Look good too.

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Favorite Trail:   Backbone

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $43.00

Purchased At:   www.specialized.com

Similar Products Used:   Fox Sidewinder. AXO Descend.

Bike Setup:   Intense 6.6, kitted w/ Fox 36 TALAS RC2, Sram stuff.

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