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post #1 of 17 Old 07-21-2016, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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Gloves recommendations?

Anyone have any good recommendations for gloves? Keep in mind, I'm poor as hell so i only have around $50 to spend.


also do all gloves use velcro to tighten? or is there (hopefully) something else?
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Anyone have any good recommendations for gloves? Keep in mind, I'm poor as hell so i only have around $50 to spend.


also do all gloves use velcro to tighten? or is there (hopefully) something else?
There are plenty of other options out there, but in the $50 range you are likely going to be stuck with velcro closures.

What kind of riding is this for? Street? Canyons? Track?

Best bet is to try to find a quality set of used gloves rather than a cheap set that will likely do little to protect you in the event of a crash.
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I'd look for a used pair of Alpinestars or Dianese, maybe Sidi or Rev'It

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I'd up your budget at little to say 100 bucks. A good pair of gauntlet style gloves that cover your wrists, like a quality DOT snell helmet, are a sound investment. If you've ever been down with a cheap pair of gloves you'll appreciate what spending a bit more means.
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Icon Overlord gauntlets have always served me well. You might be able to find a used pair.

They were around $120 new, but they're good gloves. Some Icon gear was clearanced on motorcyclegear. com a while back. Maybe you can find some there.
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I saw a pair of A* GP Plus for $75 on sale near me recently.

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Alpinestars GP Pro are very nice, imo, and it seems you can get them off eBay for around 150 (presumably new)... though you might have to make a color sacrifice. Better than making a skin and/or bone sacrifice
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So i narrowed it down to these two :Scorpion Klaw II and :Fox Racing Bomber S . what do you guys think of those? its my first time buying gloves (all 3 of my bikes have come with cheapo gloves) so I'm not really sure what to get..


Thanks for the info!!
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Why ask when you've already ignored literally every post so far?
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^ because everyone's suggestions so far have ignored his stated budget? (Some by as much as a factor of 3). Of course more expensive gloves should offer better protection and I'm sure OP knows that, but we all have to live within our means...
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Just to bring it back on-subject: of the two you found, I would choose the scorpions over the fox's just based on scaphoid padding.

That being said, I would really strongly recommend thinking about what PSlo shares in his post. What do you want to use the gloves for? Would you consider buying used? The reality is quality gear is just more expensive, but the attrition rate is high in motorcycling and you can often find good deals on used gear via craigslist, etc. if you're patient, you can probably find quality second-hand gear and still stay within your budget. Food for thought, anyway
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You can look for closeouts on STG. They have a pretty wide range of gloves on closeout but sizes are going to be limited. But, if you have small hands or really large hands you might find a great deal.

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The Fox gloves seem to retail for a bit more than you $50 budget. But I wouldn't get them regardless. They seem rather thin. My experience with other Fox gear it that I wouldn't buy any of it. Their casual clothes are pretty nice if you can get them on sale. But most of their stuff is over priced in my opinion.

The Scorpion gloves look decent for $50. They are short but aside from that, they look ok. Not had any experience with their gear so can't say much more.
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^ because everyone's suggestions so far have ignored his stated budget? (Some by as much as a factor of 3). Of course more expensive gloves should offer better protection and I'm sure OP knows that, but we all have to live within our means...
Must've been reading a different post. All I saw is one person mentioning a $150 set of gloves and everyone else mentioning to go used.

The fact of the matter is, cheap gloves (and gear in general) are going to cost you more in medical bills and possible lost income from not being able to work later.

If you want to live within your means, get a 250 instead of a 2013 zx6. That's a bullshit card and I'm calling it like I see it.
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Depends what your looking for. I have a pair of Alpinestars gloves that velcro. T-gp I believe. I have a pair of joe rocket gauntlets that fit like a dream.

If you find a cheapset that are in decent condition on craigslist id recommend that. Skip the break in process all together?

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