Do you really all wear long fingered gloves all the time?

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  • Edric 64
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    trackmitts unless its cold

    ianpinder
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    Nope, full fingers with full face, then short fingered gloves with xc lid.

    flamejob
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    Smaller ones just feel really weird.

    …anyway, there are loads of hurty plants around here

    stugus
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    full finger all the time. Both for dh and xc stuff. weird but i feel naked without them ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    crikey
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    Long fingered when it's cold, mitts for racing, no gloves the rest of the time.

    TandemJeremy
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    full gloves all the time here – I have some very light ones for when its hot

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    full fingered TLD xc, coz they are the comfiest gloves i've ever worn

    Premier Icon momo
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    Full finger all the time, I don't feel right with fingerless gloves (not tried them for a good few years mind) just have some very thin lightweight ones for summer.

    PeterPoddy
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    Yep. Not ridden fingerless gloves off road for at least 5 years now. It's too woody round here and you're forever getting branches and nettles slapping your hands.

    allthepies
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    full fingered all year round ๐Ÿ™‚

    coffeeking
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    Cheerrristt I am the only odd one! I quite like getting slapped by plants on the way past, I find it strangely fun to come back with some cuts and grazes. Don't you all get really hot palms? What's the benefit other than reduction in plant impact severity? I mean unless you're going for long fingered DH stuff you're not going to have padding, and they give you slightly worse grip IME so can't see the benefit.
    Ah well, each to their own I suppose, I just felt like a bit of an oddity when I saw that poll!

    higgo
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    Smaller ones just feel really weird

    Agree.

    I've always worn 'mitts' except in winter. Then I read an article telling me I really out to wear full finger gloves (particularly as I have 160mm forks) so bought a pair. Wore them for a couple of summers. Last summer I put some mitts on again but they just felt so wrong.

    Three_Fish
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    Fingerless. I also only wear half a helmet.

    coffeeking
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    I rarely wear anything, used to use fingerless ones but eventually decided I couldn't be bothered digging them out of the cupboard and never missed them so who cares?! In mid winter it's nice to have gloves though, as you do lose the feeling in your fingers fairly quick in -10.

    iDave
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    I always wear full fingered gloves but sometimes take them off for sex and cooking

    samuri
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    Full fingered all the time, including on the track.
    Try coming off when going fast with fingerless, that'll learn ya.

    Same reason I wear baggies on a road bike, you only need to ride home once with your genitals hanging out after a crash to teach you that lesson.

    _tom_
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    I don't always wear gloves but regretted it last time I was riding when it was boiling as my grips were so slippy from the sweat. And I don't feel so safe/confident knowing my palms are gonna get torn up if I come off.

    coffeeking
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    Try coming off when going fast with fingerless, that'll learn ya.

    My fingers don't end up damaged after crashes, normally it's the heel of my hand that gets it?

    I refuse to wear baggies as they catch on my saddle and make life hell in traffic. Offroad Im' fine with it lol.

    epicsteve
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    Full-fingered all the time here as well. I've used fingerless gloves in the past but didn't like them.

    samuri
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    My fingers don't end up damaged after crashes, normally it's the heel of my hand that gets it?

    Luck then I guess. I've had my fingers properly mangled after a rather nasty crash in Wales. I fell onto a load of gravel with my hands outstretched and it shredded each finger. Didn't fancy going through that again. If your arse is ahem, as muscular as mine you fill baggies properly thus reducing the chances of saddle interference.

    Fingerless for the summer because I already owned some from when I used to bike commute in London, and every time I found a bargain lightweight full-fingered glove online they were sold out in my size…

    coffeeking
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    If your arse is ahem, as muscular as mine you fill baggies properly thus reducing the chances of saddle interference.

    To get baggies that are not tight on my thighs I have to have a very baggy waist and arse area in them ๐Ÿ™

    oldgit
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    Full, mitt or none depending.

    samuri
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    Us powerhouses, we have a cross to bear that others can't even begin to understand.

    miaowing_kat
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    yup, always! even about town, when not riding. I am always cold though..

    mmb
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    whenever riding,always long finger gloves

    coffeeking
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    Vote on the front page – my god, all the time, long fingered gloves?! Can't stand having my hands couped up unless its freezing, why would you put yourself through that?

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    Full-fingered all year. Fed up with nail varnish getting chipped when I do trail maintenance. ๐Ÿ™„

    oldgit
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    Turtle Doves.

    MrSalmon
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    Full finger but fairly lightweight. Can't say I find them particularly hot, maybe I'm not as sensitive as others…

    Munqe-chick
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    Full fingers all year around, I wouldn't use anything but, Fox Digit's have thin sides to let air in, they are ace. Plus fingerless are roadie esque too ๐Ÿ˜‰ LOL

    Always full finger here. Never got on with fingerless.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    Troy Lee XC all year off road*, mix of half fingered no gloves and full fingers on the road bike.

    * mostly ride in the woods, like PP it's just easier, wonder if that has a bearing on it?

    uplink
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    First chance I get – I'm using fingerless gloves
    Not had full fingered gloves on for a month or so now

    have 2 pairs of full finger – winter warm ones and summer lightweight ones.

    still have a pair of fingerless gloves, but they have quite thick padding on the palm, and on my bars ATM i have quite thick grips and it wasnt comfortable with the extra padding of the half finger gloves.

    zaskar
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    Not in summer I won't!

    Premier Icon Lifer
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    Full finger all the time, because of a previous bad crash

    Premier Icon igm
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    Short fingered gloves are for Steptoe and son

    IanMunro
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    Short fingered most of the time. Luckily I'm an awesome rider, so crashing or hitting undergrowth isn't an issue for me.

    Munqe-chick
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    That's debatable Ian .. could just be said taht you aren't pushing yourself to the limits ๐Ÿ˜‰

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