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Trek Gel Diffuser Gloves Gloves

3.2/5 (5 Reviews)


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Gel Diffuser Gloves


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by sean grady a Cross Country Rider from jefferson, nj, usa

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2006

Strengths:    lots of comfy gel padding, sufficient terrycloth.

Weaknesses:    awkward placement of stitching/knot

Bottom Line:   
during casual riding, these gloves caused a blister to rise on my right palm near my thumb. during a 24 hour race they cause it on both hands. on the first lap the blisters formed, on the second lap they popped, on the third lap they reformed, fourth lap popped, etc. i called it quits after eight laps. i had a death grip on the bars to try and keep my hands from moving/making the blisters worse. arm fatigue got me. it's the panel that comes to a point at the base of the thumb. the stitching is rough on the inside and is tied in an exposed knot right at the point. these are recreational gloves mind you, but still...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   axo, fox, salsa

Bike Setup:   rigid ss 29er

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Charles a Weekend Warrior from Nashville

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2005

Strengths:    Thick gel padding

Weaknesses:    None yet, but I can see having problem with the velcro later. Hopefully I'm just putting too much worry into this.

Bottom Line:   
Haven't crashed with them yet, but I feel comfortable knowing they're there for when I do. I've survived with thinner gloves so these ought to suffice. Easy to get on and off, and there isn't any stitches loose after several rides.
Glove prices are crazy, so the value is 3. As far as fit and feel... I like them!

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Favorite Trail:   Haven't found a favorite yet

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   Bell Cheapo x-Mart

Bike Setup:   Trek 3700

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Deadhead Archer a Cross Country Rider from IA

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2002

Strengths:    Gel padding is nice

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
I've found that the gel padding is a nice feature, especially after riding for several hours. These gloves wash and dry real easily, haven't had any problems with loose stitching.

Am hoping they last longer then my old pair, which only lasted 1 year before falling apart. A little pricier then regular gloves because of the gel, because of that it gets only 4 flaming chilis for value.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   many various pairs of gloves

Bike Setup:   GF Hoo Koo E Koo, stock.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by pt a Cross Country Rider from london UK

Date Reviewed: March 2, 2001

Strengths:    padding seems to work ok

Weaknesses:    poor stitching

Bottom Line:   
bought these gloves only because they were on sale... i too think most cycling gloves are way over-priced. anyways, bought first pair and had to return them the next day because i noticed the stitching on the wrist band was loose/pulled out. Shop happy to give me a second pair but after first use stitching on index finger comes loose... after second ride stitching on middle finger comes loose. On third ride... you begin to see a pattern here? So my advice would be if you are interested in buying these gloves (because they do keep the fingers protected and are comfortable - i'll give trek that) be sure to also purchase a small sewing kit to do the neccesary maintenance. after about 10 rides with these gloves (and we're talking normal use... no burning and crashing every 2 miles) I've got the palm, thumb and four fingers stitched up. Will see how long they hold out with regular repair. HEY TREK - INCLUDE A SEWING KIT.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $19.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Bike Setup:   two wheels, frame, fork, etc.

Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Kevin L. a weekend warrior from Toronto, ON

Date Reviewed: August 1, 1998

Bottom Line:   

Bought the Trek Gel Diffuser gloves on sale, but I still think biking gloves are way too expensive. But I guess I needed them, was sick of getting my hands scratched up on single-track! hehe These gloves feel really good, the gel padding on the palm keeps the bumping and jarring your hands take on the handlebar to a minimum. Feel spongy and comfy, while allowing the biker to keep a good solid grip on the handlebars without any slippage. I noticed wearing on the synthetic leather palms only after the first few rides, the synthetic leather seems to be shedding?! Hard to explain in words, but it is like eraser bits when you use an eraser to erase pencil writing. Only had these gloves for a little while now, but noticed this, still have to see how well they will hold up after a long time. BUT BIKING GLOVES ARE STILL TOO EXPENSIVE! :)

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