By Peter Ebro, GripGrab
Mud, sweat, and tears are part of cycling - just like cycling gloves (ormitts, if you are from the UK). Yes, whilst most of us will agree that gloves are essential to survive winter cycling, it is a more discussed topic when it comes to summer cycling.
Some might feel that gloves are entirely uncool, others will only wear them in races, and some wear them on each and every ride.
Here are 4 reasons for wearing gloves for summer cycling...
Hands get sweaty pretty quickly in the summer. Without gloves, your hands tend to slip and slide on the bars and brake levers. While a good bar tape can compensate for some of it, it is still more comfortable riding with thin summer gloves like the Roadster or Racing, because they absorb the sweat and always provide plenty of grip for hands and fingers on all parts of the bars.
Is it uncool? Not with GripGrab gloves.
Sweat on your hands is one thing. Sweat from your nose or forehead another. It is much easier to handle it by wiping it off with gloves than with bare hands.
I will admit, before working for GripGrab I only wore gloves for racing.
As a junior, I crashed quite a lot. Each time, the gloves saved my hands. Nowadays, I also wear them for training; not for fear of crashing, but for improved grip on the bars, and to show people the beautiful gloves that GripGrab offer.
Opinions differ from rider to rider, but there is a reassuringly large amount of cyclists that trust in our DoctorGel padding. It takes away a lot of the bumps from the roads and trails, and in case of a crash it provides even more protection.
Still not convinced?
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