Buying gloves and a helmet, would like advice

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by supernoobie, May 8, 2005.

  1. supernoobie

    supernoobie New Member

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    Hi

    I'm not extremly new to cycling, I used to ride 3 miles to and from school for 2 years in Florida, but now I moved to New York and traffic is much different here. I've decided to get a helmet to protect the car I'm gonna hit.

    My new bike path will be about 10 miles long:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=40.789490,-73.962021&spn=0.154152,0.253372&t=k&saddr=NY+10452&daddr=10018&hl=en

    I've decided to get a Giro Pneumo from Jenson USA (same place I bought my wellgo pedals.)
    -If there's a better option than a $105 pneumo '04, please let me know

    I'm still not sure about gloves. I'd rather get it from jensonusa.com because i'll probably get free shipping. I prefer half finger because my fingers will probably breathe easier, but I'm new to cycling attire and if full fingers can breathe as easily, then i'll take your word for it. The two models at half finger are:

    GARNEAU REX GLOVE
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/GL703B01-Garneau+Rex+Glove.aspx

    GARNEAU X-GEL GLOVE
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product/GL606B00-Garneau+X-Gel+Glove.aspx

    This is their entire glove section
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/sub/184-Gloves.aspx

    I'm also thinking about getting wind breaking eyewear. I do about 30-35MPH if the road allows me. Is this highly recommended, slightly, or just barely?

    Also, what's a good water pack? i already have a backpack with a water pack slot.


    Thanks from NYC :)
     
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  2. StillRiding5500

    StillRiding5500 New Member

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    The helmet choice is fine and so are the gloves. But, if you are a new rider and can ride 30 -35 mph, you should turn pro tomorrow. Or buy a cycling computer. Such an optimist!!!!! :)
     
  3. TKOS

    TKOS New Member

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    I would get 2 pair of gloves. One fingerless for the warm weather and one with fingers for when it is cooler but you still want to ride. Garneau has good stuff, I buy a lot of their clothing.
     
  4. tehpr3chr

    tehpr3chr New Member

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    I love all things nalini! I have some nalini cycling gloves and like them a lot! I also have the red and white pneumo from last year, and it's a terriffic helmet! Haven't wrecked w/ it yet, but I'm sure it'll protect me just fine if I do.
     
  5. RC2

    RC2 New Member

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    My advice would be to go to a LBS and try on different gloves and helmets. Buy what feels best and fits.
     
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