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I just tore my gloves a week ago and in the market for a new pair. Ive seen the oakley, dainese, and specialized carbon gloves. They look really sweet but are pricey. Are they worth the extra cash? Are they still comfy even with the carbon insertes. Which would you reccomend out of the three?

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I just tore my gloves a week ago and in the market for a new pair. Ive seen the oakley, dainese, and specialized carbon gloves. They look really sweet but are pricey. Are they worth the extra cash? Are they still comfy even with the carbon insertes. Which would you reccomend out of the three?

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Somebody on this forum recommended using mechanics gloves a while back. Initially I laughed...

But they were right. IMO - the mtb specific gloves out there right now are purposefully made cheap so people will keep having to replace them.

I've been using some mechanics gloves now for about 6 months. They have as much or more vibration absorbing ability as any mtb labeled gloves. The stitching is twice as burly as any stitching in mtb gloves. The axo's and specialized gloves always seemed to bust out at the tips of the fingers. The mechanics gloves have an extra piece of material sewn right on to the tips of each finger to prevent this.

Another nice feature - you can get mechanics gloves in XL and XXL. Axo/661 doesn't make the XXL gloves like the old Decents anymore. People with larger hands can appreciate that...



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biker3 said:
I just tore my gloves a week ago and in the market for a new pair. Ive seen the oakley, dainese, and specialized carbon gloves. They look really sweet but are pricey. Are they worth the extra cash? Are they still comfy even with the carbon insertes. Which would you reccomend out of the three?

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I would check the SPEED STFF AIR TIME ! They are not as pricey as the Oakleys but they are nearly the same in design and manufacturing. I use them since Sept. last year after I broke my knuckles at a tree !
 

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My Oakleys just died a month ago, and I went back to Fox Sidewinders. Sure enough, I mashed my knuckles on a boulder last weekend. The carbon protection is well worth it in my opinion.
 

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Oakley's suck

I have a hookup at Oakley, and have a pair of those gloves, and have gotten them for a bunch of my friends. They only last about a month before the stitcing starts to tear, or come undone. If I were you, I'd steer clear of the Oakleys, and go with a different brand.
 

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I think they are worth it...I used to come back from ride with bloody knuckles all the time, but haven't since getting some Oakley's.

you have a few options tho! The new Specialized Fortress, Oakley Pilot, Dainese and I also think Brooklyn Machine Works make some...
 

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BMW are burley lookin' gloves.

Wrench @ my LBS has a pr. & they look like you could drive'em through rock. Nice wrist brace on it too.
 

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ladge said:
Somebody on this forum recommended using mechanics gloves a while back. Initially I laughed...

But they were right. IMO - the mtb specific gloves out there right now are purposefully made cheap so people will keep having to replace them.
I've been using the same pair of mechanics gloves for more than a year and they show hardly any wear. They're relatively inexpensive and last forever, a good deal in my book.
 

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I really like my Dainese knuckle-dusters! not sure what year they are (lasted for 2 or so!)
got em thru Go-Ride...love that Italian stuff!!!!

(also like the feeling that -if I needed to- I could punch out a car window no problem)
 

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I have a pair of BMW carbon gloves. Fit really nicely and like the other guy said, you could punch through a car window easy. The carbon is really worth it because you wont ever break a nuckle with these babys on. Also, the BMWs have really nice wrist coverage, kevlar stiching as well has mini metal nuckle protecters for the fingers nuckles.
 

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Want BMW info.....

DAINESE


for fun, here are the phunky Dainese hard knukle gloves I wore to work today, but what I really want is a pic of the BMW carbons....I don't see em on the BMW site......Thanks
 

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For what it's worth, I think the oakleys blow nads. They suck.

I've been through 2 pairs of them, and the palm consistently wears out.

Then again, I'm pedaling the bike with them, not using them just for downhill type activities.
 

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Thanks Zonic Man, I almost forgot to note pedal-quotient: 5 day work commute: 54 mile/week plus whatever recreational weekend riding I can do. I DO use a rear cassette, which may cause less wear on the gloves than a singlespeed configuration.
 

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I have a pair of BMW carbon gloves. Fit really nicely and like the other guy said, you could punch through a car window easy. The carbon is really worth it because you wont ever break a nuckle with these babys on. Also, the BMWs have really nice wrist coverage, kevlar stiching as well has mini metal nuckle protecters for the fingers nuckles.

Anybody have an idea where you can look at/buy the BMW gloves online?
 

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You can get BMW gloves from QBP. Just go to your LBS and take a look in their QBP catalog. Be warned they fit a little big and they are hot in the middle of summer.
 

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for fun, here are the phunky Dainese hard knukle gloves I wore to work today, but what I really want is a pic of the BMW carbons....I don't see em on the BMW site......Thanks[/QUOTE]

Here is a pic or the BMW gloves, Im not sure if they come in different colours though. I just lucked out on ebay and picked them up for 40 bucks. You cant see that well from the picbut there is alot of padding on the palm and hand.
 

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Also check your local moto shop. I snagged a pair of carbon-knuckled gloves at Honda of Salt Lake made for offroad wrist-twisters (meaning that they're made of fairly breathable materials similar to those used in MTB gloves, though seemingly far more durable; they're not the heavy leather road bike gloves). Cost was in the $35 neighborhood. Ran 'em all last season, and there's no signs of the stiching coming undone, palm wearing through, etc.

First ride after I got the gloves I smacked a tree after coming off a drop; made a very nice tree trucnk-knuckles-handlebar sandwich. Based on how much my hand hurt afterwards, and the gouges in the carbon knuckle caps, I'm fairly sure I would have shattered a knuckle of two without those gloves. I'm sold. :)

Good luck!
 

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We need some manufacturer to step up!

I have been noticing a trend towards whimpy gloves for the last 5yrs. Those that mentioned above about the quality going down are right. The new gloves not only don't protect your hands enough but also are built too cheaply and don't last. I have had some friends with Fox gloves wear them out in less than a season but I am still riding some Qranc Dhs gloves that were made in 99 I think. The company went out of business so I can't get any more. :( I have been searching for gloves that have as much protection as they do and have not found any. I like the idea of the carbon knuckles but the way oakley designed the glove that's the only part of the glove that has good protection. The palm area and the pinky protection do not seem very strong to me.

I attached a pic of me 4 yrs ago wearing the same gloves that I wear today. I have crashed in these at least 10 times and since they have kevlar thread and kevlar patches in the palm they are in great shape. They are however not blue anymore they are so faded from the sun that they are kinda grey-blue on the top of the hand. Now that's a good pair of gloves!
 

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YOu might get them directly form BMW also, give 'em a call. I have pair and they're nice... I don't know if there's need for carbon knuckles though, anybody here fractured their knuckle?
 
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