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Ok, as my first full season of riding comes to an end I'm thinking of replacing my cheap-o gloves with a quality pair.

I'm hoping to spend under $100, and want good protection and a gauntlet style cuff. I killed a bug ot two on my wrist this year along with getting a nice half inch tan on my wrist. Looks really good at work every Monday morning:confused

Any recommendation on makes and models?

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Ed just picked up some TourMaster Race model gloves that look pretty nice and feel pretty comfortable. They were ~80 bucks or so. You can check some out at LoneStar (sine you're in austin) up on Lamar.

I would NOT buy the Suomy's...mine are coming apart after less than two months and no crahses in them! The seams are just not sewn well at all.

If you can spend a bit more, check out the Alpinestars GP Plus :)
 

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Keep in mind in RRW&T tests the Alpinestars blew apart when the rider went down.

Remember, you get what you pay for.

If you want a decent glove for under 100, check out Teknic's Violator Pro's at http://www.newenough.com They aren't the best but they are decent protection.
 

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I'm one of those that seem to sweat just from thinking about going for a ride, and I also hate riding around in wet, clammy gear... So I have a bit of a collection of everything. These are the gloves I now regularly wear:

Kushitani K5019 Air GPS: These are my current favorites. They're a summer glove. Thin, and perfed between the fingers: MOST EXCELLENT ventilation. These things fit like a second skin and are soft like BUTTAH!! Dexterity-wise, I can do nearly anything in these I could do with my bare hands. They have no gauntlets, which I like 'cause it eliminates excess crap around my wrists, yet I trust the retention system. Armor-wise, they have the same "K-Foam" protectors on the knuckles, fingers, and palm that Kushitani's GPS gloves get. Too thin for track use, but besides that, they fit/feel the best out of all I've tried. They run small, so order a size larger then you would normally. $110

Dainese Race: Another lightweight "Feel" glove - Stitching is kinda disappointing , considering the name. They do feel great - I can do/undo my helmet and count/sort change and bills with them on. Good gloves, but not great. I think they were $125 new.

Alpinestars GP+: I like these a lot - They feel good, fit good, the armor is good. Excellent balance between protection and feel. A little rough inside, but excellent gloves for the money, and I'd buy another pair.

Held 2114s: One word: TOUGH You could almost imagine some German blacksmith hammering on a steel billet while wearing these things. Hard C/F armor in the usual places, extra layers of thick leather around your pinky/palm, NOMEX liner under the steel rivets on the palm... A little hard to find and definitely expensive, but I seriously doubt you'll find anything much better. My first and best choice for trackdays and barfights!

Scott :cool:
 

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I posted this on .ws but I guess I will copy it here.

www.newenough.com is having a blowout on the 2002 Teknic Violator Pro glove. They have all colors and sizes in stock. The cheapest these gloves were prior to the blowout was $100. They are selling them for $69.

These are very close to the top of the line Teknic speedmasters and look real sharp, too. Should have all the features you are looking for including a kangaroo palm.

Here are some pics:



 

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Beat ya Krik. :twofinger

Another thing I heard recently, that Kangaroo skin is not as good as previously thought for overall durability.
 

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Saw it mentioned above, but ive been eyeballing the tour master carbon sport. I love the teknic violators, but they just dont fit quit right and have turned down 2 sets for about the price newenough has them. DONT get me wrong...I wish they fit, but they simply dont feel right on my hands, ive got an older version now that is holding up rather well.

Now the TM carbon race, ive tried them on and they feel great! seems to be a good quality, ive seen several riders wearing them. Your choice, but dont over look the tour masters for a cheaply made product. They have been around a long time!
 

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I have some Kushitani GPS gloves...absolutely the best fitting, most comfortable glove I have ever had. Feels like an Isotoner or something like that on. Not as cheap as you are looking for, but very comfortable and well fitting.
 

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www.allbikestuff.com

I've been riding in a pair of these gloves for about a month now, and they kick ass. My previous pair of armored gloves were A-stars GP Plus's, and for the money, I wasn't satisfied. They're great gloves, but I expected them to last longer and wear better for the price.

These allbikestuff gloves are at LEAST comparable to the GP's, and have some extra stuff...a very nice lining where the GP's have none, and some hard CF armor in places where the GP's have soft foam.

All in all, I'm very satisfied so far.

Jared
 

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Ian said:
Beat ya Krik. :twofinger

Another thing I heard recently, that Kangaroo skin is not as good as previously thought for overall durability.
But, it's oh soo buttery soft on those cold and lonely nights. :twofinger
 

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ICON makes an awesome glove called the TiMax. Tricktape is currently out of stock but should have more in stock in about 2 weeks.
Or else you can get them HERE.

If you can, wait awhile and buy them from Tricktape, as you will be helping to support this site:D
Check out Rezins thread titled New Trends in "street gear" in this same forum. ICON also makes a kick ass draggin jean.
 

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ICON makes an awesome glove called the TiMax. Tricktape is currently out of stock but should have more in stock in about 2 weeks.
Or else you can get them HERE.

If you can, wait awhile and buy them from Tricktape, as you will be helping to support this site:D
Check out Rezins thread titled New Trends in "street gear" in this same forum. ICON also makes a kick ass draggin jean.
You know, if ICON made those same gloves WITHOUT the studded palms, I would buy a pair.
 

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I've got the Teknic Violator Pros, and like them a lot. The 2002 models have a better retention system than the 2001s (like I said earlier, don't microwave gloves with kangaroo palms), and better construction to boot.

Only thing I don't like is the chrome armor. Frikkin gaudy. Oh well.

I feel like they'll hold up well for 2 or 3 crashes.

I've also got a pair of Joe Rocket pheonix gloves that I use for commuting. Nice glove, probably minimal protection. Minimal vibration dampning too.
 

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ReyndoggRSV said:
Ed just picked up some TourMaster Race model gloves that look pretty nice and feel pretty comfortable. They were ~80 bucks or so.
I just recently picked up a pair of these...and am very impressed with them. Got them for $65 from discountmotorcycleapparel.com
 

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If you can get them for under $100 (MSRP is $150), the Joe Rocket Speedmasters are great. Survived one crash on me and have held up very well in over a year's worth of riding.
 
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