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What are the benefits of cycling gloves?

All sorts of reasons: Less damage to your hands when you fall off. Vibration dampening. Somewhere to wipe snot/sweat. In practice, I use them when I am touring (long distances in the saddle - so ...
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What are the benefits of cycling gloves?

Additional points to Penguino's answer Warmth - Even on a summer's day some light gloves help keep your fingers limber. Its scary to reach for the brakes on a downhill and find your fingers aren't ...
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Can I engineer a heat suit for cold weather riding?

Yes you can totally ride with electrically heated clothing. I had some bar warmers on a recumbent which helped enormously on mid-winter rides - the hands are well above one's heart on a bent which ...
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Index Finger Mittens for Biking

We avoid product recommendations here, but I would encourage you to investigate buying from an online bike store. There are some big, well-known ones in the USA (Competitive Cyclist), UK (Merlin ...
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How to make the gloves that I can get work in the rain and cold?

What about buying neoprene gloves instead? You can find them in nearly any dive shop, they come in various thicknesses and are not really hugely expensive. They might feel slightly funny, but will ...
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Best way to repair Neoprene gloves

I've got some wetsuit glue, and the join is really tough. Just be sure to use it on clean, dry material,follow the instructions carefully (it's a bit like patch cement), and allow it to set for ...
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Is there a name for fingered (non-fingerless) gloves that have open parts for the back of the hand?

Like these, but long fingered? Hang on, found one: like this. I assume the cut-out used to be needed to avoid bunching due to the wrist fastening, and that was needed before they could just make the ...
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Is there a name for fingered (non-fingerless) gloves that have open parts for the back of the hand?

Driving gloves? Fancy Ferrari version I don't think I've seen cycling specific gloves in that configuration. However, if you want full finger cycling gloves, there are Mountain bike gloves used for ...
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Best way to repair Neoprene gloves

My favoured winter option for gloves is neoprene. When they inevitably start to tear - my preference is to stitch neoprene. The best stitch I've found is to use is a wide stitch to pull the edges of ...
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How to make the gloves that I can get work in the rain and cold?

Gloves are a personal thing and your experience will vary. I prefer a full-fingered padded cycling glove most of the year. Even when its raining, I'm okay to have wet gloves. When it is really cold, ...
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Can I engineer a heat suit for cold weather riding?

E-bike may be a good target for such devices as the cyclist produces less heat, the speed (so wind) is often higher and there is a good power source. I use heated gloves that absolutely make sense at ...
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How to make the gloves that I can get work in the rain and cold?

Leather gloves works well in a wide range of temperatures and also protects well if the case of fall. They are not "waterproof" in the sense that they do get wet in the longer rain and must ...
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How to make the gloves that I can get work in the rain and cold?

Windproof gloves, perhaps over liners, can work well. Even if you get wet hands, reduced wind chill means they don't get so cold as they would without gloves You can also wear track mitts (fingerless ...
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How can I test gloves for long ride comfort?

When testing for something, you wanna make sure you are providing the similar environment for testing as for use. Exhale some warm moist air on handle-like things, make sure you warm your hands up to ...
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What are the benefits of cycling gloves?

Safety ( for sure ) Comfort Against the weather ( cold, raining, wind ... ) Face wipe Injury prevention Best grip
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What gloves work well for winter riding?

I have tested electrically heated gloves this morning (SnowLife Heat GTX) and they proved to be efficient. It is in the conditions when otherwise warm leather gloves are not enough on E-bike. I was ...
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What gloves work well for winter riding?

I have used the gloves from wetseal for the past three winters riding every day to and from both school and work. They are good down to about 20F then I switch to my snowboarding mittens which are ...
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