Race Face xc & dh Gloves

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Race Face xc & dh

USER REVIEWS

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[Aug 22, 2003]
Chauncy
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

They are very comfortable and grippy

Weakness:

All the rubber grippy things fell apart in the 1st month
Rubber palm is worn out
Palm is perminatly brown from digging
Only lasted one season

They were really great gloves. They did fall apart after a year, but that's all right. They were super comfortable and I think Super T wears them. If they're good enough for Super then they're definatly good enough for us. The RNH gloves are what I have now. They are not as comfortable, but they hold up better.

Similar Products Used:

Fox Mojave (very uncomfortable), rnh (really great)

[Mar 01, 2006]
Pieter
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

Look cool (until you use 'em)

Weakness:

Fall apart after one ride

Maybe my experiences aren't examplary, but these gloves literally fell apart after one ride.

After purchasing these, I rode home with them on my road bike, which has a nice and soft taped handlebar. After the 7km ride I looked at the glove's palms and noticed they started to fray already. After another half hour of MTBing, they had big holes accross the palm. I'll be taking these puppies back for a refund.

Similar Products Used:

Huffy gloves from Kmart

[Apr 20, 2003]
Ian
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

They look really cool, feel good on my hands, give a really good grip. I dont know about the prive though, i think they are normally about 60 CAD but i got them for 35 because of swapped tags :D

Weakness:

None that i know of

Great product, best gloves i have used. I recommend them.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized BMX gloves

[Mar 18, 2001]
Connor

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

good and red keep hands warm

Weakness:

none

its good glove cause its warm and its red and i like them

Similar Products Used:

gloves

[Feb 20, 2001]
Rico
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

Liberal use of terry cloth
Very little padding and armour
"Cellular" venting

Weakness:

Twist grip thumb re-enforcement isn't long enough and tears
Neoprene wrist cuff could be longer (wrap around)
Could use more padding on palm IMHO

The XC Gripper is a very good minimalist full fingered glove for those who want light weight, little padding, good venting, and do not use a twist shifter. Some people hate too much padding, but I prefer it. If you twist-shift, be warned that the syn-leather thumb reenforcement doesn't cover the entire thumb; it stops short of thumbnail. This causes the seam to tear on the thumb. From the picture of the new (2001) RaceFace glove at the "Interbike" section of mtbr.com, it looks like this may be fixed.
I am too used to the Louis Garneau gloves, with it's Bio-gel padding, better cuffs, and construction. When it comes down to who is the best at Canadian cycling apparel, the scale tips towards Quebec (Louis Garneau) over British Columbia (RaceFace), but the gap is shrinking.

Similar Products Used:

Louis Garneau Jazz & biogel

[Oct 11, 2000]
Pascal Cormeau
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Looks really kewl... Has Race Face ritten all over it which is awsom cus everybody says that it's a great brand.

Fingerless golves are nice for tightening bolts and and do not restrain movment as much as fingered gloves. The nice thing about these Race Face gloves is that they have some sweeeet padding which is really nice on bumps. It also offers better protection...

Buy these gloves, they rool!

Similar Products Used:

fingerless gloves - skin

[Oct 04, 1999]
Joe
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

durable warm

Weakness:

none except the guys that dont like them

The Best and I give it five flaming shits!!

Similar Products Used:

Fox sidewinders

[May 12, 2001]
Dustin Smith
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

These gloves are really good, I thoght they were abit pricey at first but after looking around there all about that for full finger. They fit my hands perfectly and have good ventalation.

Weakness:

I'm not hard on many things and I've noticed that the threads are starting to fray and hang out in a couple places, this is nothing because there not falling apart...yet, oh ya the velcro starps should be biggar they always come apart..

for $40 not too bad but I think I'd look into something that looks of a bit better quality and possibly longer on the wrists.

[May 28, 2004]
drew

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

breathe well, looks, cost effective, towelling on the thumb is great

Weakness:

needs more palm pading, finger tips are a little slippery on the break lever (lx lever)

great gloves for the price, nice and light for xc riding in any temperature

Similar Products Used:

fox, hyper

[May 23, 2002]
Tino

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

lots of protection, comfortable, look great, sweat absorber on the thumb is great for whiping snot and sweat

Weakness:

started to fall apart after a year or so of use, too warm for hot weather riding

Great gloves for freeriding and DH, x-country need not apply..........

Similar Products Used:

Answer Vapors

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