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In regular rotation:

Louis Garneau Course 2
Vented gel padding feels thinner than it looks (which is a compliment). Doesn't feel clammy when soaked. Easy on/off. Velcro closure on underside of wrist. Sizing runs true to slightly roomy.

Specialized Grail (half-finger model)
Center-of-palm padding is very effective/comfortable in all hand positions (drop bars). Doesn't feel clammy when soaked. Takes a little more effort to put on/take off. No velcro closure. Sizing runs true to slightly small.

Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Vent
Padding is somewhat bulky, and most comfortable when hands are hanging off the sides of the hoods. Doesn't feel clammy when soaked. Easy on/off. Velcro closure on underside of wrist. Sizing runs true.

For reference: I normally wear a size large glove. My favorite gloves are the Kind Human Modern Krochet gloves, but their sizing runs big, and I haven't been able to try a pair in medium yet. Of the above three, I'd say that the Grails have the best padding, followed by the LG and then PI. I've been using the LGs the longest, and they're holding up pretty well (but I've seen reports that they sometimes self destruct).

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:16
hiljentaa
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Been using these Giro DNDs for awhile:

I like that they don't have a velcro strap and that they don't have anything stupid on the back and the stretchy material breathes well.

The only thing I don't like are the seams on the palm.

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:28
Rentable Faxmachine
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(Reply to #2)

hiljentaa wrote:
Been using these Giro DNDs for awhile:

I like that they don't have a velcro strap and that they don't have anything stupid on the back and the stretchy material breathes well.

The only thing I don't like are the seams on the palm.

What is it with Giro gloves and palm seams? It's like they purposely try to make them as obtrusive as possible.

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:33
Todd
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I rode those Giro's for a year, palms never bothered me. They are way tough, but get a little stiff and are heavy.
Loving these at the moment

im also in the fuck useless velcro tabs crew.

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:41
Whippin Skidz
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I have some half finger Specialized BG gel gloves from 4-5 years ago that I liked a lot but are pretty worn, I may need to check out these Grails.

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 22:50
aerobear
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i own 9 pair of gloves

is this where i leave reviews?

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 00:17
Rusty Piton
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I got a pair of the Grails last week and have been wearing them daily since for all my around-town riding and one longer ride in the country.
The jury is still out on the center pad and it makes a lot of sense when you think about it, but i keep getting hand pain/tingling in my left hand.
I think I might switch back to Comps.

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:41
thurston
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I've just about worn out another pair of Fox dirt paws from 2011. No padding, no palm seams, velcro under the wrist. Just about perfect.

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 10:25
TimArchyLime
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I've been using Fox rangers for cross and mtb. No padding, good grip, cheap. Only problem is that the wrist is too big (or my wrist is too small) so the Velcro doesn't fit where it is supposed to.

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 12:58
Endpoint
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Bought some giro dnd cause green. They are ok. Still like my 661 rajis more. Minimalist full finger ftw.

Don't understand padded gloves.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 13:35
Petr5
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I has these

Kinda ugly as sin, but super comfortable. I sweat buckets and these help with grip a lot. Pad-free, velcro-free.

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 13:44
Guy
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Been really liking the 661 Rajis after Braden's recommendation. Great airflow and feel even in the hottest and sweatiest of conditions.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 13:45
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #12)

Petr5 wrote:
I has these

Kinda ugly as sin, but super comfortable. I sweat buckets and these help with grip a lot. Pad-free, velcro-free.

i have these. i like them

i just bought 3 pairs of more PI gloves, 2 short 1 full. I also got another pair of defeet blindingly neon pink gloves coz yolo

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:43
Andrew_Squirrel
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Just received a second pair of these Hoxtons in the mail:

First pair from 2013 are so incredibly smelly, even after washing. I'm assuming its the palm material since the wool on top doesn't smell (Any glove washing tips?). The 2013 version has significant ripping between the fingers but that seems to be the Achilles Heel of most gloves i've had. The construction of the 2015 version is much sturdier and fits my palm much better than I remember the 2013 version fitting.

