Gloves have never, ever compromised my ability to brake and change gear
TBF I never noticed it whilst I was wearing gloves, but if I go back to wearing gloves now it's kinda annoying. Everything is just easier bare handed. Maybe only a little bit, but still.
Apart from the abrasion blisters on your palms...
Do you ride without shorts and jersey too?
Only if you ask nicely
Mmm. COs it takes all of 5 seconds to whip a glove off...
So I'm 10 seconds faster than you
Oh, boo hoo...
Cheer up now
Eh? How hard do you need to grip the bars? Light but firm grip at all times.
Well the post a bit above yours I think is a decent example..
I've tried riding with very thin gloves, but despite the setup seeming comfortable in terms of arm, body etc position, i get ulnar nerve issues. Taken to always wearing Spesh BG gloves which help a lot, especially on decent length (+12hour) rides.
Horses for courses, innit? Just because you don't feel the cold, doesn't mean everybody else doesn't feel it. And some people feel the cold no matter what they do.
Indeed, but I used to really suffer, and I'd be wearing like two pairs of gloves and still get cold hands, it was horrible. Then I stopped wearing gloves altogether, and now I don't get cold hands. I know correlation doesn't always imply causation, but it does make sense. YMMV, but you won't know till you try.
Gloveless was a massive revelation to my riding, I'm not saying you have to do it, but I'd recommend it hugely. No need to take offence.
Also how much do a pair of gloves weigh? Like an extra 100g? Gonna get dropped on the climbs..