Do you wear gloves when riding or do you go bare handed? My hands feel good without gloves for about 10 minutes into the ride, and then they start blistering, so I have to wear gloves. Do you wear them too? If so what gloves do you wear?
I wear different gloves at different times of years – full finger early and late when it is cooler/colder, and half finger in the summer. But I always ride with gloves for the comfort and for protecting the hands in a crash. This is more important if you ride in dry and rocky regions.
Yup, my whole family does too. Way better to replace a set of gloves than to pick rocks out of your palm. It has saved my 8 year old sons hands a zillion times as he is always wiping out on jumps or going too fast on loose terrain. Always pops back up with no problems because of his gear.
Most or the time I wear half finger gloves. When it gets cold out, I then switch to full finger gloves. I don’t like gloves with a ton of padding on them. I would rather have handlebar grips that are larger in diameter to spread out the shock forces over a larger part of my palms.
no glove, no love…I always wear mine, and have different pairs for different seasons. My theory is the day i go over the bars, im instinctively going to put my hands out to break the fall and this will save my palms from scrapes etc. Plus, better grip on the handle bars. Plus, they look cool 🙂
Seriously, I have endo’ed before (several times) and thanked my gloves profusely. You either fall on your face(not preferable) or your hands. I pick my hands. I actually wear full-on DH gloves for my trail riding. I also have owned a pair of Specialized Enduro gloves. They were totally awesome.
I always ride with full finger gloves. I swore by Pearl Izumi for years, then I found Fox which seem to last longer. However, now I tend to just buy cheap work gloves at Home Depot. Modern work gloves have many of the same features as biking-specific gloves and are much cheaper.
Guess I’m one of the only ones that go no gloves. Whenever I wear gloves I have less connection to the trail and this makes me stiffen up and not ride as comfortable. I also tend to grab the bars not as tight with just my bare hand. The only time I wear gloves s in the winter.
Interesting!? Do you think it maybe has to do with the type of grips you are using? I think that good grips improve the performance of gloves and some grips work much better with gloves than without..!
Full finger gloves all year. In the summer I use HandUp gloves and the rest of the year it’s Fox Dirtpaws. I’ve tried others including hardware store gloves like Mechanix and they’re ok but I’ve settled on the above two.