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ANAO
03-18-2016, 08:28 AM
Looking for a good solution for a summer-heat crit glove.

Ideally pink, then blue, then black/grey. Good ventilation, good protection, please. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Look585
03-18-2016, 08:32 AM
I like the specialized XC lite. Lycra back, thin faux leather palm/fingers, no padding, no closure strap, tolerably ugly if you get black.

AngryScientist
03-18-2016, 08:32 AM
giro hoxton. merino wool on the backside. i ride in em all year, though the short fingered version in the summer, but the longs are definitely not "hot". no padding, great glove!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gotrHwyaL._SY355_.jpg

R3awak3n
03-18-2016, 08:41 AM
I liked my hoxtons a lot but they did not last long at all.

chiasticon
03-18-2016, 09:29 AM
giro rivet II. blue, but no pink.

http://www.amazon.com/Giro-Rivet-II-Glove-Mens/dp/B00NB8ZEEA

sandyrs
03-18-2016, 09:34 AM
https://www.q36-5.com/q36-5/onlineshop/product/95/Long-Finger-Summer-Glove-L1

ANAO
03-18-2016, 09:37 AM
https://www.q36-5.com/q36-5/onlineshop/product/95/Long-Finger-Summer-Glove-L1

70 euro green gloves do not a disposable pair of pink gloves make.

EDS
03-18-2016, 09:38 AM
Maybe:

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/poc-index-flow-glove?skidn=POC000Q-SULPK-XS&ti=UExQIENhdDpNZW4ncyBNb3VudGFpbiBCaWtlIEdsb3Zlczo xOjE6Y2NDYXQxMDA2MzU=

pff
03-18-2016, 09:55 AM
giro rivet II. blue, but no pink.

http://www.amazon.com/Giro-Rivet-II-Glove-Mens/dp/B00NB8ZEEA

second this. Love mine.

likebikes
03-18-2016, 10:03 AM
i really wanted to like giro gloves, but i found the fit & sizing extremely weird. i don't think i have strange fingers or anything, i've never had this problem before with any other glvoes, ever.

OtayBW
03-18-2016, 11:48 AM
Bought the Giro DND earlier this winter. Pretty good for a mild day - good fit, light, put together well....

http://static.jensonusa.com/images/Default-Image/Zoom/0/GL254A31.jpg

carpediemracing
03-18-2016, 11:52 AM
Camelbak tactical gloves. I've been using them for a couple years now, very nice, thin, not hot, not slippery when wet.

Hm. They stopped selling them. Nevermind.

Dead Man
03-18-2016, 11:59 AM
giro hoxton. merino wool on the backside. i ride in em all year, though the short fingered version in the summer, but the longs are definitely not "hot". no padding, great glove!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41gotrHwyaL._SY355_.jpg

Yup.. Solid basic glove

Ive got the fingerless version. They frayed up on me and seemed like they we gonna poop the bed fast, but after that initial breakin ive gotten like 2 years of 3 season riding out of them. Still holding up

TEMPLE
03-18-2016, 12:05 PM
Do you like gel? I like these a lot:

https://www.specialized.com/ca/en/apparel/fall/gloves/body-geometry-gel-long-finger/105176

I started using them for mountain biking, but they quickly became my road gloves as well because they kick ass.

carpediemracing
03-18-2016, 12:14 PM
I did have success with the Mechanix gloves. They crash tested pretty well also, shredding themselves while saving my hands.

I wear long finger gloves every ride I do (minus a few where I forgot them or I was late). For me long finger gloves are like seatbelts or helmets - I feel naked without them on.

DRZRM
03-18-2016, 12:15 PM
+1 on the Giro Rivet II. I got several of them at Western Bike Works a few months back for $12 a pop. Great gloves.

Dired
03-18-2016, 12:18 PM
Another giro fan here. Upgraded from the Monaco ($20) to the LX LF via their amazing warranty and I'm totally sold.

http://www.giro.com/us_en/lx-lf.html

-dustin
03-18-2016, 12:27 PM
Specialized XC Lite. Very minimal glove. Perfect crit glove, in my opinion. No padding, very light.

