We only have the opportunity to get up to the Thailand / Myanmar boarder a couple times a year. When we do we buy the stuff we need. Of course it’s not “real” – but I’d rather lose a dozen fake sunglasses at $1.50 each than the other option…
Watch the sizes. I wear XXL chamois stateside but here it was XXXXXL!
I go through a lot of road bike gloves and after being road bike gloves they get recycled as my motorbike gloves. I’ve just feel “safer” wearing gloves. In the Thailand heat having non-sweating hands feels better.
I wear gloves when riding back in Northern Michigan. When it’s cold I wear warm lobster gloves.
In my opinion, gel-filled gloves are better than gloves without padding or with simple foam padding. Gel-filled gloves are generally a bit more expensive. I’ve paid a lot and I’ve paid relatively little. Expensive does not mean good, comfortable, well made, or smart. In fact, some of the more expensive have simply stupid designs. They were obviously created by some marketing department with connections to the bicycle accessory sales chain – but not real riders. Continue reading “How to Select Good Road Bike Gloves”