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nice gloves for road biking
on July 11, 2011
Most full-finger gloves are designed for mountain bikers. Mountain bikers and road bikers hold the handlebars differently, so the padding and reinforcing on mountain bike gloves is usually inadequate for road biking.
These PI Select Gel gloves have a medium amount of padding in the palm, which is good enough if you're not leaning on the handlebars all day (use your core muscles instead). Most importantly, they are reinforced along the inside of the thumb and forefinger, which is where road bikers usually grip the handlebar and shift and brake. Mountain bike gloves start to self-destruct on me after a couple of weeks, but these PI gloves are still going strong after I used them all spring. Can't beat the $20 price here, either.