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Old 04-28-15, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Suggestions for low padding/padless gloves welcome!
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Old 04-28-15, 11:27 AM
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mechanix are very light, ive used them here in 100+ super humid days. but everyones different

theyre super grippy and ive taken spills on gravel and my palms survived the meat grinder
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Old 04-28-15, 11:34 AM
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@SpeshulEd - What is your bike's frame material ? Mine is titanium, which might make a difference. What exactly do you mean by "maintenance" ?
Carpet fiber. It's also a cannondale, which I believe is the manufacturer with the most issues. Maintenance such as cleaning, regreasing/repacking...whatever it is you do to bearings to make them work properly...things I don't do. I'm not as nice to my bikes as I should be.

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Suggestions for low padding/padless gloves welcome!
Check out the Giro Zero gloves, Jenson has the camo ones on sale for $12
Giro Zero Gloves 2014 > Apparel > Gloves > Men's Gloves | Jenson USA

I also have a pair of Giro LTZ gloves that I enjoy quite a bit too, if you're into the longer "aero" style gloves.
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Old 04-28-15, 11:37 AM
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thx for the suggestions guys
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Old 04-28-15, 11:41 AM
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Yeah mechanix gloves are great, I have a couple pairs in the garage.

I personally ride gloveless. I just can't stand riding in gloves for long as they make me feel restricted. It has to do with the "feel" and how I'm more so directly connected with my bike.
In my opinion the minor inconvenience of road rash on my hands (usually my palms bare the brunt of any roadrash) when it seldom happens is unable to outweigh the prior. I haven't lost any fingers yet.

I also guess that's another benefit of being shorter in relation to "the taller they are the harder they fall". #mlig
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Old 04-28-15, 12:08 PM
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Day to day riding i don't wear gloves but for longer rides i wear something with minimal padding.
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Old 04-28-15, 12:17 PM
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Ayup!



Me too.

Since my crash on 4/9/2015, I've decided that I hate road rash on my hands even more. It's taken 8+ years of cycling glove-less (except in the cold) for me to realize that road rash on your hands is god awful.

Suggestions for low padding/padless gloves welcome!
I like golf gloves for biking.
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Old 04-28-15, 12:32 PM
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I rock some Giro full fingered gloves(no padding and about thirty bucks), only wear them when racing or chilly days.
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Old 04-28-15, 01:11 PM
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I feel your pain. I replaced mine and it still creaks.
but @nagrom said it would never creak again!!!!
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Old 04-28-15, 01:11 PM
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I have BB86 in a crabon frame and I'm hearing creaking when I'm putting out my babywatts, but I'm not even sure its my bb. Could be my pedals/cleats/shoes since I haven't maintained them at all, but any creaking automatically registers in my mind as press fit bb issues now.
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Old 04-28-15, 01:35 PM
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I also prefer to ride gloveless, but I wouldn't call road rash on your hands a "minor" inconvenience .

It is seldom, though. As I previously mentioned, I have never had road rash on my hands in 8 yrs of riding, but it is bad enough to have me consider gloves for daily riding.
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Old 04-28-15, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
I also prefer to ride gloveless, but I wouldn't call road rash on your hands a "minor" inconvenience .
HTFU
OR wait until you have a sqrl that's willing to spoon feed you after a hand disfiguring spill.

I took the harder way out. Got in a nasty crash where I had massive road rash from my shoulder down to my hand one that ended up getting infected because they apparently hand out medical degrees to people.
Wasn't killed and became stronger and immune to road rash.
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Old 04-28-15, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnytheboy View Post
but @nagrom said it would never creak again!!!!
He'd probably argue that I sucked at installing the new one. I don't think its' the bearings creaking but more the entire press fit bracket itself creaking.

Simple solution, wear earbuds, then I can't hear it at all.
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Old 04-28-15, 07:25 PM
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I'm telling you...bb30 and pf30 creak. that's just part of it. pull it apart when it starts, clean and repeat when necessary.
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Old 04-28-15, 07:36 PM
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Gloves: I like the old school crochet and leather such as these . Comfortable and well ventilated, though as Mumonkan warns these will really give you weird tan lines.

Press Fit BB: Never owned one, but enough of the guys I ride with, complain about them creaking and not lasting, that I have come to fear them. All of them are on "carpet fiber" frames, for whatever that is worth.
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Old 04-28-15, 09:11 PM
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None of my rental fleet creaks, boys.
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If I do run gloves I run Giro Zero's.
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I also prefer to ride gloveless, but I wouldn't call road rash on your hands a "minor" inconvenience .

It is seldom, though. As I previously mentioned, I have never had road rash on my hands in 8 yrs of riding, but it is bad enough to have me consider gloves for daily riding.
I have had road rash on my hands. **** sucks, yo. Even minor scratching up of palms makes riding unbearable.

This was going downhill ~30mph and me flying off the bike superman style. I'm glad it wasnt skin getting shredded. Hands were numb for what felt like 10 minutes after at impact.


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I usually don't palm the road when I crash. One time I did though, was when I didn't check my front QR, jumped off curb and into a swath of cinders. Front wheel ejected, fork dug into pavement and I went in palms first. I had a cinder (almost a 1/4" diameter) submarine under my skin for about a half inch, so I had to X-acto it outta there.

Wore summer gloves for a little while after that but don't bother these days. They don't put cinders on the road here, anyway.
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Old 04-28-15, 11:41 PM
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Didn't race tonight because it was raining, I'm turning into a roadie.
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Old 04-28-15, 11:48 PM
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Hurt my left quad/knee doing a leg press yesterday. Less weight than normal, so I'll chalk it up to the fact I ran before going and was in running shoes with a lot of padding, which I'm not used to.

Also those MASH gloves are rad as hell.
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Old 04-29-15, 08:33 AM
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Non minimal running shoes are terrible for everything. I have laffy taffy ankles; I probably have about 6 sprains a year.

Like being on stilts.
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iirc there have been studies on how modern running shoes provide too much support and can lead to injuries
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Old 04-29-15, 09:09 AM
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There have also been studies that showed the opposite. The latest running fad has been "maximalist" shoes. Runners are as bad as roadies when it comes to buying the latest thing.
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