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Assos S7 Fugu Winter Gloves

Assos S7 Fugu Winter Gloves.WEBEach year I add something to my winter clothing repertoire to make the cold rides more endurable, and even sometimes enjoyable. In the past I’ve used bulkier gloves to keep my hands warm, or sacrificed my hands with lighter gloves for racing and fast rides where agility and control was at a premium over comfort. This year I wanted to find a pair of gloves that were lighter volume, but still performed in keeping the cold out.

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Bar Mitts

Bar Mitts provide an alternative that promises to keep hands warm when they're resting on the brake hoods, but still let riders easily grab food, water bottles, or other items. Similar warmers called pogies or Moose Mitts have been available for many years for flat handlebars, but the Bar Mitts are the first version that I've seen that are designed to fit road levers.

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Specialized BG Radiant Gloves

These are the best winter cycling gloves I've ever used. They've kept my hands toasty on rides that began at 15F degrees and ended in the low 20s. I suspect that they"d be comfortable even colder. And for really frigid temps, they have a pocket on the back for a chemical heat packet. That's a clever idea, and the pocket doubles as a place to keep a car key or ID.

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Spenco Ironman Elite Cycling Gloves

Paris-Brest-Paris is murder on hands. Aerobars, once permitted, were later outlawed for safety reasons -- too many crashes in the big packs that form during the 1,200-km (744-mile) trek through northwest France. With 4,000 cyclists on the road, there's enough danger without some riders steering with their elbows. So hands get little relief during PBP's 90 hours. I know it for a fact after my last two rides in what has endured to become cycling's oldest event. Each time, I suffered numb fingers that took weeks to recover.

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Specialized Body Geometry Gel Gloves

After more than 30 years of riding, I get numb fingers on my left hand. I've always worn padded cycling gloves, always used the best bar tape available and frequently changed hand positions on the bar. In short, I've followed all the advice that my alter ego, Coach Fred, gives to riders with the same complaint. But guess what? My digits still tingle. So I have a vested interest in finding cycling gloves to cushion the pressure from road vibration on long rides.

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Spenco Cold Snap Winter Gloves

It's a shame these gloves have such glaring flaws because they also have several strong points. The fingers are cut slim enough that they didn't interfere with manipulating Shimano STI shifters. Unlike gloves with bulky insulation, the glove's fabric doesn't get caught between the shift lever and the brake lever. I also like the well-padded palm and the gripper dots, which keep hands from slipping on the handlebar. The gloves seem durable, although 15 hours of riding and 5 washings aren't enough to determine long-term toughness.

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SealSkinz Ultra Grip Gloves

If you are looking for a close-fitting, windproof/waterproof glove for cool- and sometimes wet-weather sports such as cycling and running, the SealSkinz Ultra Grip gloves have several effective features. If you prefer padded palms and insulation for freezing temperatures, or you want gloves that can also hold up for manual work, you may want to look elsewhere.

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Pearl Izumi PRO Barrier Winter Gloves

The Pearl Izumi Barrier gloves look good, fit well, and so far they're wearing like iron. Their best temperature range in my experience is from the high 20s to around 40 (-3 to 4C). Colder and my fingers got chilly at times. Warmer and I could feel more internal dampness. But the soft polyester liner did a good job of wicking moisture to help comfort. All bets appear to be off, however, during a rainy ride.

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Pearl Izumi Cyclone Gloves

These are 'tweener gloves -- useful for spring and autumn rides when the temperature is well above freezing but still too cool for short-finger summer gloves (or no gloves at all). This in-between temperature range, for this tester, is from the mid 40s to around 60 (7-15C). Colder than that and Pearl's uninsulated Cyclone gloves leave fingers too chilly for comfort.

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Craft Siberian Winter Gloves

Winter glove design is a trade-off. They need to be bulky enough to insulate against temperatures well below freezing but also sufficiently thin to provide good dexterity when working brake/shift levers. Craft Siberian gloves solve this problem. They're Craft's warmest winter gloves but they are also relatively thin to make shifting and braking easy.

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