Neoprene Gloves For Mountain Biking

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bri
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Got some 2mm gloves that I use for kiting and was wondering if anyone uses them for Mountain Biking. Just took the plunge on a Norco Shinobi and only have fingerless gloves for my road bike.
Sonnyrider
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MTB gloves have padding for the palms tho'

You will get away with your 2mm neoprene gloves, but you will get palm \ wrist ache

If you're spending a couple of k on a bike WhyTF are you scrimping on £30 gloves :?
bri
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ha, got some on order, but heading out tommorrow
waverider
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If you're choosing mountain bike gloves just to keep your finger warm you've never been over the bars or even fell off sideways. You can do a lot of damage to your hands during what appears to be a fun-fall-off.

As you increase the glove protection you decrease the flexibility of your hands/fingers.

My advise has been to always use gloves with some abrasion resistance over the back of your hand.
kite-uk
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I just got some oneil 1.5m gloves from 24-7 sport on Friday's session.. quite impressed with them.. I even wore then to walk my son to school when it was abit nippy and wow there warm! :-D £24 I think they where

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bri
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got some mavics for warmth and some poc index flow with the knuckle shields both in sale. Like the look of Poc gear but bit pricey. Sales it is.
waverider
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What I found was thats it's a balancing act between warmth and protection. My warmest gloves wouldn't do much to help if I fell off and good protection doesn't give warmth.

My best compromise for many years has been a pair of gentlemans leather gloves (You know I am) that have a fleecy lining (Marks and Spencer) and I teated the outside with dubbin to keep them waterproof because waterproof is another problem. Whilst I have gloves that are warmer once it starts raining i'm stuffed.

I once saw a rider wearing marigolds. :shock:
srrc
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Neoprene gloves will be much too sweaty, get some proper ones!
tombeaton
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i would think neoprene gloves would be ruined in only a couple of sessions. so much more chance of abrasion than kiting.
bri
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Swinley Forest this morning, nice and brisk. sweating me arse off after a couple of climbs. Being clipped in certainly makes you go for it getting up the hills
G-Bru
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bri wrote:Swinley Forest this morning, nice and brisk. sweating me arse off after a couple of climbs. Being clipped in certainly makes you go for it getting up the hills
Next time you are off to Swinley Forest give us a shout dude. I ride there often but not so much recently as it gets boring on your own.

You get more of a workout if you leave those clipless jobs at home..... LOL!

Normal MX gloves work well for me!

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Roland
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G-Bru wrote:Next time you are off to Swinley Forest give us a shout dude. I ride there often but not so much recently as it gets boring on your own.
Run/ride around there quite abit myself bud, be a little cautious around the Crowthorne woods area near corkscrew trail because some idiots causing problems eg, laying barbed wire on the trails - digging large potholes on blind bends...
G-Bru
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Roland wrote:
G-Bru wrote:Next time you are off to Swinley Forest give us a shout dude. I ride there often but not so much recently as it gets boring on your own.
Run/ride around there quite abit myself bud, be a little cautious around the Crowthorne woods area near corkscrew trail because some idiots causing problems eg, laying barbed wire on the trails - digging large potholes on blind bends...
WTF! Thanks for the heads up dude. I assume it has been reported to the respective authorities?

G.
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