Gloves – A cyclists best friend. Any good rider will know the value of wearing a good solid pair of riding gloves and how they should be worn at all times. The common misconception is that you only need gloves for winter when it is cold. This however is not the case, especially when you think about which part of your body hits the ground first during an accident. This is of course your hands and without suitable hand protection fingers and skin can quickly be removed.
Types of Moped Gloves
There are several types of gloves riders can choose from with each offering their own level of protection. At the basic end riders could opt for fabric (leather lined) gloves. These have leather palms to offer basic protection to the underside of your hands. They are also warm however they are not waterproof. These can be picked up reasonably cheaper. If you want to go to the other end of the scale then you could look at buying full racing gloves. These are made up of materials such as kevlar and carbon fibre. These offer the highest level of protection but again these are often not waterproof. Finally (a good compromise) all weather gloves which are suitable for use all year round. These are both comfortable and offer a good level of protection. The choice is ultimately comes down to rider preference.
When looking to buy a pair of riding gloves you should take along your riding jacket to ensure that your new gloves fit snuggly under your jacket sleeves. Riders should also look at the strap types and what kind of weather protection they will require. Most riders recommend velcro strap types as they are easy to apply and allow riders to quickly remove gloves after an accident. Finally when trying on your new gloves make sure you can feel the controls of your bike sufficiently. Your gloves need to both comfortable and safe.