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The fingers of every glove I've tried on in a shop for the past year have been too short. I now have two pairs of gloves not originally intended for cycling.

1) PLEASE make the fingers about 1/8" to 1/4" longer, I'm not the only one with this issue.

2) Cycling gloves should come with a plastic clip to hold the two gloves together in your gear bag. It's becoming more difficult to find this. We're paying $25-$40 for a pair of gloves that costs less than $5 to make, please spend the extra 5 cents.

3) I can't believe some gloves still come without a brow wipe pad.

Thanks!
 

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1) I have a pair of Sugoi gloves that has quite long fingers.
2) I've never wanted a clip to hold my gloves together.
3) I don't often use the brow wipe pad to wipe my brow. I like the feature though.
 

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If they make the glove fingers longer for you, then I will have to complain that glove companies make the fingers too long, which btw I find to be true on my ring finger anyway; however, my FU finger is quite prodigious so that glove finger is always too short. I called Fox to remedy this situation and they told me they would get right on it.
 

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Fattirewilly said:
1) PLEASE make the fingers about 1/8" to 1/4" longer, I'm not the only one with this issue.
I thought I had this problem, but then went up a glove size. Problem solved.
Never thought of my hands as XL.

Fattirewilly said:
2) Cycling gloves should come with a plastic clip to hold the two gloves together
I fasten gloves together by the opposing velcro on the other glove. You can line it up so you have both hooks and loops locking up on each glove.
Better than a plastic clip.
 

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BurkeVT said:
I thought I had this problem, but then went up a glove size. Problem solved.
Never thought of my hands as XL.

I fasten gloves together by the opposing velcro on the other glove. You can line it up so you have both hooks and loops locking up on each glove.
Better than a plastic clip.
@mtbloco, the middle finger is the worst, I agree.

Burk,
You're probably not an XL in ski gloves or work gloves, you simply had an option for a larger glove by going to an XL. I already wear an XL across the board with gloves. I'd certainly try on an XXL if I saw one.

I do the velcro thing to keep the gloves together, it works about half the time. Clips work all the time.
 

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I kill animals on the trail and skin them right then and there and make gloves out of their skin and / or fur. Every ride produces a new kind of exciting glove! I show those fat cat glove manufacturers who's the boss!
 

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the velco straps on the top of the gloves they make now can be used to hook the gloves together for washing or so you don't loose one, you'll just loose the pair.
 

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I have wide/big hands and pretty much always get XL. At a recent CPR class, the teacher was amazed that he brought large nitrile gloves and they didn't seem to fit most people.

But...in case you didn't know, MTB gloves are simply motocross gloves that cost more. Go to the MX shop to potentially see more options.
 

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Thehemiman said:
I don't wear gloves unless it's cold out. Problem solved.
Nahhh, I used to think like this. Wearing gloves no matter the temperature is key for me. My hands sweat a little bit no matter what season it is and I need the extra grip the gloves supply. Plus, my fingers don't get all cut up on branches.
 

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These are pretty sweet ......................................
 

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Fattirewilly said:
I do the velcro thing to keep the gloves together, it works about half the time. Clips work all the time.
You got to be kidding.... Get clothes pin and quit complaining.
 

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Fattirewilly said:
The fingers of every glove I've tried on in a shop for the past year have been too short. I now have two pairs of gloves not originally intended for cycling.

1) PLEASE make the fingers about 1/8" to 1/4" longer, I'm not the only one with this issue.

Thanks!
You are not alone. I've taken to buying cheap gloves at Home Depot in XL just so my fingers won't poke thru. If they do, I'm only out $10, not $30-40.

Can't believe they haven't addressed this issue. They must have Chinese making gloves for them. :rolleyes:
 

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Use "Mechanics" style gloves

I use "Mechanics" style gloves from various sources including the hated Wal-Mart and other discount places. They are usually around 10-15 dollars and last forever. I'm sick of paying 30 dollars for gloves that ALWAYS fall apart w/in 2 months. Fingers splitting or the thumb splitting down in the area where the thumb and the fingers come together most common area for failure.
 

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Fattirewilly said:
The fingers of every glove I've tried on in a shop for the past year have been too short. I now have two pairs of gloves not originally intended for cycling.

1) PLEASE make the fingers about 1/8" to 1/4" longer, I'm not the only one with this issue.

2) Cycling gloves should come with a plastic clip to hold the two gloves together in your gear bag. It's becoming more difficult to find this. We're paying $25-$40 for a pair of gloves that costs less than $5 to make, please spend the extra 5 cents.

3) I can't believe some gloves still come without a brow wipe pad.

Thanks!
It is not wipe the sweat off it is to wipe snot when your really laying down the power.
 
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