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The Best Cycling Gloves To Keep Your Hands On The Bars

To make sure you stay stuck to the bars and your hands are protected after a long day of riding, you need a pair of cycling gloves. They can provide warmth on those colder days and comfort during the summer months, and because your hands are the only things that aren’t moving as you’re riding, a good pair doubles as a personal shield.

As long as there has been cycling, riders have always worn gloves. They remain as popular as ever, and you will find riders new and old wearing them whether they’re racing on the road or tearing through the trails, as cycling gloves will give them that extra edge to perform at their best.

Types Of Cycling Gloves

In order to choose the right glove for you, you need to know which kind of ride you are going for and you’ll also have to take into account other factors such as the weather. Many brands will have your classic, fingerless gloves that are small and ideal for road cycling as they offer a better feel for the brakes and protection over the palms.

Another type of glove you will come across, that gives you certain benefits for when the weather is cold, are the winter gloves. These always insulated, cover the entire hand and come in different shapes, such as the mitts which are much bulkier but provide the warmest protection.

Features Of The Best Cycling Gloves

As you search for the right fitting glove, you’ll come across a lot of materials and technologies. While it does depend largely on your type of ride, there are features that are common across all types of gloves, including fabrics that increase breathability (which is essential! Especially for summer).

Padding is another essential feature that is a sign of a good glove and they serve two functions. One, they help you to grip the bars and promote a comfortable feel. Two, some gloves feature gel padding that absorbs vibration and distributes pressure for a much smoother ride.

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