I'd like to eventually branch out and try other gloves but can't bring myself to pull the trigger on anything else.
I dunno about ya'll but I find 99% of gloves to be incredibly ugly to the point that I probably wouldn't wear them if someone gave them to me for free. After all, you end up spending a significant chunk of time looking down at your hands when you ride, nothing worse than looking down and seeing some godawful pearl izumi logo *silent vomit*

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 16:44
TimArchyLime
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I agree that gloves are generally ugly. But I only wear them when I'm also wearing bike-specific clothing that is also, by most standards, very ugly. So it doesn't bother me.

Anyone have handup gloves? Several friends have them and say that they like them on instagram. But I don't know if that is just because they're pretty and good at social media and they were sent a free pair under instruction to say nice things about the gloves on instigram.

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:06
turpencat
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been real satisfied with leather palmed giro gloves.
how do hoxtons do in the heat?

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:36
Whippin Skidz
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(Reply to #16)

TimArchyLime wrote:
I agree that gloves are generally ugly.

That's why I usually just buy plain black gloves whenever possible.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 17:57
axel
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(Reply to #17)

Andrew_Squirrel wrote:
(Any glove washing tips?)

saddle soap. you can find it in tins next to the shoe polish.
put your gloves on, run them under warm water, then soap up and work it in. repeat until they don't stink. rinse off and dry in front of a fan or air vent.
the leather will be a little dry at first but will soften up after you put them back on.

been stoked on these Giro Siv gloves lately.

fat rob.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:24
rauce
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I ride giro zeroes because pads make my hands numb. They really suck for longevity and get stretched out after a month or two of regular use. I'd love to find a better alternative.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 18:41
b-roll
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I loved Giro Remedy gloves but could barely get a season out of them before they fell apart.
For road stuff I do like me some padding, and SpecialEd BG gloves have been nice. My current pair is stretched and worn to death.

Will look closely at the Grails.
Also at the Hoxtons as Mr. Sinyard gives me the creeps...

edit: didn't realize Hoxton = another Giro glove model. Not ready to trust Giro again for gloves...

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:32
Rentable Faxmachine
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Fox Tahoe gloves can usually be had pretty cheaply (and they last forever). Not the most stylish gloves around, but if you want a glove with no padding, you could do a lot worse than these.

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:42
JUGE FREDD
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i'm looking for an unpadded no-velcro fingerless option that's significantly cheaper than that

longevity isn't necessarily helpful when they get lost so easily

really I want the fingerless equivalent of the MCR Ninja series

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Tue, 08/11/2015 - 23:00
Endpoint
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Giro something. Saw some the other day at REI.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 09:09
Rentable Faxmachine
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Maybe I need to spend some time in the misfit toy aisles at Interbike to scope out cheap gloves...

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:21
blackholelectron
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(Reply to #24)

axel wrote:
been stoked on these Giro Siv gloves lately.

I was mirin' these at a LBS the other day but the palm felt pretty stiff. Confirm/deny that it breaks in and softens up?

I feel like if Giro could just make a Siv or Hoxton with the elastic, Velcro-free wrist of a DND that would be my perfect glove and I'd buy 10+ pairs

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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:27
joy of vaping
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Grio DND for me because highlighter blue.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 14:41
Rusty Piton
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I just ordered a pair of the Giro SIV and a pair of the Hoxtons.
Will report.

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Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:01
axel
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(Reply to #27)

blackholelectron wrote:
axel wrote:
been stoked on these Giro Siv gloves lately.

I was mirin' these at a LBS the other day but the palm felt pretty stiff. Confirm/deny that it breaks in and softens up?

it's definitely not as soft as a broken-in premium leather glove (for example, Giro's LX model with the Pittards leather is by far softer), but does break in after a couple of rides and washes (the saddle soap seems to do a good job of this).

fat rob.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:42
axel
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(Reply to #28)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
i'm looking for an unpadded no-velcro fingerless option that's significantly cheaper than that

I think I have a pair of the zeros that I stretched out last year and stopped wearing. you're welcome to them if I remember which parts bin they're in...

fat rob.

