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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Race Gloves

Well after nearly 10 years of Land Speed Racing, my race gloves decided to vent themselves. So, I am in the market for a set. To pass tech my gloves must offer hard protection for the knucles and be a true race glove. While I do like the Alpinestars GP Pro Glove, my wallet doesn't.

Any suggestions for a full protection glove that is reasonable in cost?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 12:47 PM
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Held Titan or Held Phantom Gloves are the best out there. Call TJ over at RidersDiscount for a great deal. They are not cheap, but hand surgery costs much more.
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Quit being cheap. The GP Pros can be had for $200.
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The alpinestars GP Pro are fantastic gloves...they were redesigned for 2012, so the discontinued model/design can be found on clearance/ebay for ~$140-$180. Another alternative I like is the SIDI Power glove...retails at 185, but can be found on ebay for ~$105.

Held Phantom is an amazing glove, but rarely found on sale.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2012, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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What were you using before that lasted 10yrs?
2002 version of the Teknic xcelerator. I purchased them in Feb. 2003
I average 3-4 multi-day events per year in LSR and used them about 3-4 more days a year, so they weren't used a whole bunch in any single year but they made it 10 seasons.

This time of year, after race season, the funds do run low. However, I do need to pick up a set this fall so I can break them in and not worry about them next year. My hands are actually between sizes, L and XL. Larges work fine, If I can break them in ... XL, which is the size of street set, gets too loose after awhile.

Yes, gloves are cheaper and a better alternative to hand surgery, but at the speeds I go if I get off the bike, there would be a LOT of other things I would be worrying about. Sometimes you can shop around and get high quality stuff without breaking the bank.
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I love the Alpinestars GP Pro gloves!!

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Well, I bit the bullet and got a set of the Alpinestars GP Pros. I got them from Riders Discount at a price cheaper than other folks were wanting for the older models.

These seem to be a wonderful glove. Went with an XL on my slightly larger than L hands and I couldn't had a custom set made that fit any better these. We'll see how they break-in, but I'm sure they will be even better.

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