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Need suggestions on quality and comfortable gloves..

Hey all,

Just looking for personal experiences with quality, racing, gauntlet style gloves. Had a pair of old ass Olympia's that are now in a cornfield somewhere. They did the job, all be it not very well.

Looking for something extremely comfortable. I've found that the carbon knuckled ones are just too tight (carbon across all knuckles). I usually wear a size XL glove, sometimes XXL. Tried some Teknic's but they were just too damn tight, as in painfully tight after an hour's worth of riding. Not too many companies make XXXL and from what I hear the Astars run real tight also. I'd prefer a split-knuckle protector (not one piece all the way across), and something to fit these hands, offer good protection, easy reach for the levers etc. etc. etc.

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Re: Need suggestions on quality and comfortable gloves..

My personal favorites are Held gloves. I have the Galaxy, which does have the carbon knuckles, but they are comfy. Intersport West is the US distributor. Actually, I believe Sportbike Tracktime has become a sponsor of this site, and they have good prices on some of the models. Looks like their new kevlar racing model doesn't have hard knuckles, and the Profi racing glove doesn't either.
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Re: Need suggestions on quality and comfortable gloves..

Held eh? I think the Astars would be too small, if they're anything like teknic. Think I just need to find a retailer with a good exchange policy. Trial and error baby, that's what it's all about.
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Another vote for Held.
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Another vote for Held.
Any particular model? Links? Pics? Places to buy?

heheh, sorry for all the questions

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I posted a link to Intersports West above, and mentioned checking with Sportbike Track Time
Also above: Galaxy and Akira (both have carbon knuckles). Ones without are the Profi and a new Kevlar race. These are all track-oriented, so they don't have any Gortex or anything. Held has other touring models as well.

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I posted a link to Intersports West above, and mentioned checking with Sportbike Track Time
Also above: Galaxy and Akira (both have carbon knuckles). Ones without are the Profi and a new Kevlar race. These are all track-oriented, so they don't have any Gortex or anything. Held has other touring models as well.

Oops sorry forgot to click on it (buzzed). Checking 'em out now...

Decisons decisions... Why can't the local shop have every make, model, and size available to try on?? doh!
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Oops sorry forgot to click on it (buzzed). Checking 'em out now...

Decisons decisions... Why can't the local shop have every make, model, and size available to try on?? doh!
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Re: Need suggestions on quality and comfortable gloves..

For comfort and crash worthiness (*ahem*), I'm a die hard Joe Rocket fan (decent on the pocket book too. ).

I don't know how they hold up on the old alligator skin (track), though they make track specific models.

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