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 15:43
iwillbe
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Giro LTZII are pretty great if you don't want any padding or velcro. They aren't super durable, but you get excellent bar feel and grip.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 19:42
iwillbe
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If you dislike both palm padding and velcro closures AND you don't need much of a snot pad, Giro's LTZII is pretty great. Reasonably durable, kinda snug. Kinda curious about the SIV as well - definitely stylish, not sure about fit.

All music is just the Eagles with different geometry.

Fri, 08/14/2015 - 23:37
ShinyTravisto
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Got the SIV, have massive hands and the seams across the palms annoy the hell out of me. I've ridden them on all kinds of bars and they don't see to fit right on any. Best gloves i've had were the Fox Dirtpaw, but that might be because they make a XXL glove.

Thu, 08/27/2015 - 18:28
that guy
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Handup gloves are pretty nice. Simple design. No BS.

http://www.handupgloves.com/#intro1

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:05
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I'm also using the DNDs for daily riding, these ones. I just noticed yesterday that my pair I bought in the spring and have worn maybe ~25 times have a hole at the stitching, so I plan on making Giro send me a new pair.

Mountain biking gets Fox Digits.

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:25
biek

I really like thin construction gloves like the original mechanix gloves, or whatever homedepot or a hardware store has on the rack.

they're cheap ($15-20), durable, easily replaceable, synthetic leather palm, thin/no padding, available in TAF colors, etc.

i have these ones, they work great:

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Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:33
fixed
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i must not be that picky about gloves. i have a set of mavic gloves with leather palms, no palm padding, foam back of hand that they don't make any more. i like them. i also like the $18 mechanix breathable gloves with the velcro on underside. in fact, i can barely tell the difference. and i only wear gloves on mtb.

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 13:37
jamey
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(Reply to #36)

Wintage Townie wrote:
I'm also using the DNDs for daily riding, these ones. I just noticed yesterday that my pair I bought in the spring and have worn maybe ~25 times have a hole at the stitching, so I plan on making Giro send me a new pair.

Mountain biking gets Fox Digits.

Sup, glove twinsie?

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Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:02
Roundabout
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I had a pair of DND I used for mtb but slid out on some loose stuff once, put a hand down, and completely shredded the entire palm. Now I'm on the One Industries Vapor Glove. They've got a pretty generous cuff that comes down an inch or so past the wrist which I like plus no padding and a super thin, breathable upper. No issues with overheating and I've never felt like they lost grip on my ESI chunky's.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 11:15
Rentable Faxmachine
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Grail gloves are giving me all of it, and I'm warming up to the strapless cuff.

Sun, 08/30/2015 - 17:51
biek

bought a set of fox rangers, we'll see how they do.

pappaheugwang wrote:
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Sun, 09/06/2015 - 14:21
thurston
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(Reply to #40)

biekridder wrote:
bought a set of fox rangers, we'll see how they do.

Me too. Replaced an old, but well loved pair of Dirt Paws. I really don't like the wrist velcro on the rangers, but I'll probably wear them until their destroyed.

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Sun, 09/06/2015 - 23:18
Andrew_Squirrel
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Glove FYI:
Bought some Ninja Ice gloves via internet to try this winter. I fit XL in cycling gloves cuz wide palm but holy crap, workmen glove XL is nothing like cyclist XL.
Maybe should've looked up sizing chart but I doubt I'd find anything.

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 02:26
JUGE FREDD
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The PDF Spec Sheets on their site have detailed measurements: http://www.mcrsafety.com/safety-equipment/gloves/n9690hv

pretty much anyone with a cyclist's build is gonna be a medium

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Thu, 09/17/2015 - 03:17
Andrew_Squirrel
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ah, thanks, I must have been browsing a vendor page initially.

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 12:57