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Thick winter gloves and forearm pump

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Kntr, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Kntr Active Member

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    Yesterday, when riding I got the worst forearm pump that I've had all season. I haven't had forearm pump all season. It was so bad I had to stop a couple times every mile or so. I thought it was my brake levers being too far out, but they have been adjusted that way for a few weeks and I've done some 20+ minutes DH runs. The only other thing I can figure is I was wearing thick winter gloves.

    Anyone else have this problem riding in cold weather with thick gloves?

    Any suggestions on gloves that are warm but thin in the palm?
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  2. jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    take your grips off, and put skateboard grip tape in its place. it'll compensate for the extra thickness from your gloves.
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    I have these. i know you're in the US, but MEC's stuff is usually a knock-off from another company, so if you look around I'm pretty sure you'll find something. I think Pearl Izumi, DaKine, Sugoi, and I'm pretty sure Fox make similar gloves. I usually don't use those unless it's below freezing and they work fine down to about 19°F for biking.
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  4. Tmeyer New Member

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    Check out the DaKine White Knuckle glove. It's what I use for cold weather riding. Windproof and insulated on the back of the hand but a nice thin palm. Can't believe the cold is here already. 25 in Park City last night!
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  5. rockofullr confused

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    I'm from California and what is this?
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    :rofl:
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  7. Kntr Active Member

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    :(
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    it's like what happens at the top of Mt Shasta... that's in California isn't it?!
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    ^ Thanks for the tip on those Thors. I'm always looking for single layer gloves for bike and moto. double layer and palm padding suck!
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    Ironclad winter work gloves work for me until about 20* (wind/water proof, thin palm).
    Your local lumberyard probably has them. Cheap too.
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    I wear Burton halfpipe/park gloves in the cold
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    Wear a thin polypro glove liner under any gloves, helps immensely. Keeps the overall bulk down....
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  14. DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    Its still 91/73 here...
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    how hot is it under all your blubber?
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    Ive seen the stuff, we call it blow here in socal. But its not cold.
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  17. DirtMcGirk <b>WAY</b> Dumber than N8 (to the power of ten alm

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    The Wet Fat Globe Scale says its 102 outside today.
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    Have you thought about putting on a smaller grip too? It makes sense. If a large grip and thin gloves causes pump, then you get a smaller grip.
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    Those are exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks a ton.

    How are they for size compared to other gloves?
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    get the troy lee designs se cold weather edition.. best gloves ever for wet/cold... it feels like body suit stuff almost, so it doesn't get stretchy and weird on the palms. i'm picky about gloves and have a lot of them to show for it, these are definitely a keeper.

    http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=51320&category=3495
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    Go check out a snowboard shop and look at the half pipe gloves.
    Ton of styles.
    All I use in the winter are snowboard gloves. And I live in Utah.
    VM
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    I wear a medium in regular gloves and these are a medium too. The felt a little big when I first got them so I put them thru the washer and dryer to shrink them a bit and they fit good now.
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    yeah they aren't very thick at all. for being cold weather gloves i was impressed with the feel. kept my hands warm at whistler in the cold rain.
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