Got my first bike: What kinda gloves?

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  1. jeffreyliu838

    jeffreyliu838 New Member

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    I just got my first bike. My original plan was to get a ninja 500 but I saw a killer deal for a zx6r on craigslist so I ended up with that. Anyways, I haven't gotten to riding it since I don't have any gear yet (my friend rode it home for me). I ordered an HJC CL15 and it's on the way, but I'm stuck with gloves. Is there any sort of standard that gloves need to meet like helmets need to do with DOT and SNELL? What should I be looking for in a glove? I've seen gloves from 10 bucks a pair to 150 a pair, so I don't even know what an appropriate budget would be. What gloves should I get? I live in socal, so I'd rather have something that doesn't get too warm.

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    I picked up a pair of Alpinestars Sp-1 for my first pair.. decent price and had good reviews..
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    This.

    Get the best you can afford. If you come off, your hands are one of the main contact points you usually land on. Gravel-rashing your hands sucks balls.
     
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    best thing with motorcycle gear is to always go into the store first and find something that fits you comfortably. its not gonna be the same for every person. you can order online later to save money once you find something in store that you like.

    for gloves, obviously you're gonna be flexing/extending your fingers/right wrist all the time so whatever you feel most comfortable in and your fingers go in nicely.
     
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    definitely gauntlet style (the one that goes past your wrist, not just gloves that go to your wrists...

    I use AlpineStar SP2's
     
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    Why type of weather will you be riding in? Be a bit more specific.

    Just a note on the Alpinestars, the sizing runs slightly smaller than most people think, but after some use the leather stretches slightly and you have an excellent fit. Of course, if it's so tight that it's binding your movement or compromising circulation, you know that you need a size up.

    Use a tape measure across the widest part of your palm to get a ballpark idea. Cloth, preferably.

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    Weather is so cal weather, so... Usually pretty fair. Gets hot in the summer. Those alpinestars are a little too expensive for me. I like the olympia 305's. Can anybody else recommend them? Is 54 dollars a fair price?

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    i would go with a full leather summer glove that's perforated with air vents. mine don't get too hot and yes your hands are one of your first reactions to put down so don't really want to get caught with a textile glove or leather mix better to go full leather cause your hands don't get as hot as you would think compared to the rest of your upper torso. a leather jacket or even a thicker mesh or textile can get hot you don't feel it as much just in your hands so its worth the extra protection since it's not a huge comfort payoff.

    http://www.alpinestars.com/Octane_SMoto_Glove/pd/c/141/np/141/p/356706.html

    this is what im using, they were a little tight at first but after a week or so they break in nicely. last time i went down my hands were fine minus a few bruises breaking the fall but the gloves were fine even after a good 20 plus ft slide, im on my second set since someone jacked my last pair with my helmet so definitely worth a re-buy in my book
     
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    http://www.webbikeworld.com/

    look there for reviews...
     
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    first bike and in that area...full gauntlets.

    Hi...I'm Kevlar....I save your hands
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    I couldn't find the 305's on that site.

    The 305's have that carbon fiber stuff at the knuckles? Are the 305's a good deal? I'm interested in those right now, but I'd like some more opinions.

    Thanks.
     
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    shift racing has some good deals usually
     
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    A* or Dainese...NOT Joe Rocket, those pos starting falling apart just from riding
     
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    Haven't gotten the gloves yet. Anyone have good things to say about the cortech scarab rr?
     

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