My Giros with Pittards palm didn't last a summer for me.

jtbadge
03-18-2016, 12:52 PM
I've been using the Giro DND for the last year or so. Feels good, durable, cheap. Can usually find them for around $20 at REI.

https://www.cyclestore.co.uk/images/products/xtra/63547.jpg

milkbaby
03-18-2016, 01:18 PM
I always ride full finger gloves year round. The lightest that I've personally worn were the Dakine Exodus. The back is definitely lighter and more ventilated than other gloves I have. They supposedly have a couple of small 2 mm foam pads in the palm, but they basically compress to nothing after the first ride. Unfortunately I ripped a small hole in the palm of one last time I crashed, but I'm still wearing them because they're great in the heat.

The Giro DND is a nice glove with no padding but not anywhere as ventilated on the back. The same goes for the Mechanix gloves that I've tried, the back is heavier and much warmer. Even the Troy Lee Designs Air which should be a light glove is nowhere as ventilated as the Dakine Exodus. The Giro Monaco LF (which doesn't seem to be made anymore, the Giro Bravo LF is the same but with synthetic clarino palm instead of natural pittards palm) was okay but has prominent gel pads in the palm. Fox Dirtpaw seems built up on the back side with plastic protector thingys but it's actually okay on ventilation when air is moving over them. I've worn a ton of other long finger gloves that escape my memory right now, but nothing that stands out for summer riding...

One full fingered glove that I haven't tried that looks like possibly the lightest and most ventilated is the 661 Raji. The back of the glove looks like you can see your skin through the mesh. Reviews that I've seen say it's not that durable which make sense seeing how lightweight and ventilated they seem.

rnhood
03-18-2016, 01:54 PM
Inexpensive, lightweight and with one of the best names in cycling on them. These are really nice. I have both the full and half finger models.


https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_589311_-1___

shovelhd
03-18-2016, 04:49 PM
Looking for a good solution for a summer-heat crit glove.

Ideally pink, then blue, then black/grey. Good ventilation, good protection, please. Any thoughts?

Thanks!

When I need a lightweight full finger glove, I have a set of mesh Fox offroad gloves. Crit gloves? I don't know what those are.

-dustin
03-18-2016, 11:26 PM
I always ride full finger gloves year round. The lightest that I've personally worn were the Dakine Exodus. The back is definitely lighter and more ventilated than other gloves I have. They supposedly have a couple of small 2 mm foam pads in the palm, but they basically compress to nothing after the first ride. Unfortunately I ripped a small hole in the palm of one last time I crashed, but I'm still wearing them because they're great in the heat.

The Giro DND is a nice glove with no padding but not anywhere as ventilated on the back. The same goes for the Mechanix gloves that I've tried, the back is heavier and much warmer. Even the Troy Lee Designs Air which should be a light glove is nowhere as ventilated as the Dakine Exodus. The Giro Monaco LF (which doesn't seem to be made anymore, the Giro Bravo LF is the same but with synthetic clarino palm instead of natural pittards palm) was okay but has prominent gel pads in the palm. Fox Dirtpaw seems built up on the back side with plastic protector thingys but it's actually okay on ventilation when air is moving over them. I've worn a ton of other long finger gloves that escape my memory right now, but nothing that stands out for summer riding...

One full fingered glove that I haven't tried that looks like possibly the lightest and most ventilated is the 661 Raji. The back of the glove looks like you can see your skin through the mesh. Reviews that I've seen say it's not that durable which make sense seeing how lightweight and ventilated they seem.
The Raji is a good glove, as well. That's what I used prior to the XC Lite. Only reason I changed was availability. Though, my XC Lites lasted much longer.

wasfast
03-19-2016, 10:50 AM
Inexpensive, lightweight and with one of the best names in cycling on them. These are really nice. I have both the full and half finger models.


https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_589311_-1___

Clicked on the link, liked the price, styling looks good.......wait, if I wore those, my bike would eject me by edict of Campagnolo. The logo would clash with my 11spd Chorus;)

flydhest
03-19-2016, 03:10 PM
Out of curiosity, why do people like full finger gloves in hot weather? Protect fingers in case of a fall?

Thanks.

Dead Man
03-19-2016, 03:44 PM
I hate full finger gloves in any weather, myself.. But will obviously wear them in cold temps. Numb fingers or more useless than gloves fingers

I hate gloves altogether, but crashes have prooved to me theyre a good idea.