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Old 10-09-2007, 07:13 PM
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Gloves - Recomendations wanted

Looking for a decent pair of gloves,
Any recommendations, suggestions, ideas?

Prefer something that will protect, keep warm (at least for San Diego weather....) and is tactile enough to feel the bike and controls.

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Old 10-09-2007, 07:44 PM
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I just ordered a pair of alpinestars gp plus's. I'll let you know a few days.
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I live in SD and wear some Dainese gloves that I bought off E-bay. They were sold by Cycle Gear for about $35. Comfortable, warm enough and just survived a crash without a mark on them (same for my hands).

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imo nothing beats kangaroo.

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I have a set of Alpinestars SMX-2's for short commuting around town which, IMHO are awesome. I also have a pair of Alpinestars SP-1's for longer distance, more aggresvie (i guess) riding. I cant handle the guantlet all the time, i had some surgeries on my wrist, and it makes it sore for some reason.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:35 AM
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Alpinestars 2008 Lineup is releasing, which means:


Markdowns on all the older style gloves!

I found a pair of new GP Pro's from a vendor on ebay for ~$125 shipped.
Gonna have to pick up a pair soon.

BTW, where in San Diego do you live?
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:44 AM
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My Technics got a hole in them thru 1 low speed lowside track crash.

My Joe Rockets fell apart... the leather just basically tore like tissue paper in my hands after a year of daily use... I must have toxic sweat!

Got some Fieldsheer full-on race gloves I got from newenough.com that I've had for three years or so that I love. They survived a lowside, with a couple of front flips thrown in. I broke a wrist, but the gloves barely had a scratch on them.
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Held makes some really nice gloves.

http://heldusa.com/gloves_sport.htm

I got the akira's about 3-4 years ago, still hold up well in all kinds uses. Haven't crash tested them yet, but bought them based on some test results I'd read in bike magazine back then in a big glove comparo - they did a bunch of standardized tests looking at seam strength, abrasion resistance in palm, nuckles, impact resistance etc - was the best objective tests I could fine. the race gloves aren't the best if you are looking more for something to work best in cold weather, wet weather etc.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:11 AM
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Thanks! looks like I should be able ot find a pair of Alpinestar's pretty reasonable (Dennis Kirk) and others. Think I may go with the SP-1's can go wrong with the price....
http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/tpl/cm...p=0&brandId=30

Oh in San Diego, PQ / Poway area

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meant to say, don't forget www.newenough.com always worth a look
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I have owned many nice gloves...the most expensive being some Dainese $400 pair bought in '01 I think.

Definitely try on any pair before u buy 'em

My favorites:

-Held Akira (have owned 2 pair,) kagaroo palm w/ metal rivets, great fit, approx $200

-Spidi-Carbo Six, well made, a little short in the fingers for me until broken in, $220

-Rev-it-don't know the model but their race gloves, nice fit, a deal at $140, usu $200ish

Want to try on & buy next:

Dainese Full Metal-$300 & most expensive Dainese glove since my last '01 Dainese pair
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if you want the ultimate pair of summer gloves, get the alpinestars smx-6 gloves. they're awesome.
http://www.alpinestars.com/SMX6_Glov.../p/356764.html
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Originally Posted by Chitownson View Post
I live in SD and wear some Dainese gloves that I bought off E-bay. They were sold by Cycle Gear for about $35. Comfortable, warm enough and just survived a crash without a mark on them (same for my hands)
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If you are running a OFR Spitfires in SCCA in the NE, what you doing in SD?

If you crashed what were you running and is that why you think the VTR is a black hole. Your mods are relatively average, I fear the hours lost if I total and or course injury.
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I just bought a set of "frank thomas" from Cycle Gear. Damn warm (insulated) and only $34.99 If you've got a CG near you, stop buy before you buy. You just might find a cheap pair you like.
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Old 12-17-2007, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by swordfish View Post
I just ordered a pair of alpinestars gp plus's. I'll let you know a few days.
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+1 on these gloves, all but eliminates the vibration in your right hand.
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I've got the Icon Tarmac V2.0 I love them they keep your hands warm and they breath real well.
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Originally Posted by cliby View Post
meant to say, don't forget www.newenough.com always worth a look

+1

They're running some great clearance stuff right now. I've got two pair of joe Rocket gloves. Been down once in them, no hand injuries!!
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Rev it,hands down. I work at a moto apparel shop and have tried them all. We carry everything and they are the best
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don't know how warm they are, but my son is using a pair of Alpinestars Octane S-Moto gloves for daily riding...they are leather, of the non-gauntlet style and are pretty awesome...$70 from D. Kirk...

I'm using a pair of AGV GPR gloves, they're good if you have skinny hands with long fingers...
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