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Thick winter gloves and forearm pump

Kntr

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Jan 25, 2003
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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?
 

jonKranked

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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.
 

slyfink

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Sep 16, 2008
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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.
 

Tmeyer

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Mar 26, 2005
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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!
 

rpet

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Jun 9, 2003
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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!
 

dan-o

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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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Cant Climb

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May 9, 2004
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Wear a thin polypro glove liner under any gloves, helps immensely. Keeps the overall bulk down....
 

stoney

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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.
 

ustemuf

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VMARTINEZ

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May 23, 2005
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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
 

Raingauge

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Apr 3, 2008
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Those are exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks a ton.

How are they for size compared to other gloves?
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.