Trico Sports Gel Gloves Gloves

3.62/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $29.00


Product Description

Gel cycling gloves help absorb the bumps of the road, and a full terry back helps you wipe up the moisture. Synthetic leather palms are durable and machine washable for convenience. Full terry cloth backs are very absorbent--great for hot weather rides. Gel palm padding is soft and supportive, and absorbs shock. Double layer of of synthetic leather at critical spots protects from wear and tear of grip shifting, so gloves last longer. Double-stitched palms for durability.


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by froze a Racer

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2012

Strengths:    Fantastic gel padding; glove lasts a long time; inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    Poor distribution, in other words their a tad difficult to find, I had to get them from E-Bay.

Bottom Line:   
I first bought a pair of these back in the mid 90's while living in the Mojave Desert area of California, those gloves lasted averaging 6,000 miles a year for 7 years. The padding was outstanding, dampening vibration and preventing your hands from becoming painful and maybe leading to carpal tunnel. When they wore out I tried many different brands, none lasted more then a year and none had the great padding that Trico uses. So this last spring I bought another pair of Tricos, I rediscovered a great glove all over again. Next time I need new gloves...I'm not going to experiment with some other brand. Weird they don't market their products well.

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Favorite Trail:   Wherever the road takes me

Duration Product Used:   so far 5 months 2nd time around

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   E-Bay

Similar Products Used:   Giro LX; Gore Xenon; Pearl Izuma Pittards, Elites; Louis Garneau ?; Craft; Campy, and others I can't recall.

Bike Setup:   Too many to list

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Peter Burger a Weekend Warrior from Bellevue, Washington usa

Date Reviewed: May 21, 2011

Strengths:    I have used these gloves since my 65 birthday, am now 74 and they are in threads. I have been given four other pairs but still use these gloves as they are still the most comfortable ever. I am on this site because I am going to buy a new pair.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Try them you will love them.

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Favorite Trail:   Samamish Trail

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   On the road when bik

Similar Products Used:   Many many, none comprable!!


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:1
Submitted by nikwax a Weekend Warrior from Oregon

Date Reviewed: April 24, 2011

Strengths:    Fit, padding, looks, comfort

Weaknesses:    durability: wore out quickly

Bottom Line:   
Really nice looking gloves and very comfortable, the gel padding is awesome. The XL fits my huge paws (some XXL are too small). HOWEVER, they are completely disintegrating at the base of my fingers. The palm looks like it is made of leather but it is actually nylon, which is an unfortunate choice in this application. Besides the fact that they disintegrated prematurely, I question if they would be of any use in an unplanned getoff. Value-wise, if you buy new gloves every month, then who cares, but if you expect to get more than a brief acquaintanceship with your gloves, I'd look elsewhere. Also, look for leather palms.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $20.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bell a Racer from Spokane

Date Reviewed: January 7, 2010

Strengths:    I love the gel pads - they are the best ever!!! I realy do mean it.

Weaknesses:    They wear out after 2 crashes

Bottom Line:   
For long rides they are the best.

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Favorite Trail:   all roads

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   REI


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Heidi a Weekend Warrior from CO

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2009

Strengths:    The padding was great.

Weaknesses:    Poor quality, they fell apart after two weeks.

Bottom Line:   
Great padding, but crappy gloves. I think they actually started falling apart after only two weeks worth of wear.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Catalog


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kent Gastrick a Cross Country Rider from St. Louis, MO, USA

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2007

Strengths:    Extremely comfortable and durable.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Great gloves. I bought an extra pair!

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Favorite Trail:   KATY

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Pearle Zumi gel lite gloves which were awful. Not like the gloves they used to make which had plenty of padding.

Bike Setup:   Merlin Cyrene

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Mark from Mesquite TX USA

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2006

Strengths:    Comfortable, good fit

Weaknesses:    Worn out after less than 1 year

Bottom Line:   
Do not spend your money on these gloves.
Mine are discentigrating in the fingers and palms.
Poor material, good workmanship.
My PI gloves lasted over 5 years and I ride quite often, road and mountain.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi gel lite


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rich Frachey a Weekend Warrior from Bolingbrook, IL 60490

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2005

Strengths:    Nice padding in the palms.

Weaknesses:    Fell apart after 4 months of weekend use.

Bottom Line:   
These gloves are garbage. After 4 months of just riding mostly on the weekend, the gloves fell apart and shreaded by the fingers. The previous gloves, which I used for 10+ years are in better shape than these. This was a very poor choice in choosing these gloves and such a waste of money. I now know what NOT to buy. It's good bad, because they had a lot of padding in the palms which I really liked.

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Favorite Trail:   I&M Canel Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   The Wheel Thing

Bike Setup:   Mountain bike - mostly trail riding.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Peter None a Weekend Warrior from NYC

Date Reviewed: July 25, 2003

Strengths:    they turn out to be pretty tough gloves actually,pretty good leather on he palms.they mold to the form of the hand,rather than tearing up or messing up your handles.

Weaknesses:    gell padding deforms rather quickly,therefore there is not any point of having it while riding,but they do provide a nice protection against those nasty spills when you land on the palms of your hands.also it took them awhile until they softened up.nothing else

Bottom Line:   
these gloves are good for all kind of riders,they are pretty tough,had a few good falls on them and they didn't even scratch.only thing is that they don't have the "pro" look,so many people ignore them.well they better look again...

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Favorite Trail:   lots of these...

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   metro bicycles

Similar Products Used:   trek,specialized,nike,and some cheap ones too

Bike Setup:   Trek 4500,full XT upgrade,avud 185 mech disk on the front...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gene a Cross Country Rider from Newport News, VA

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2003

Strengths:    Great palm padding. Anyone who feels numbness in their hands while or after riding needs these.

Weaknesses:    None so far. I like their products so much I also have their baggy shorts for summer and their non-baggies with gel padding to wear under fleece in the winter.

Bottom Line:   
My hands appreciate them and my daughter loved the pair I got her, she reported no numbness after a 50 mile jaunt on the Colonial Parkway (Yorktown to Jamestown and return).

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Favorite Trail:   Gatewood

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   30

Similar Products Used:   cannondale, specialized

Bike Setup:   Cannondale

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by top jimmy a Weekend Warrior from northeast

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2003

Strengths:    Feels very confortable.

Weaknesses:    They wear out VERY quickly.

Bottom Line:   
The gel cushion is excellent. No more numbness.
THEY WEAR OUT VERY QUICKLY--Expect to purchase new gloves every 6 months.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $29.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dan a Weekend Warrior from lakewood,ca

Date Reviewed: December 8, 2002

Strengths:    Fit and padding

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Nice fit and tons of padding.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   supergo

Similar Products Used:   P I and Fox

Bike Setup:   cannondale silkpath 700 upgraded with XTR hubs and brakes with mavic rims and 700x23 armadillo tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by frank a Weekend Warrior from atlanta, ga

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2002

Strengths:    Excellent padding!

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I don't remember exactly how much I paid for them, they seemed expensive at the time. But they are worth it. Very cushioned, no more numbness in hands, and still have good feel for the bike.

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Favorite Trail:   yellow river

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   REI

Similar Products Used:   Pearl Izumi


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