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Good Place for Gloves locally?
« on: July 01, 2009, 10:00:51 AM »
  Hey guys, quick question here.  Looking for some riding gloves, prefer to get them local as I can try them on.  What style/brand are good?  Where can I get them locally? i used to wear gloves when BMX'n but I think that's a different type of glove; MX style.  Prefer to buy the right/good gloves first go around. The only 2 shops I know of around me are University on Fletcher, and the Temple terrace shop on 56th street. 

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 10:03:58 AM »
I have been using the Specialized Ridge, lite weight and fairly cool in the summer around $30 at University. They also have several other brands like Pearl Izumi etc:

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 10:55:30 AM »
personally i like FOX, have also used specialized

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 11:24:08 AM »
Fox sidewinder is my choice. $39.95 msrp. I have the 2008 models so can't speak for the 09's
 
I wouldn't waste your time at Temple Terrace Schwinn. Years back he just catered to low end mtb's and roadie. I hear that University is good these days.
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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 11:26:51 AM »
I buy my gloves online. half price and no tax. i like the Fox Tahoe half finger gloves. last a long time and take a beating. good for this hot weather as well.

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 05:46:35 PM »
Should I be getting full gloves, or the kind where your fingers stick out???

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 05:58:58 PM »
For mountain get full finger. I like to go to so sport motorcycle/ dirt bikes parts shops. Cycle riders i think is the name of one here. I get fox glove for under $20 bucks.

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 06:07:26 PM »
I like the 3/4 finger. I have used both. I like to be able to feel the shifters with my finger tips. I only ride with full fingers when its really cold. I know people that ride with full all year long.
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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 06:15:19 PM »
Personal choice....

I second that.  I've ridden with both as well.  At one time, I exclusively used the half finger/full thumb gloves.  However, my current pair are full fingered, and that's mostly due to the fact that my half fingered gloves are falling apart and not really useful anymore.
 
 
Try them both.  Gloves can be found fairly cheap, so if you don't like one style, you're not out a ton of money.
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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 06:16:30 PM »
Way to support the local economy.

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 06:22:07 PM »
if you have a LBS that carries them, check out the giro gloves. very comfy and well ventilated for full fingered.
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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2009, 06:33:28 PM »
  Hey guys, quick question here.  Looking for some riding gloves, prefer to get them local as I can try them on.  What style/brand are good?  Where can I get them locally? i used to wear gloves when BMX'n but I think that's a different type of glove; MX style.  Prefer to buy the right/good gloves first go around. The only 2 shops I know of around me are University on Fletcher, and the Temple terrace shop on 56th street.

UBC have a lot of gloves that you can select from.
Decide on either getting a full-finger or hal-finger. I have both but I prefer to ride with half-finger. I tried a full-finger gardening gloves from Home Depot and it worked well and are cheaper than the ones from the bike store.
 

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2009, 07:24:22 PM »
  Hey guys, quick question here.  Looking for some riding gloves, prefer to get them local as I can try them on.  What style/brand are good?  Where can I get them locally? i used to wear gloves when BMX'n but I think that's a different type of glove; MX style.  Prefer to buy the right/good gloves first go around. The only 2 shops I know of around me are University on Fletcher, and the Temple terrace shop on 56th street.

UBC have a lot of gloves that you can select from.
Decide on either getting a full-finger or hal-finger. I have both but I prefer to ride with half-finger. I tried a full-finger gardening gloves from Home Depot and it worked well and are cheaper than the ones from the bike store.
Gardner gloves?  They don't protect the ulner nerve in the palm of your hand like bike gloves do.  Do you pick weeds with your riding gloves?

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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2009, 07:47:23 PM »
Either look for blowout gloves on-line or head to your local MX shop like Nick said and find the same Fox gloves, but branded for MX bikes at like half the cost.
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Re: Good Place for Gloves locally?
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2009, 07:56:16 PM »
  Hey guys, quick question here.  Looking for some riding gloves, prefer to get them local as I can try them on.  What style/brand are good?  Where can I get them locally? i used to wear gloves when BMX'n but I think that's a different type of glove; MX style.  Prefer to buy the right/good gloves first go around. The only 2 shops I know of around me are University on Fletcher, and the Temple terrace shop on 56th street.

UBC have a lot of gloves that you can select from.
Decide on either getting a full-finger or hal-finger. I have both but I prefer to ride with half-finger. I tried a full-finger gardening gloves from Home Depot and it worked well and are cheaper than the ones from the bike store.
Gardner gloves?  They don't protect the ulner nerve in the palm of your hand like bike gloves do.  Do you pick weeds with your riding gloves?

I had a foam grips before so it compensates from the lack of padding.
And no, i don't use it to pick weeds but to cut face slappers ;D

 

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