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Offline bonova

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Gloves for Rallye?
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:58:12 am »
Hey Guys! Just wondering what the opinions are out there on gloves for Amageza etc? What Are YOU using?
Last Year I rode in the BMW enduro gloves which I was given - light and cool. But no knuckle protection. I also had some warmer gloves I carried with.
Normal DS gloved are too bulky and too warm in the tech stuff.
So what are the options out there?
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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 09:03:58 am »
I've got a set of Fox Bomber gloves. Basically a more robust MX glove with knuckle protection and better palm protection. I was not too impressed with things like the fastening straps which tore but all and all a good mix of offroad, ventilation and protection
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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 09:10:33 am »
I took 3 pairs;

2 of these, Klim Dakar glove;



And 1 of these;

Mork from York

I don't think the heavier ones will be needed this year. I only used them from Southerland to the bottom of Ouberg pass where you and I met up.
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 01:44:57 pm »
Are you going to use foam grips ?
 

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2014, 02:30:28 pm »
I used foam grips and swear by them, the pro grip ones are the best, not too fat. Usually I use mx gloves and palm savers but with the foam grips I don't need the palm savers.
Normal mx gloves worked fine for me, normally if it's cold it doesn't last long and it's the morning liaison so you can take turns sitting on one hand at a time. ;) :lol8:
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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2014, 03:47:58 pm »
Klim Dakar and a pair of Klim Inversion (thin, warm gloves) for early mornings or in case I get caught out late. But I'm more sensitive to cold than most.

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2014, 07:07:27 pm »
Last year's Geza I had mostly wet gloves.
 

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2014, 09:41:55 am »
Last year's Geza I had mostly wet gloves.

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Ja - I have foam grips Gavin.
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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2014, 01:29:48 pm »
I took 3 pairs;

2 of these, Klim Dakar glove;



And 1 of these;

Mork from York

I don't think the heavier ones will be needed this year. I only used them from Southerland to the bottom of Ouberg pass where you and I met up.
Same as above.

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2014, 04:10:20 pm »
I took 3 pairs;

2 of these, Klim Dakar glove;



And 1 of these;

Mork from York

I don't think the heavier ones will be needed this year. I only used them from Southerland to the bottom of Ouberg pass where you and I met up.
Same as above.

epic gloves

Need to find some to try on here in Natal.....
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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2014, 06:27:09 pm »
Any special advice on how to prep your hands
Hands are going to take a beating me thinks.
Also be carefully that your gloves are no so robust that the knuckle protectors actually chafe the skin off your knuckles
 

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2014, 07:48:00 pm »
So, who is the agent for these Klim gloves?  I still have one kidney left after paying for the race...
 

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2014, 06:11:57 pm »
Any special advice on how to prep your hands
Hands are going to take a beating me thinks.
Also be carefully that your gloves are no so robust that the knuckle protectors actually chafe the skin off your knuckles
every night two week before spray them with 99% alcohol, it will harden them right up
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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2014, 08:36:33 pm »
Last year's Geza I had mostly wet gloves.

Wet gloves = blisters  :3some:  Unless you tape.
Many pros often carry 3+ pairs.
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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2014, 08:51:35 pm »
I also use the klim dakar gloves, i have used them for about 7000 km of riding and they are still nice to wear, they are great gloves. KTM cape town stocks them. the klim dakar gloves with the progrip 786 rally foam grips is a winner

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2014, 12:09:17 am »
Many dakar guys ride with the Klim stuff.

Comfy, hard wearing and VERY well made.

I've ridden with many gloves, these are the dogs bollocks.
I wonder where that gravel road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. (Apologies to Mr Frost)

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2014, 01:58:18 pm »
I ride with these and always with foam grips.  Gloves very cheap and inners for the cold morning starts.  Gloves are combo of suede, material and neoprene.
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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2014, 11:32:14 am »
So, who is the agent for these Klim gloves?  I still have one kidney left after paying for the race...

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2014, 07:32:24 pm »
So, who is the agent for these Klim gloves?  I still have one kidney left after paying for the race...

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Re: Gloves for Rallye?
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2014, 09:59:08 pm »
KTM website has dropped all the product listings as I think they are updating their prices. best call them to check stock