Specialized Napalm Downhill Gloves

2.29/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.99


Product Description

Specialized napalm downhill glove


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mackenzie Lloyd a Weekend Warrior from Belleville Ontario CANADA

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2002

Strengths:    They fit great. And were cheap when i bought them (50% off). i certainly wouldn't pay $60 for em. They look awesome and have great geometry. And enough padding in them.

Weaknesses:    3 months after i got them the fingers wore out! After the first couple of rides i noticed they were wearing. I thought i was just breaking them in, because these were my first pair of full fingered gloves. These gloves wore out way too quickly.

Bottom Line:   
great gloves. For like, the two minutes after u bring them out of the store. GET FOX or @ least Louis Garneux. don't throw money down the drain, and don't be fooled how good these gloves are at first. Try to look for gloves that have rubber on the finger tips, like Qrank.

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Favorite Trail:   my own (no name)

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   somewhere in Quebec

Similar Products Used:   crumy XC gloves

Bike Setup:   GT hardtail

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Biker -animal a Downhiller from scotland

Date Reviewed: October 27, 2001

Strengths:    long lasting , stopped me getting an electric shock ,well protected nice looking

Weaknesses:    none that i can see (maybe they last to long)

Bottom Line:   
Bet 15 quid i ever spent when they wore out i couldnt get another opair so i spent 30 pounts of fox and they are almost destroyed (same has happened to my mates digits the fingers are coming through the tops and the plastic armour is falling off

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Favorite Trail:   fort bill(offbeat dh)

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $15.00

Purchased At:   evans cycles

Similar Products Used:   fox sidewinders (virtually destroyed after one race)and lake booyah s (same as fox )

Bike Setup:   Marin b17 with manitous middleburns and hopes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Strepthroat same a Racer from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2000

Strengths:    None to speak of

Weaknesses:    The leather on the palms of these gloves are total junk.
Specialized cuts corners and trys to fool consumers with nice packaging.


Bottom Line:   
Don't even bother get the fox's

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Favorite Trail:   Racing

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Fox Pawtector the best glove ever

Bike Setup:   Specialized M4 hardtail

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by JD a Cross-Country Rider from Bremerton, Wa

Date Reviewed: January 4, 2000

Strengths:    
stylish and cool on hot days, padded pretty good on back


Weaknesses:    
CHEAP leather and poor construction


Bottom Line:   
i bought these gloves as a replacement for my 7 year old fox paw tectors and after the first ride i knew i was in trouble. the leather is thin and cheap, stitching is coming apart and there is little to no padding on the palm. as soon as they finally wear thru i'll replace them with a new set of pawtectors or troy lee's. dont waste your money. humm maybe this is why they are no longer made.

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Favorite Trail:   
Green mtn/Beaver pond

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
fox pawtectors


Bike Setup:   
2000 fsr bighit,marzo jr t/xt/xtr,97 fsr comp, rs judy lt/xt/xtr

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by David a Weekend Warrior from Carson,Ca

Date Reviewed: November 9, 1999

Strengths:    
They look good and were nice for the first few rides.


Weaknesses:    
My fingers tips came through the tips of the gloves. I never even had a chance to fall and see if these glove would actually offer me any prtection. The leather is a very cheap grade. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY.


Bottom Line:   
Do not buy these gloves

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Favorite Trail:   
Will Rogers Backbone

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Similar Products Used:   
Now I have Fox gloves and they are great. I have fallen with these gloves several times and they still show no sign of aging.


Bike Setup:   
97 Specialized Ground Control FSR. Sun Rhyno lite with Hayes Disc 5 Z.1 Bam Love it.

Overall Rating:1
Submitted by Moho a Cross-Country Rider from Halifax

Date Reviewed: October 17, 1999

Strengths:    
they look good.
the snot/sweat pad works good.
comfortable.


Weaknesses:    
the leather (light colored leather on palm) is crap, and has no durability.


Bottom Line:   
These would be good gloves if the leather had any durablilty. After a few months, the leather on the palm started coming apart. It was not caused from abuse or overuse, but the leather has no strength.I sewed some leather on top of the worn areas, but its not a solution.If you look at the leather, with a bright light behind the leather, you can see where the leather is weakest, and will split later.I paid far too much for these gloves - for them to be falling apart on me like this.

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Favorite Trail:   
wrandees!

Duration Product Used:   
1 Year

Bike Setup:   
Steel Kona
Z2, carbon riser, ....

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by tony a Weekend Warrior from surrey

Date Reviewed: July 14, 1999

Strengths:    
good looks, comfortable
good value, strong and tough yet flexable palm, full finger protection, velcro fastening, and mesh thumb to wipe away sweat and snot


Weaknesses:    
no nuckle protection
get very smaell, have to be washed often


Bottom Line:   
good for all types of cycling and good value. However no nuckle protection but price makes up for it. Frequent washing causes mesh to become worn
Worth the money and an alround good glove.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months

Bike Setup:   
rockhopper FS , RST 381 r , lx and stx-rc dia-compe brakes

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