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johnridley From: johnridley Date: August 23rd, 2008 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd ALMOST sooner ride without a helmet than without gloves. I've fallen 2 times in my life without gloves, and in each case I wound up having to pick gravel out of my hands and having to keep one hand dressed with some kind of gel for a month while the skin grew back.
I use cheap Nashbar half finger gloves with crocheted backs:

But I think next time I may try the "Nashbar Essential" glove. They make a specific women's version. I think gloves may be very individual; a make that works for some people will have a seam that bothers others.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 23rd, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are the approximate ones I came home with.

They're the ones which had the most padding in the webbing part of my hand, which is where I spend most of my time on this new bike. And they're gel, so that should prevent rubbing. We'll find out....

If not I'll search farther. At least Nashbar has a lot of choices - but I like being able to put on a pair and feel how it's going to work.
johnridley From: johnridley Date: August 23rd, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'm really not too picky about my clothing or gear, so shopping online is OK by me. If I get something I don't like, I still use it for 3 years until it's worn out, I just don't buy another one then.

I tend to shop the clearance section of Nashbar. I got a set of tires for $4.99 each last year. It makes up for the $65 each I pay for the studded winter tires.
encorecrazay From: encorecrazay Date: August 23rd, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll have to find those, mine only have a little webbing.
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