Glove Recommendations

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  1. Appkiller

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    I have been using Pearl Gel and Gel Lite gloves for the last five years and find them to be
    highly valuable in preventing carpal symptoms due to cycling - however, they aren't cheap. Are
    there any other gloves out there that fellow carpal tunnel syndrome suffers would recommend that
    don't cost $35/pr?
     
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  2. [email protected] (Appkiller) wrote in message
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    > I have been using Pearl Gel and Gel Lite gloves for the last five years and find them to be
    > highly valuable in preventing carpal symptoms due to cycling - however, they aren't cheap. Are
    > there any other gloves out there that fellow carpal tunnel syndrome suffers would recommend that
    > don't cost $35/pr?

    Nashbar has the Trico Sports Gel Glove for $29.95 -- after you pay for shipping, maybe that's up to
    the $35 you said you didn't want to pay. I bought these gloves after I was having problems with
    handlebar palsy, which affects the ulnar nerve (as opposed to carpal tunnel), and they seemed to
    help. You can find them here:

    http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?category=89&subcategory=1043&brand=&sku=6988&storetype=&estoreid=

    The best thing, of course, is to watch your hand/wrist position on the bike, and that's free
    of charge.

    Best wishes,

    Claire Petersky Home of the meditative cyclist: http://home.earthlink.net/~cpetersky/Welcome.htm
     
  3. [q1]> I have been using Pearl Gel and Gel Lite gloves for the last five years and find them to be[/q1]
    [q1]> highly valuable in preventing carpal symptoms due to cycling - however, they aren't cheap. Are[/q1]
    [q1]> there any other gloves out there that fellow carpal tunnel syndrome suffers would recommend that[/q1]
    [q1]> don't cost $35/pr?[/q1]

    If they actually do the job, $35/pr is pretty reasonable, compared to the price of trying all manner
    of other gloves to see if something else might work. The problem is that people are different, and
    some will benefit from one glove, while others might find the same glove terrible. You've already
    found one that works; quite possibly, you're least-expensive route is to stick with them. Many would
    envy the fact that you've cured your problem for just $35 while they keep trying to find gloves and
    hand positions that will allow them to ride comfortably.

    For what it's worth, I get pretty nasty nerve issues with my hands if I use *any* of the gloves that
    are supposed to alleviate carpal tunnel issues. The only gloves that work are those with very thin
    padding. Anything else tends to push material up into areas of my hand that give me a lot of grief.
    The point here is simply to re-emphasize what I said about how one person's solution might not work
    for someone else.

    --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles http://www.ChainReactionBicycles.com

    "Appkiller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    [q1]> I have been using Pearl Gel and Gel Lite gloves for the last five years and find them to be[/q1]
    [q1]> highly valuable in preventing carpal symptoms due to cycling - however, they aren't cheap. Are[/q1]
    [q1]> there any other gloves out there that fellow carpal tunnel syndrome suffers would recommend that[/q1]
    [q1]> don't cost $35/pr?[/q1]
     
  4. On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:44:44 -0500, Claire Petersky wrote:

    [q1]> [email protected] (Appkiller) wrote in message[/q1]
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    [q2]>> I have been using Pearl Gel and Gel Lite gloves for the last five years and find them to be[/q2]
    [q2]>> highly valuable in preventing carpal symptoms due to cycling - however, they aren't cheap. Are[/q2]
    [q2]>> there any other gloves out there that fellow carpal tunnel syndrome suffers would recommend that[/q2]
    [q2]>> don't cost $35/pr?[/q2]
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    Why don't you put a layer of padding on the bars? I got some of that foam used for cheapo bars and
    cut it to provide a pad for the tops, up to the hoods. TAkes more bar tape to cover all that, but
    makes the bars more comfortable, in my opinion. Then you can wear comfortable gloves.

    --

    David L. Johnson

    __o | Become MicroSoft-free forever. Ask me how. _`\(,_ | (_)/ (_) |
     
  5. Frank Knox

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    "Appkiller" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I have been using Pearl Gel and Gel Lite gloves for the last five years and find them to be
    > highly valuable in preventing carpal symptoms due to cycling - however, they aren't cheap. Are
    > there any other gloves out there that fellow carpal tunnel syndrome suffers would recommend that
    > don't cost $35/pr?
    >
    There is price and then cost. I used PI gloves for a couple of years but had to replace them every 6
    months or so because they would wear through in the thumb or heel area. Over a year ago I bought
    some Assos gloves which are still in good shape. I paid $70 per year for the PI and so far less than
    $35 per year for the Assos.

    I tried and gave away several pairs of gloves before finding a padding thickness and general
    construction that keeps my hands from becoming numb, so my suggestion may not help you.
     
  6. Frank Knox

    Frank Knox Guest

    "David L. Johnson >" <David L. Johnson <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:44:44 -0500, Claire Petersky wrote:
    >
    > > [email protected] (Appkiller) wrote in message
    > > news:<[email protected]>...
    > >> I have been using Pearl Gel and Gel Lite gloves for the last five years and find them to be
    > >> highly valuable in preventing carpal symptoms due to cycling - however, they aren't cheap. Are
    > >> there any other gloves out there that fellow carpal tunnel syndrome suffers would recommend
    > >> that don't cost $35/pr?
    > >
    > Why don't you put a layer of padding on the bars? I got some of that foam used for cheapo bars and
    > cut it to provide a pad for the tops, up to the hoods. TAkes more bar tape to cover all that, but
    > makes the bars more comfortable, in my opinion. Then you can wear comfortable gloves.
    >
    > --
    >
    > David L. Johnson
    >
    > __o | Become MicroSoft-free forever. Ask me how. _`\(,_ | (_)/ (_) |
    >
    I use 2 layers of cork tape on the tops. This padding is just right for me.
     
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