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Old 01-17-2018, 07:38 AM   #41
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I've been through countless gauntlet gloves over the years. As for the higher-end stuff I've owned two pairs of Held Phantoms, Held Air Stream, A* GP-Pro, Racer High Racer, Racer R-Safe and Knox Handroid.

Mind you, I typically wait for a good deal to come around on closeout or via the classifieds. I'll be honest, the Alpinestars GP-Pro are still my favorite fitting glove I've owned so far. Unfortunately a relatively low speed street crash brought about their demise and caused me some tendon damage. This was back in 2010. Since then I won't own a glove without some sort of scaphoid protection.

Currently I am using a pair of Racer R-Safe gloves when it's warm out. The fit is on par with Alpinestars and I am very happy with them so far, although they've never been crash tested. The stitching, quality of materials and safety features are all top-notch compared to anything else I've seen. The High Racer gloves were nice, but I wanted something a little more "substantial".

The Held Phantoms were very "substantial" and could probably survive a nuclear blast, hence why I went through two pairs over the years (one was purchased very much used). I never did try the Held Titan, which is their top of the line glove. I used the Air-Streams strictly for the worst part of summer on the street. They let air go right through the gloves which is nice on those 90F+ days. The protection isn't as good as the other race gloves, but seemed like they would do enough in a crash.

I really liked the Knox Handroids for the fit. The exoskeleton thingies were a bit hokie and the Boa lacing system, while nice, was fairly bulky imo. I preferred a more traditional race glove honestly.

If I were to give a recommendation I'd say look at the Held Phantom or R-Safe gloves for the best protection:cost ratio.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:42 AM   #42
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I just got this as a entry level track glove: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LUSOMIM...ding=UTF8&th=1

Had to jump on it for $30. I guess it's become $45ish now. Has good reviews on revzilla and is normally $110. If you're a medium and like white, I'd go for it
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:34 AM   #43
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Don't laugh but I like the Bilt Sprint glove from Cycle Gear. They are usually on sale for $29 or so. The downside is that their sizing is weird and one pair of XL fits well but another 2XL fits the same.

Their gauntlet glove is nice too.

I bought A* and was very disappointed by the fit, I have long thin fingers which require XL but the rest of the glove is too big for my hands.

For winter gloves I found the Cor-Tech scarab as being comfy and fits to size.

I do not track ride.
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Old 01-18-2018, 08:52 AM   #44
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I've bought two pairs of A* gloves from Cycle gear, only to return them a week later. Doing some research on said gloves, I noticed that they are the lowest rated gloves A* makes. Then I realized that applies to most of the stuff Cycle Gear carries. The low quality products of some top quality brands. I will not be shopping at Cycle Gear anytime soon.
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