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Can you guys recommend a glove for general XC use, something with minimal padding and is fairly breathable? I like to maintain a good feel of my grip/bar, and I live in a tropical country. It has to be something that can withstand monthly throws into the washer/dryer without blowing up in 3-6 months :eek:

I'm considering the Fox Incline as it's readily available, but am not sure about durability. Any other brands/models similar to the Incline that I can consider? My other options include Dakine's Ventilator and Covert, SixSixOne's Comp/Raji/401, and the Louis Garneau X-Vent.

More suggestions are welcome.

TIA for any input.
 

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Sometimes they just don't last, there's not much you can do. $35-40 gloves are rediculous. The dirt-bike store sells the same gloves for cheaper. MX bike grips are the same size as our mountain bikes, so the gloves have the same general construction and features.
 

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r1Gel said:
Can you guys recommend a glove for general XC use, something with minimal padding and is fairly breathable? I like to maintain a good feel of my grip/bar, and I live in a tropical country. It has to be something that can withstand monthly throws into the washer/dryer without blowing up in 3-6 months :eek:

More suggestions are welcome.

TIA for any input.
i've been using inclines for the last few years for the same reasons - very minimal and highly breathable. i wash mine every month if not more often and have not had a problem with durability. i do have several pairs and i normally rotate between two pairs at a time. the two pairs i'm on now have been in service for close to a year. i have a pair that is over two years old that other than being worn is still intact.
 

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I have Axo gloves, and I can barely tell I have them on. They are basically Mechanics gloves, but a cooler design and cheaper also.
 

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mtnbiker72 said:
+1

I used to ride Mechanix too and they last, but the $10 AXO gloves from Pricepoint are doing quite well that replaced my worn out Mechanix.
The Skull or the Cross? I have the Skull but I am sure they are the same.
 

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i have lots of gloves. i like the fox mojave and for full finger a certain pair of pearl izumis with no padding.

had some 661 gloves and thought they were really cheaply made. the dakines you linked look good to me.
 

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I got some of the dakine ventilators for $15 before christmas.. so far I really do like them, quality wise they seem to be on par with my fox's and have a bit of padding.. Although I've washed them 3 times so far, I've only had em about a month so long term hold up.. donno
 

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mtnbiker72 said:
+1

I used to ride Mechanix too and they last, but the $10 AXO gloves from Pricepoint are doing quite well that replaced my worn out Mechanix.
Those AXOs suck! I got a set last year because I wanted a "hardcore" looking glove to replace my pearl izumi gel palms and I was very disapointed! They have 0 palm padding and fell apart in 3 months! And I went back to my pearl izumi's!!! I still use them today! I just wash the things once a week!
 

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Fox Inclines are cheap and last forever. I've been using the exclusively for several years not in the hot desert S.W. They are surprisingly durable.
 

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You can do that?

Finch Platte said:
Doan chew washum?
Yes. But they reach a point of no return. When my daughter's cat starts rolling on top of them, I throw them out.
 

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ae111black said:
They have 0 palm padding...
FWIW that is exactly what many people are looking for. The current trend has moved away from all those gel inserts. Let the suspension/bar/grips take care of comfort and use gloves like this to get a more secure grip and a better feel

My last gloves were Pearl Izumis with gel inserts too, and I was looking to replace them with something very similar with comfy inserts. After trying out a bunch of different gloves I surprised myself by choosing some thin grips with no padding. After getting used to these, padded gloves feel awkward. Its certainly still a personal choice though and I can't foresee gel gloves ever disappearing
 

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i really like fox dirtpaws they are like 15 bucks and last a long time and are maddd comfy and form fitting
 
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