I'm with BARRONVC...
I tried a few different types of gloves and didn't like any of them (the gel ones were the worst).
I tried all of the gloves trying to eliminate hand pain I was having and they were not the solution.
What I finally did that worked was a three step approach to wrapping the bars.
1. Gel type stuff on the bar tops themselves.
2. Wrapped the bars just before and after the hoods with cork bar tape.
3. Finished by wrapping the entire bars with cork tape.
This provided a very soft wide surface to rest my hands on.
The pressure on my hands is spread out over a wider area.
I also installed wider bars.
The stock bars were 42 cm and I went to 44 cm wide (I wish I had gone wider with 46's).
This took a loft of pressure off my wrists and put them in a more natural position with less of a bend.
The members of this community helped me work through this process... and trust me... it was a process.
There's a lot of good advice given here.
Now I only wear gloves when its really cold, and I wear an old pair of barely padded Pearl Izumi's.
Edited by: TOPAHI at: 9/10/2011 (23:52)
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