Cycling Mitt Recommendations

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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Sweep » 17 Jul 2020, 5:21pm

oo

my eye was caught by these..
https://galibier.cc/product/elysee/

stitched say the mad fools - clearly care nothing for weight saving and those fast finishes - but then you could stand, third, on the podium, and give a very good defiant salute with them.
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby philvantwo » 17 Jul 2020, 5:45pm

You could have Assos ones mick F! Isn't your Cornwall flag cycling top in boring black though?

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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Mick F » 18 Jul 2020, 4:48pm

slowster wrote:The mitts with leather palms from Galibier might fit your requirements.
https://galibier.cc/gloves-and-mitts/
Excellent!
I like these.
https://galibier.cc/product/regale-cycling-glove/
Bookmarked! :D


philvantwo wrote:You could have Assos ones mick F! Isn't your Cornwall flag cycling top in boring black though?
No.
It's the flag of St Piran, the patron saint of Tinners. Black with a big wide white cross.
Debatable if he is the patron saint of Cornwall though, as it's probably St Michael.
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby slowster » 18 Jul 2020, 7:25pm

Mick F wrote:Excellent!
I like these.
https://galibier.cc/product/regale-cycling-glove/
Bookmarked!

Let us know what you think of them if you decide to get them.

I agree with Sweep that you should also get a pair of their full gloves to go with the jersey below. Perfect for a raised fist 'Cornish Power' salute:

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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Shreds » 19 Jul 2020, 12:03am

Soecialized BG certainly do the job, are hardwearing and provide plenty of gel pad protection too. Not the cheapest but then again durability and quality are worth the extra.

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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Mick F » 19 Jul 2020, 7:58am

Mick F wrote:
slowster wrote:The mitts with leather palms from Galibier might fit your requirements.
https://galibier.cc/gloves-and-mitts/
Excellent!
I like these.
https://galibier.cc/product/regale-cycling-glove/
Bookmarked! :D
Just ordered a pair.
Free postage too.

When they arrive, I'll report back to here.
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby philvantwo » 19 Jul 2020, 6:04pm

How have you tried them on Mick F?

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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Mick F » 19 Jul 2020, 6:12pm

I haven't.

I can't find any to try on that appeal to me. The ones I have seen in the flesh have been rubbish.
All I can do is find decent ones online and order them with the hope that they'll fit properly.

If they're not good, I'll be sending them back for a refund. I'll have to absorb the return postage, but it's maybe cheaper than visiting loadsa bike shops.
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Mick F » 22 Jul 2020, 4:32pm

Mick F wrote:
Mick F wrote:
slowster wrote:The mitts with leather palms from Galibier might fit your requirements.
https://galibier.cc/gloves-and-mitts/
Excellent!
I like these.
https://galibier.cc/product/regale-cycling-glove/
Bookmarked! :D
Just ordered a pair.
Free postage too.
When they arrive, I'll report back to here.


Arrived this afternoon.

Absolutely, utterly, wonderfully, fantastically lovely. Well made, nicely designed, and a pleasure to wear.
Stiff to put on, and stiff to take off again, but it must have been half an hour that I had them on.
Not cycled with them yet, and it maybe a day or two before I'll be out on a bike .............. doing stuff and renewing the bathroom plumbing and installing a new wash basin ................ but Friday should see me out riding.

These mitts are really good. Mrs Mick F has seen them and said I should get another pair straight away.
Stiff to put on and take off at the moment, but I'm in no doubt whatsoever that they'll wear in after a ride or two.

Here's a couple photographs of them on my old hands. Little fingers suffering from Duprytren's Contracture, but I'm fine with the rest of my hands.
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Mick F » 22 Jul 2020, 5:06pm

Took them off ...................... and have put them on again. :D
Absolutely smitten by these mitts.

Sat on my bike(s) and felt how they felt, and I love them.
Wish I'd bought them eons ago.
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Sweep » 22 Jul 2020, 5:31pm

Thanks for reporting back Mick.
They do look good.
Two questions.

What's the finish like on the leather - smooth or sort of matt/rough (no criticism implied by second option).

The back - seems to be a perforated construction - is this leather or fabric?
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Mick F » 22 Jul 2020, 6:39pm

All off-hand thoughts now ............ and I've put them on yet again, and typing away still wearing them. :D
Absolute pleasure to wear.

The finish is matt and they "creak" and squeak as I flex the fingers.
The mitts are goat skin leather.
The backs seem leathery and the edging round the cuff is similar.

Utterly smitten, and I'll have to be weened off them tonight. :D

:D :D
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Mick F » 22 Jul 2020, 6:55pm

100% Natural Leather.
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Mick F » 24 Jul 2020, 3:23pm

Test-ride this morning into the drizzle, though cheered up later.

The mitts felt very supportive and strong and grippy, and although my ride was only 15miles, I really got used to them and they've sort of formed to my hand shape already. Give them a few more rides - longer ones the better - and they'll be fitting perfectly.

There are two drawbacks, one of which will go with use I expect.

One, they are stiff and tight to get on and off, especially off.

Two, there is nothing to wipe my nose and/or sweaty brow on! I'm used to having an adsorbent thumb-pad, but these have none at all. Maybe I need to wear a couple of wrist sweat-bands.
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Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Postby Sweep » 24 Jul 2020, 4:28pm

Mick F wrote:and they've sort of formed to my hand shape already. e.

That's because, judging by your ecstasy yesterday, you slept in them.
Thanks for the balanced review.
With regard to wiping, did the old style crochetbacked gloves have pads?
If not, what did the oldtime champs do?
Maybe wristbands as you suggest.

Tho i currently use cheapo lidls and sale gloves from polaris, i must admit to being tempted by these. My old stitched spesh gloves had a rough leather bit as i recall. They were damn tough.
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