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Which Gloves Do I Need For Cycling?

There are various different types of cycling gloves designed for different weather conditions. For enjoying a comfortable ride, it is critical to choose the right pair of gloves according to your needs. Have a look below at some important considerations that will help you choose the right gloves;

Design

Commonly there are two types of gloves that are full finger and half finger. Cycling gloves with full fingers are suitable for cold weather and mountain biking as it protects your hands from thorns and keeps them warm as well. On the other hand, half finger gloves are suitable for summer rides and usually preferred by road cyclists owing to their breathability and comfort. Cycling gloves half finger all you to grip brake levers more easily while staying dry and protected.

The fit

Make sure that you pick the right size of gloves that properly fit your fingers. Loose fitting gloves cause more abrasion while tight fitting will not provide proper padding, hence choose the perfect fit. Shimano, Specialized, Gore wear, Ergon, and Castelli offer a wide range of kids cycling gloves.

Padding

There are two types of padding available in cycling gloves that are gel padding and foam. Foam padding gloves allow better grip to the handlebar and are suitable for road cycling. Gel padding provides greater protection in intense surface vibration and is suitable for mountain trails.

Material

The gloves are made of synthetic leather material on the palms and spandex on the top side. Choose the gloves that allow maximum sweat absorption, mobility, comfort, and flexibility.

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