Gel Cycling Gloves - advice please

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Angela Foster, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. SilentShifter

    SilentShifter New Member

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    I have the PI Gel Lite gloves and they worked great when I first got them. The padding seems to be 'flattening out' and not as effective anymore.

    I do highly recommend Douglass Gel Handlebar Tape from Colorado Cyclist. It made a big difference for me.
     


  2. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    Don't mess with your saddle position if the problem is with your hands. You may end up just shifting the problem from your hands to your knees. If you can't get the weight off of your hands with bar/stem adjustments, you're on the wrong frame.
     
  3. fish156

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    What's she got to lose? Do you know for a fact that her saddle is in the correct position as is? I'd say that if it fixes her CTS problem it's worth a shot. If her knees get sore then, sure, it did not work. But, who's to say that it will cause a knee problem? There's probably just as good a chance that it won't cause a problem. If you have a threadless headset there is not a whole lot you can do with a bike to make the body position more upright - short of replacing the fork or stem - other than moving the saddle closer. It's a trial and error process. Anyone that gets an absolute perfect fitting right off the bat is pretty damn lucky, but, that being said, a competent fitting is very important to get a good starting point. So, short of getting a fitting and a new bike, you work with what you can.
     
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    What's she got to lose? Do you know for a fact that her saddle is in the correct position as is? I'd say that if it fixes her CTS problem it's worth a shot. If her knees get sore then, sure, it did not work. But, who's to say that it will cause a knee problem? There's probably just as good a chance that it won't cause a problem. If you have a threadless headset there is not a whole lot you can do with a bike to make the body position more upright - short of replacing the fork or stem - other than moving the saddle closer. It's a trial and error process. Anyone that gets an absolute perfect fitting right off the bat is pretty damn lucky, but, that being said, a competent fitting is very important to get a good starting point. So, short of getting a fitting and a new bike, you work with what you can.
     
  5. artmichalek

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    A competent fitter would never recomend moving the saddle to adjust reach. And there's a lot you can do to adjust bar position with a threadless headset. If you can't get them in the right spot with a different stem, you can get an extender for the steerer tube. You don't need a new fork.
     
  6. artmichalek

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    A competent fitter would never recomend moving the saddle to adjust reach. And there's a lot you can do to adjust bar position with a threadless headset. If you can't get them in the right spot with a different stem, you can get an extender for the steerer tube. You don't need a new fork.
     
  7. OscarC

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    Try the Pearl Izumi Gel Lite glove. It is very light. Gel padding is in the right places and not thick. I paid $35.00 for mine. The glove feels almost like your not wearing them.


     
  8. vchu7105

    vchu7105 New Member

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    Exactly, after a few rides the PI Gel Lite Gloves flatten out, yet the specialized BG pittards at half the price have not flatten out.



     
  9. OscarC

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    Interesting, I haven't experienced this yet. I have about 1,000 miles on the current ones I have.




     
  10. friedmikey

    friedmikey New Member

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    I'm really a huge fan of the Specialized Body Geometry gloves. They really did their homework and put the padding in the perfect place for riding a road bike, especially with hands on the hoods.
     
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